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Ghana imports 30 million condoms every year

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The Ghana AIDS Commission has explained that Ghana imports about 30 million condoms annually, but usage is on the low side. According to the acting Director of Technical Services at the Ghana AIDS Commission, Mr Cosmos Ohene-Adjei, the low patronage of condoms in the country was worrying in relation to efforts at ensuring the prevention of new cases of HIV ...

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Angel Group president donates cardiac monitors to KATH

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The President of the Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has presented 6 pieces of Patient Cardiac Monitors to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The six (6) machines priced at GH₵ 136,000.00, are to be used at the Emergency Unit of the hospital to save lives of patients whose hearts need to be monitored and supported. Presenting the ...

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Middle-aged told to walk faster

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Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy, amid concern high levels of inactivity may be harming their health. Officials at Public Health England said the amount of activity people did started to tail off from the age of 40. They are urging those between the ages of 40 and 60 to start doing regular brisk ...

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Ghana has only 32 practicing veterinary doctors – Council

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The Veterinary Council of Ghana has appealed to the government to resource the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) School of Veterinary Medicine, to improve its infrastructure and faculty to advance veterinary training, research and healthcare delivery. Dr. Jonathan Amakye-Anim, Chairman of the Council, said this was urgent since the country currently had only 32 certified practicing veterinary ...

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Ledzekuku MP screens constituents ahead of Teshie Homowo

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The Member of Parliament for the Ledzokuku constituency, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has organized a medical screening outreach programme for his constituents. The MP who is a medical doctor himself with his team screened over 700 people and also gave them drugs for free. Speaking to Citi News, Dr. Okoe Boye said the exercise was aimed at ensuring that his ...

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Don’t eat ‘poisonous’ Puffer fish – Fisheries Commission

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The Fisheries Commission has warned Ghanaians against eating any product on the market made with the Puffer fish due to its poisonous nature. This follows reports from the Volta Region that four people had died after consuming the puffer fish while several others were hospitalized. The Head of Fish Health Unit of the Fisheries Commission, Dr Peter Ziddah in an ...

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Don’t frustrate doctors with new quota system – GMA warns

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has charged the Ministry of Health to be transparent in the application of the new quota system for employing medical professionals. Under that system, doctors will be posted to government health centers based on the number of vacancies available in specific regions. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare who announced the ...

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Ghanaians among top foreigners boosting UK health system

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2016 figures indicate that there are 2,289 Ghanaian health staff under the United Kingdom’s (UK) National Health Service (NHS). Ghana contributes the 15th most human resources to the UK’s NHS and other African countries feature prominently, with Nigeria contributing 5,040, South Africa contributing 1,626 and Egypt contributing 887. UK nationals contribute 971,878 persons to NHS staff, which range from cleaners ...

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Quota system for recruiting doctors will work if… – Prof. Akosa

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa

A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa believes the new quota system to be used in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country will serve its purpose as long as it is devoid of tampering. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he lauded the Health Service’s move and urged that it be “implemented to the letter.” “It is important ...

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Queenmothers should champion family planning education – Prof. Akosa

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa

A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, believes traditional leaders could lead family planning education campaign to reduce Ghana’s rising population. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he noted the efforts in family planning education was not yielding results and perhaps roping in queenmothers, especially, would be more impactful. This is especially so given the rural areas generally record the ...

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