Pregnant nursing student barred from writing exams

File photo: Nursing students sitting for an examination

The Gushiegu Midwifery Training School in the Northern Region was thrown into a state of shock when a married student was prevented from taking part in the end-of-semester examination because she was pregnant. According to some teachers at the school, they were acting on a directive to prevent all pregnant students from taking part in the exams. The victim, Cecilia ...

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‘Think health, think Medical Doctor’ posturing of the media deadly [Article]


This article has been necessitated by my longtime observation that the Ghanaian media treat health in a restricted, straightjacket manner. The WHO defines health as a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. This will inform even a lay person that health is a multifaceted, multi-sectoral issue. In terms of ...

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HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ thanks to new drugs


Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than those first using it in 1996, it found. Doctors say that starting treatment early is crucial to achieve a long and healthy ...

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Ghanaians advised to exercise to prevent suicide


A New Patriotic Party (NPP) affiliated group, Professionals for Political Action, Greater Accra Caucus (PPA -GAC) has advised Ghanaians to partake in more health walk to release stress which can lead to depression. In an interview with the Chairman of PPA Greater Accra Caucus, Mr. Ebenezer Osei Kofi recommended that people should find time to exercise to save themselves from ...

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Indisciplined nurses eroding good image of GHS – Director

A nurse

General indiscipline among some Nurses in public health facilities in the country has been identified as one of the major factors damaging the good image of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). Dr Abdul-Razak Dokurugu, the Deputy Director of the GHS in charge of Clinical Health of the Upper East Region made the observation during a joint matriculation ceremony held for ...

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‘Heart attack risk’ for common Nsaid painkillers


A fresh study suggests there may be a link between taking high doses of Nsaid painkillers – such as ibuprofen – and heart attacks. The paper, published in The BMJ, builds on a previous body of work linking these drugs to heart problems. This research suggests the risk could be greatest in the first 30 days of taking the drugs. ...

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500 unemployed health workers picket at Health Ministry


About 500 jobless health professionals have staged a protest at the Ministry of Health to demand immediate employment. According to them, the government has failed to employ them a year after completing their academic programmes. The Allied Health Professionals, comprising graduates of the College of Health in Kintampo and the School of Dispensing Optics in Oyoko say their protest has ...

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Unemployed diploma nurses call off protest at Flagstaff House


The Coalition of Unemployed bonded diploma nurses has called off their planned picketing at the flagstaff House which was slated for today [Monday]. According to them, the decision to cancel the action is based on government’s assurance that they will be recruited to work in some health institutions. The coalition, about two weeks ago, picketed at the Ministry of Health ...

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Fight against teenage pregnancy intensified in Ashanti Region

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The campaign to bring down teen sex and teen pregnancy has been scaled up in the Ashanti Region with the training of more young people for reproductive health advocacy. This is being done under the Ghana Adolescent Reproductive Health (GHARH) project, an intervention to improve youth access to health information and quality reproductive health services. Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), ...

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First lady raises funds to construct maternity block at KATH

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

Ghana’s first lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called on Ghanaians and corporate organizations to assist raise an amount of GH10 million cedis to construct a new mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye teaching hospital in the Ashanti region. The unit which is expected to be constructed within three months will help to reduce congestion and current deaths reported daily ...

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