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37 Military Hospital goes paperless

The 37 Military Hospital is migrating to a paperless regime to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare. The management of the facility is optimistic that the move will also reduce the stress its clients go through in their quest to seek healthcare. The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah-Agyapong, who made this known at the ...

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No cause for alarm over drug-resistant TB case – GHS

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The Ghana Health Service has called for calm among the public following a reported case of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB) case in the country. It said there is no cause for alarm as it can assure the public that no further deaths will be recorded from the disease. The Ghana Health Service on Friday confirmed that Ghana had recorded ...

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FDA to destroy SA meat products over Listeriosis fears

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in Ghana has cautioned the public against purchasing possibly Listeriosis infected ready-to-eat (RTE) processed meat products produced by Enterprise Foods (a subsidiary of Tiger Brands Company), in Polokwane, South Africa. According to the FDA, the producers are confirmed by South African authorities as the people responsible for the outbreak of Listeriosis, a bacteria causing ...

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Ghana records first case of ‘deadly’ XDR Tuberculosis

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana has recorded its first case of  extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Service, the victim of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been confirmed dead. The rare type of TB known as XDR TB does not respond to standard treatment with first-line anti-TB drugs, and can take up to two years ...

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Malaria deaths decline in Upper East Region

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Mr. Sidney Agoyomah Abilba, the Upper East Regional Focal Person for Malaria has called on the media to disseminate information on the need to use Long Lasting Insecticide Net (LLIN) as part of measures to reduce the prevalence of malaria in the Region. The Region made progress in malaria control, as the proportion of suspected malaria treatment increased from 86.4 ...

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Fertility rate reduces over increased contraceptives usage – Report

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The preliminary results of the 2017 Ghana Maternal Health Survey (GMHS) shows an increase in the usage of contraceptives, contributing to a reduced fertility rate from 4.2 per cent in 2014 to 3.9 per cent in 2017. Presenting the preliminary report on Wednesday, Mr. Peter Peprah, the Head of Field Operations at the Ghana Statistical Service (GSS) and the Project ...

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Bottled water: WHO launches plastic health review

The World Health Organization is to launch a review into the potential risks of plastic in drinking water. It will assess the latest research into the spread and impact of so-called microplastics – particles that are small enough to be ingested. It comes after journalism organisation Orb Media found plastic particles in many major brands of bottled water. There is no evidence ...

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Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted ...

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Childhood immunization rate declines in Upper East Region

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Childhood immunization in the Upper East Region has over the past three years consistently declined, and immediate action is needed to reverse the trend, Dr. Winfred Ofosu, the Upper East Regional Director of Health Services, has said. “Immunization remains one of the most effective interventions globally for the control of infectious diseases, and if swift remedial action is not taken ...

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Pensioners call for National Health Endowment Fund

The National Pensioners Association of Ghana is advocating the establishment of a National Health Endowment Fund to cater for the health needs of its members. The Association’s General Secretary, Edward Ameyibor, made the proposal at its Annual National Conference held in Tamale. The conference was in commemoration of the Association’s Silver Jubilee. Edward Ameyibor maintained that the National Health Endowment ...

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