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Osu Gov’t Maternity Home disconnected by ECG

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The Osu Government Maternity Home has been forced to suspend medical care after the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) disconnected power to the facility. The facility is currently catering for about 40 persons who have been left stranded. The Matron of the facility, Ella Hason Owusu, pleaded with authorities to support the hospital during an interview with Citi News. She recounted ...

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Captain Smart unveiled as Ambulance Service Ambassador

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Broadcast Journalist, Captain Smart has been unveiled as Ambassador for the Ghana National Ambulance Service’s ‘Operation Save a Soul’ campaign. Captain Smart, who also hosts Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem has a mandate of leading a team to solicit for support and resources for the Ambulance Service which is said to be under-resourced. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, Deputy Minister ...

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Kenya cholera outbreak hits dozens at health conference

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Nearly 50 people have contracted cholera while attending a health conference in Kenya’s capital. The infected delegates were among hundreds who had gathered for the four-day forum organised by the Ministry of Health at a Nairobi hotel on Tuesday. They have been isolated in a city hospital, but health officials say the number of people infected may rise. It is ...

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Intervene in our market premium issues – GHOSPA begs Nana Addo

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The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA), wants President Akufo-Addo to intervene in the recurring issues regarding their migration unto the Single Spine Salary Structure. It lamented that after seven years of being migrated onto the single spine, they are yet to receive what is due them. The General Secretary of GHOSPA, Agyeman Badu, made the call when some executives of ...

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Health Ministry issues alert on ‘strange disease’

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Ghana’s Health Ministry has issued a health alert following a “strange disease” that has claimed eleven lives in West African country, Liberia. According to the Ministry, it had received information that at least nine others have been infected by the disease, adding that all the victims reported similar symptoms. “The symptoms reported by the victims mainly are headache, weakness, diarrhoea, ...

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Health Minister to face Parliament over Central Medical Stores fire

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Parliament is expected to drag the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu before it in the coming days, for failing to make any significant progress in its investigations into the Central Medical Stores fire. Under the erstwhile Mahama government, an investigative report concluded that, the incident was an act of arson, but no one has been prosecuted since 2015. Over one ...

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Zoomlion supports First Lady to improve infant, maternal health

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Zoomlion Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, on Tuesday presented a cheque for GHc50,000 to the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, in support of her ‘Save a Child, Save a Mother’ project. The amount is the company’s contribution towards the completion of a maternity block for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region ...

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Minister urges NHIA to avoid partisanship

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The Volta Regional Minister, Dr. Archibald Letsa, has asked workers of the National Health Insurance Authority to be committed to the policies of the government devoid of party politics to enhance health service delivery in the country. Speaking to workers of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) in Ho during their midyear review workshop, the Minister observed that, some workers ...

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MOH to address healthcare financing problem 

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, has hinted of moves towards comprehensive health financing. He said the Health Ministry (MOH) would soon come out with policy initiatives – short, medium and long-term, to address issues of healthcare financing in the country. Speaking at a meeting with Methodist Health Professionals in Kumasi, he said there ...

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Living with sickle cell; the untold story [Audio]

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Imagine being in pain every day of your life. Your knees hurt, you feel sharp pains in your elbow and your entire body is in constant pain. To complicate your woes, you often have low energy because your red blood cells have broken down. Well, this is the everyday experience of people living with sickle cell. As the World celebrates ...

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