N/R: Only 36% of pregnant women deliver at hospitals – Report


Only 36 percent of pregnant women in the Northern Region patronize health facilities for delivery,  Georgina Amidu, Communications for Development Officer at United Nations’ Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. Ms Amidu indicated that the percentage was the lowest in the country and stressed the need for a second look to reverse the situation since it affected maternal and infant ...

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BCI organizes seminar for MMDCEs, nurses in Ashanti Region


A one-day sensitization seminar on breast oncology for Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in the Ashanti region has ended in the capital, Kumasi. In attendance was Regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah, the Deputy regional minister, Elizabeth Agyemang and the MMDCEs in the region. The seminar, which was under the auspices of Breast Care International, comes ahead of the formal ...

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Kintampo College of Health tutors want Principal sacked


The Health Tutors Association of Ghana (HETAG) of the Kintampo College of Health in the Brong Ahafo Region is demanding the removal of the school principal, Prof. Adu-Oppong for incompetence and mismanagement of the institution. To demonstrate their anger, the group Monday embarked on a peaceful demonstration, wearing red armbands on the school’s premises. They have therefore  issued a one-week ...

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E/R MMDCEs schooled on oncology


A one-day seminar for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives in the Eastern Region on an impending oncology training for community based nurses, has ended in the regional capital Koforidua, with a call on stakeholders to feature breast cancer prominently on their list of health priorities. The seminar, under the auspices of Breast Care International, was also attended by the ...

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Coffee drinkers live longer – perhaps


Drinking three cups of coffee a day may help you live longer, according to a study of almost half a million people from 10 European countries. The research, published in the journal the Annals of Internal Medicine, suggests an extra cup of coffee could lengthen a person’s lifespan – even if it is decaffeinated. But sceptical experts point out it ...

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Stressful experiences ‘can age the brain by four years’


Stressful events in life, such as the death of a child, divorce or being fired, can age the brain by at least four years, US researchers suggests. They looked at performance in memory and thinking tests of 1,300 people in their 50s to gauge brain health. The study did not look at the risk of dementia and experts said there ...

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Children ‘exercise less as they get older’


The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12. Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day. A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as ...

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Kwami Sefa Kayi donates incubators to First Lady


The Kokrokoo Charities Foundation, has presented two incubators worth $20,000 to the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo Addo towards her “Save a Mother Save a Child” project for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). Mr Kwami Sefa Kayi, founder of the Kokrokoo Charities Foundation and host of the Kokrokoo Morning Show on Peace FM, who presented the incubators to the ...

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NDC can’t be blamed for NHIS debt – Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health

The immediate past Minister of Health, Alex Segbefia, has said his administration will not accept responsibility for the current woes of the National Health Insurance  Authority (NHIA). According to him, the current administration has failed to follow plans and policies it had in place to deal with the issue of the sector especially with the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) ...

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MOH receives digital radiology X-Ray equipment for TB diagnoses


The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, received the first batch of ultra-modern digital radiology X-Ray equipment from the Delft Imaging Systems, a Dutch company, for the swift screening of suspected Tuberculosis (TB) cases across the country. The Delft technology, which is a highly effective means to improve patient diagnoses and referral of TB cases and to build local capacity, is ...

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