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Fistula patients to be placed on LEAP – Otiko Djaba

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has announced government’s plans to put fistula patients on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme. She indicated that, the relief is meant to give hope to fistula patients and to embolden them to come out for medical treatment. The Minister made the announcement on her visit to the ...

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Education of mothers key to reduction in infant mortality – Research

The findings of a health research has indicated that the ages and educational levels of mothers and other predictors are key determinants in the survival of sick new-born babies in some districts in the Northern Region. The research, under the Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND) Study, also showed that there was an increased risk of ...

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We’re working to clear NHIS debt by 2019 – Nana Addo

The Akufo-Addo Administration is targeting the next 18 months to clear the debts that have saddled the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that, his government has found it necessary to find the money to save the scheme from collapse. “The scheme has been threatened by mismanagement and by huge indebtedness. We are now having to liquidate ...

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FDA to commence food safety enforcement exercise

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) would commence a food safety enforcement exercise and food vendors who do not comply with the laws and standards of food safety will be imprisoned or fined. Ms. Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, the Head of the Food Safety Management Department, FDA said this at a training programme organised by the FDA for Environmental Health Officers ...

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UNFPA Executive Director, Babatunde Osotimehin dies at 68

The Executive Director of the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, is dead. The former Nigerian Health Minister is reported to the have died on Sunday evening at his home in New York. The cause of his death is yet to be known. Born on February 6, 1949, he attended Igbobi College from 1966 to 1971 and then proceeded to ...

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Prostate cancer treatment ‘could help more patients’

One of the largest clinical trials for prostate cancer has given “powerful results”, say UK researchers. A drug for treating prostate cancer that has spread was found to save lives when offered earlier, a study found. The trial looked at abiraterone as an additional treatment in patients with prostate cancer who were about to start long-term hormone therapy. Abiraterone improved ...

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NGO constructs health centre for Sunyani West district

The Heart for Children Foundation Ghana, a non-governmental organisation, has constructed Community-based Health Planning Service compounds worth GH¢ 170,000 in three communities in the Sunyani West District. The communities are Aduonya, Kwabena-Kumah and Adaiboriso. It has also presented medical devices and equipment valued at GH¢ 50,000 to the District Directorate of Health to be distributed to health centres and clinics ...

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B/A: Nkrakwanta Polyclinic cries for help

The management and staff of the Nkrakwanta Polyclinic in the Dormaa West District of the Brong Ahafo Region, have made a passionate appeal to the government, philanthropists and corporate organizations to come to the aid of the facility. It said it needs assistance with the provision of modern health equipment and infrastructure to enable it to provide quality health service to ...

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Teenage pregnancy reduces in Atwima-Kwanwoma district

Stepped up reproductive health education in the Atwima-Kwanwoma District is paying off as teenage pregnancy drops in the area. The District Health Director, Mrs. Comfort Suglo, said it went down by 5.1 per cent, in 2016. A total of 458 cases were reported in year 2016, compared with the 2015 figure of 507. She announced this in a speech read ...

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Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial

A new targeted treatment for ovarian cancer has shown “very promising” results in women in the advanced stages of the disease. It shrunk tumours in around half of women who took part in a small trial. Researchers had only been testing the drug to see if it was safe for humans to take, but found it had an almost instant ...

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