Health

Binaba Health Centre gets mechanized borehole

The Water Aid Commission in collaboration with its development partners has commissioned a mechanized water pump facility at a cost of GHC 15,000 for the Binaba Health Centre in the Bawku West District of the Upper East Region. The solar power pump is expected to pump 20,000 litres of water per day to the centre and the community. Mr Abdul-Nashiru ...

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Medical outreach vans left to rot years after commissioning [Report]

Citi News checks revealed that some eight medical outreach vans have been left to rot by the Health Ministry two years after the Mahama administration commissioned them. The medical vans were inaugurated to provide healthcare services to rural communities but are currently grounded at the Biomedical Department of the Ministry. The current Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu speaking on ...

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Health Service warns doctors against referrals to private practice

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said it would not countenance any action or practices by medical doctors likely to impact negatively on quality healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General, said that it was quite worrying that some public sector doctors and dentists, who are on full time appointment by the government, have in recent times ...

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Prisons appeal for special care for HIV/AIDS-infected inmates

An appeal has been made to the government to ensure that prisoners with the HIV/AIDS receive the needed care. Superintendent of Prisons, Cephas Nuwordu said more should be done to meet the nutritional requirements of the patients. He complained that the current food ration given to them was insufficient, rendering those living with the disease weak and sickly after taking ...

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Koforidua poised for 2017 health walk against breast cancer 

A mammoth free breast screening exercise has been held at Breast Care International’s (BCI) Host City, Koforidua in the Eastern Region as a lead up to the maiden health walk scheduled in the area on 14th October dubbed “BCI Ghana walk for the cure 2017.” The screening exercise was held for members of the of Assemblies of God and Methodist ...

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Actress urges collaboration in addressing maternal health issues

Nollywood actress and filmmaker, Stephanie Okereke Linus is calling for close collaboration among all stakeholders, including the media and government to fight against maternal mortality in Africa. The award-winning actress, who is the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) Maternal Health Ambassador for West and Central Africa said African governments must take the leading steps in reversing the negative trends of ...

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Kpando: FDA to intensify education on ‘poisonous fish’

The Food and Drug Authority is investigating the poisonous fish incident in the Kpando Municipality in the Volta Region which led to the death of four persons. The FDA said checks in some markets in that area showed that traders avoided the puffer fish which is believed to have caused the deaths. The affected communities include Alavanyo, Kpando and Tokor. ...

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Kpando Assembly to hold emergency meeting over ‘poisonous fish’

The Kpando Municipal Assembly will hold an emergency meeting over reports of food poisoning in the Municipal area which allegedly caused the death of four persons. The four people reportedly died at the Margret Marquart Catholic Hospital at Kpando, where they were rushed after allegedly eating a freshwater fish said to be poisonous when not cooked properly before consumption. Three ...

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Kumasi Maternal Hospital theatre block to be ready soon 

The theatre block under construction for the Kumasi Maternal and Child Health Hospital (MCHH), to raise the quality of care, is expected to be ready by the close of this month. Dr. Kofi Buah Bosque-Hamilton, the Medical Superintendent, said the contractors had given firm assurance that the deadline would not be missed. The block, which comes with a recovery ward ...

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Four die in Alavanyo after eating ‘strange’ fish

Four people have died in Alavanyo in the Volta Region while others have been hospitalized after eating what residents describe as strange kind of fish. The fish, which looks like a puffer fish, is known by the local people as “Gedde [in Ewe].” The Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital, in Kpando where the victims were rushed to, has attributed the deaths ...

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