Adonko Bitters recalled over ‘drunk minors’, Angel Group fined Ghc25,000

Some of the helpless drunk youth at the Adonko Concert.

The Food and Drugs Authority has slapped Angel Group of Companies, producers of Adonko Bitters with a GHs25,000 fine among other sanctions for contravening its code on sale and advertisement of alcoholic beverages. The Authority took the decision after preliminary investigations into circumstances that led to dozens of youth and minors passing out at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi after ...

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Asokore-Mampong records low immunization coverage


The Asokore-Mampong Municipality has been recording poor immunization coverage – ranked the lowest nationwide. In year 2014, it achieved 26 percent coverage, rising to 64.3 percent the following year, and hit 76.7 percent in 2016. Mr. Christopher Dapaah, Ashanti Regional Chairman of the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in Health, said a combination of factors – ignorance, misconception, socio-cultural beliefs and ...

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Bonded Nurses issue 10-day ultimatum over delayed posting


The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses, has issued a ten-day ultimatum to the Ministry of Health to effect their financial clearance for onward posting. The group, which has over the last two days been picketing at the premises of the Ministry, has subsequently suspended its protest. Addressing a press briefing today [Wednesday], the leader of the group, Abdul Ganiu, ...

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Resolute jobless nurses protest overnight at Health Ministry


The Coalition of Unemployed Diploma Nurses on Tuesday evening passed the night at the premises of the Health Ministry amidst rain and cold weather, as they continued picketing in demand of financial clearance and posting. There were close to 40 nurses who pitched camp outside the Health Ministry, as Tuesday marked the second day of their picketing at the ministry. ...

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FAO, WAHO sign agreement to support Health development


The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) have signed a partnership agreement to support common visions of health development, food, nutrition and biodiversity. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a five-day Forum on Public Private Partnership in health for the ECOWAS region, which is underway in Accra. The ...

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Jobless nurses to march to Flagstaff house to demand posting


Members of the Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses in Ghana have threatened to March to the Flagstaff House if they are not given clearance to work at the various health institutions in the country. According to them, they will carry out the threat if their three day protest at the Ministry of Health fails to yield any positive result. ...

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Invest in Malaria fight – First Lady to corporate bodies


Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has appealed to corporate organizations in the country to assist in the fight against malaria to help boost productivity and subsequently economic growth. According to the First Lady, although enormous achievements have been made in the fight against the disease, current research shows that nine working days are lost per each episode of malaria a worker ...

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New malaria vaccine to be tested in Ghana, Kenya, Malawi


A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020. The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000 people worldwide in 2015, with 92 percent of victims in Africa and two-thirds of ...

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Unemployed nurses storm Health Ministry to demand posting [Photos]


The Coalition of Unemployed Bonded Diploma Nurses on Monday stormed the Ministry of Health to demand clearance for employment. According to members of the coalition, they are yet to be posted two years after the completion of their programme. The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia had disclosed that about 11,000 nurses had been given clearance for employment. But the nurses ...

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Gov’t ready to employ more health trainees – Minister

Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister

There are measures to employ 11,000 health trainees who graduated between 2012 and 2016, and 181 doctors who also completed their housemanship seven months ago. Government has also allocated GH¢ 252 million Ghana cedis for the restoration of nurses and teacher trainees’ allowances. These measures are aimed at improving the health delivery system in Ghana, Mr Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West ...

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