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Gov’t employs over 200 additional nurses   

Government has secured clearance for the recruitment of over 200 nurses and health professionals, according to the Minister of Health Kwaku Agyeman Manu. This adds up to the over 16,000 nurses already admitted into the health sector. “So far this year, we have employed just about sixteen thousand of these nurses who were sitting home. In the course of this ...

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Nursing allowance can’t be restored without a ceremony – Minister

The Akufo-Addo government feels that simply paying nursing allowance without any fanfare would not do enough justice to the return of such a policy. The launch of the restoration of the nurses’ trainee allowance, set for to take place in Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Region on October 10, will see about 58,000 trainee nurses and midwives receive their monthly ...

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Container loaded with ‘rotten’ mackerel impounded at Ofankor

The Mile 7 District Police have impounded four 20-footer containers suspected to contain tins of rotten mackerel imported into the country to be sold to unsuspecting members of the public. The suspected rotten mackerel, with the brand name ‘Asahi,’ was allegedly imported by one Kofi Dokyi, owner of Dokyispo Ventures that deals in general merchandise. The items were said to ...

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Online betting: More addicts struggling with mobile sites

The number of gambling addicts struggling with betting on mobile phones and tablets has risen, figures show. The National Problem Gambling Clinic (NPGC) said while 24% of its patients struggled with mobile gambling in 2012-13, this rose to 63% in 2016-17. Software companies are working on apps to block gambling sites from the phones of problem gamblers. The Remote Gambling ...

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KNUST vet students to vaccinate 1000 cats, dogs against rabies

The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) chapter of the Ghana Veterinary Medical Students Association (GVMSA), has launched a campaign to vaccinate at least 1,000 cats and dogs in the Ashanti region against rabies. This is to help reduce the cases of rabies recorded in the region and  across the country. President of the GVMSA-KNUST, Benjamin Kissi Sasu, made ...

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First global pledge to end cholera by 2030

Health officials from around the world are meeting in France to commit to preventing 90% of cholera deaths by 2030. The disease, which is spread through contaminated water, kills about 100,000 people every year. It is the first time governments, the World Health Organization, aid agencies and donors have made such a pledge. It comes as Yemen continues to fight ...

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NDK, Trust Hospital partner for breast cancer awarness

NDK Financial Services has partnered with The Well Woman Clinic under The Trust Hospital, to create awareness on breast cancer, its detection and treatment, in this year’s Pink October. In 2016, NDK Financial Services and The Trust Hospital screened about 1,250 women in the Breast Cancer Awareness Drive as a joint CSR initiative. This year, NDK Financial Services and The ...

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There’s hope for breast cancer victims – First Lady

As the country commences activities to mark world breast cancer awareness month, Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has urged women to get regular screening so as to avoid late detection of the disease. This, according to her, will help increase the survival rate of victims in the country. Globally, Breast cancer is the leading cancer for women, and the second leading ...

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300,000 Ghanaians on the verge of blindness — Survey

A maiden national survey on blindness and visual impairment has established that 300,000 people representing 1.07 per cent of the Ghanaian population, are on the verge of getting blind because they suffer a severe visual impairment. It also came out that 207, 000 people, representing 0.74 of the population, had totally gone blind. The study identified cataract, glaucoma, posterior segment ...

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New association for doctors GADOR, advocates quality healthcare

Elected members of newly formed Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency (GADOR), have pledged to collaborate with government to ensure it achieves its dream of making Ghana a medical tourism hub in West Africa. According to them, government must strengthen the residency training system, empower specialists and give them the needed support to be at par with the world in ...

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