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Suhuyini supports healthcare delivery in Tamale North with new Centre

The Tamale North Member of Parliament, Alhassan Suhuyini is working towards increasingly satisfying the health needs of his constituents by building new health facilities while refurbishing dilapidated projects across his constituency. The latest of such facilities are a newly built Reproductive and Child Health Service Centre and a rehabilitated health post at Choggu in the Sagnarigu district. Alhassan Suhuyini, at ...

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Birim North records rise in teenage pregnancies 

The Birim North District recorded 309 cases of teenage pregnancies between the ages of 10 to 14 years  in 2017 as compared to 280 in the previous year. Mr. Thomas Azurago, the Birim North District Health Director who disclosed this to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) called for the need for the Directorate, the District Assembly and traditional leaders to create ...

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Prisons Service on high alert over meningitis scare

The Ghana Prisons Service has issued an alert to some prisons in the country to be on the lookout for possible cases of meningitis. Prisons in the Brong-Ahafo and Northern regions are among those advised to be on guard. The Public Relations Officer of the Prisons Service, SP Vitalis Aye, told Citi News that the alert was issued to avert ...

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Tamale hospitals record 11 births on Christmas Day

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) and the Tamale Central Hospital (TCH) recorded 11 births on Christmas Day. The TTH recorded seven babies out of six deliveries; three of which were spontaneous vaginal deliveries while three others required surgical operations. Three males and four girls were born, with two of the girls being twins. The TCH recorded four spontaneous deliveries producing two ...

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Meningitis scare: 65 persons under surveillance at Asamankese discharged

The Ghana Health Service has discharged some 65 persons who were put under surveillance following the death of a student of Asamankese in the Easter Region. According to the Service, these persons did not show any symptoms of the contagious disease hence their discharge. A 17-year- old student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) died from meningitis a few ...

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USAID, partners build CHPS compounds for Volta Region

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and Korea International Development Agency (KOICA) has inaugurated four Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds in the Volta Region. The CHPS compounds are to improve access to primary health care services at the community level to promote universal health coverage. ...

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SHS graduate, others arrested for producing fake drugs

The Food Drugs Authority (FDA) in collaboration with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, on Friday, arrested 22 suspected local aphrodisiac manufacturers in Accra and Kumasi. In Accra, 20 men and two women were picked up by police around Adabraka Sahara, the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and the Central Business District. Some of the local aphrodisiacs seized ...

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KATH to get new Oxygen plant soon

The Ministry of Health and the Board of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), have given Management approval to seek private funding for the procurement of a new Oxygen Plant for the facility. This according to Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the hospital, is expected to save the facility an average of Ghc 12,000 daily bill it is accumulating ...

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First Lady donates to children’s hospital, parties with patients

First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has pledged the support of her Foundation towards improved health for women and children in the country. According to the First Lady, although much has been done to reduce the plight of women and children suffering from diseases, a lot more can be done. Speaking at a donation exercise at the Princess Marie Louis children’s hospital ...

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KUMACA students, staff finally receive swine flu vaccines

Students of the Kumasi Academy, together with teachers, non-teaching staff and journalists, were today [Thursday], vaccinated in the wake of the suspected outbreak of Influenza Type A H1N1 [Swine Flu] at the school. According to health officials in the Ashanti Region, the GC FLUMulti, the Influenza Vaccine being administered during the exercise, will prevent a possible spread of the virus. The ...

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