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E/R: GHS probes mysterious deaths from injections

A team of personnel from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is currently probing deaths of three persons who reportedly died after receiving some injections at the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern region Two others are also in critical condition. The Director of Public Health at Ghana Health Service, Dr. Badu Sarkodie confirmed the ...

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Gov’t urged to give allowances for trainees in midwifery, pediatric nursing

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR), an NGO, has urged government to provide allowances to trainee nurses, who are willing to undertake courses in midwifery and pediatric nursing. The NGO is of the view that such a move would encourage more trainee nurses to offer courses in midwifery and pediatric nursing. Nana Ayisha Mohammed, Senior Programmes Officer, ARHR, said ...

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Delayed payments hurting service providers – U/E NHIS

The Upper East Regional head of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Sebastian Alangpulinsa says delays in the reimbursement of service providers and the inadequate supply of ribbons papers are threatening the sustainability of the scheme in the region. According to him, though the scheme is making strides in providing universal health care access to citizens, there was the urgent need ...

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TB cases decline in Assin Central Municipality

The Assin Central Municipality in the Central Region recorded a drastic reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases from 74 in 2016 to 56 in 2017. Mrs Admire Owusu, the Assin Central Municipal Disease Control Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of a durbar to mark the World TB Day in Assin Fosu. ...

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FDA intensifies surveillance to curb influx, abuse of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], says it has intensified surveillance in the country in a bid to curb the smuggling of Tramadol, a prescription only drug into the country. According to the FDA, its investigation shows that most of the drug comes into the country through unapproved routes making it difficult for them to track its final destination. “Our ...

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Abuse of Tramadol pain killer increases among Ghanaian youth [Report]

There is a growing trend of Tramadol abuse among Ghanaian youth in some parts of the country. Recent surveys have shown the drug is also used among market women, drivers, and in some cases, students. The abuse of Tramadol, a pain relief drug, according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital organs ...

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First lady organises health screening for Cape Coast residents

Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady, on Saturday organised a free health screening exercise for more than 500 residents of Cape Coast and surrounding communities. The beneficiaries were screened for HIV, blood pressure, hypertension, blood sugar level, diabetes, eye disorders, Hepatitis B, and malaria among other diseases. The exercise was conducted by a team comprising medical doctors, laboratory technicians, physician ...

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$860,000 Volo Health Centre to get first doctor after 3 years

The abandoned $860,000 Volo Samsung Digital Village finally saw some activity on Sunday after the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and a team of health professionals kick-started a medical outreach programme based at the village’s health centre. There are now plans in the works to host periodic medical outreaches for residents of the North Tongu District and beyond. “Thankfully we have been ...

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V/R: MoH, partners to distribute 1 million mosquito nets

MoH distributes 1 million mosquito nets in Volta

More than one million Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) are to be distributed in the Volta Region by the Ministry of Health and its partners to help fight malaria infections. A total number of 2,240,202 registered people across the 25 districts of the Volta region are expected to benefit from the distribution of 1,414,62 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets. The distribution ...

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Ho: Six died from Tuberculosis in 2017

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Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has revealed. She said the prevalence of Micro Bacterium Tuberculosis was on a steady rise in the Municipality, comparing reported cases from 2015 to 2017. Madam Garvin, who was speaking at the commissioning of a Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) ...

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