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Two deaths recorded from five meningitis cases in Bongo

The Bongo District Hospital has, from the beginning of the year, recorded two deaths out of five suspected cases of Diploccocal meningitis in the district. The Medical Superintendent at the facility Dr William Gudu, who confirmed this to Citi News, however, allayed fears of a possible outbreak, stressing that adequate measures are being put in place to contain such a situation. ...

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No cause for alarm; Health Ministry allays fears of Listeriosis in Ghana

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation of some food products from South Africa to avert the ...

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ECG donates to cured Lepers in Ho

Management and staff of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), in the Volta Region, have donated assorted food items and other housekeeping products to the Cured Lepers Foundation in Ho. The donation was made during a thanksgiving service in December 2017. Presenting the items to the Cured Lepers Foundation, the Regional General Manager, ECG/Volta, Ing. Joseph M. Forson, reiterated the ...

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Report all illnesses to health officials – Minister advises SHSs

The Deputy Eastern Regional Minister, Joseph Tetteh, has advised all Senior High School heads in the Eastern Region to report all strange diseases to the appropriate health authorities in the Region. In 2017, a number of senior high schools in the Eastern Region reported a number of meningitis-related incidents which led to a few deaths and the hospitalisation of several ...

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Central Medical Store prosecution delayed over incomplete investigations

Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has said that incomplete investigations have delayed the prosecution of persons suspected to have deliberately set aflame the Central Medical Store. According to her, information gathered so far from investigations into the matter are weak, hence the delay in initiating legal proceedings against suspects. Medicines worth millions of dollars were destroyed in that ...

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Consume more water, fruits during Harmattan – Health Officer

The Nutrition Officer at the Ho Municipal Health Directorate, Dzifa Adzornu, has called for the consumption of more water, protein, fruits and moist-based foods to replenish the body and boost the immune system during the Harmattan season. She noted that most people, especially children, lose weight during the dry season and underscored the need for individuals to consume at least ...

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Greater Accra hospital to begin ICU operations on Jan. 15

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has promised to address the understaffing situation at the Greater Accra Regional Hospital by employing more health professionals as the facility prepares to operationalise it Intensive Care Unit later in January. He said due to the inadequate number of doctors, nurses and specialists, the Intensive Care Unit of the ...

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Sanitation Ambassador bemoans health risks of ‘filthy’ streets

A Street Hygiene Ambassador (SHA), Evangelist Bright Adoboe, has expressed worry at the rate at which Ghanaians are living in filth.He has observed that currently, the sanitation coverage in Ghana was about 14 percent, meaning that 86 percent of space occupied by the public was dirty.To this end, Evangelist Adoboe has called on Ghanaians to adopt better hygienic practices and ...

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One dead, 6 others hospitalized after eating poisonous fish

A 64-year old farmer has died, whilst six members of his family at Nkonya in the Volta Region have fallen sick, after eating a meal prepared with puffer fish, which is said to be highly poisonous. Eric Sidu, started shaking uncontrollably moments after consuming the food and was rushed to the Kpando Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital, where he was pronounced ...

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‘Twice as many die’ in Africa after surgery

Patients undergoing surgery in Africa are more than twice as likely to die following an operation than the global average, researchers say. But they say the most worrying revelation was just how few Africans have access to elective surgery – surgery that is scheduled in advance. The number of these operations is 20 times lower than the demand, the study ...

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