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Sipping fruit teas ‘damages teeth’ – Study

Sipping acidic drinks such as fruit teas and flavoured water can wear away teeth and damage the enamel, an investigation by scientists has shown. The King’s College London team found that drinking them between meals and savouring them for too long increased the risk of tooth erosion from acid. The research, in the British Dental Journal, looked at the diets ...

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JUSSAG launches health foundation with GH¢ 50,000

The Judicial Service Staff Association of Ghana (JUSAG) on Friday launched the “JUSAG Health Foundation,” with a seed capital of GH¢ 50,000 at a ceremony in Accra. The JUSAG Health Foundation intends creating a pool of funds that would be used to support staff and their relatives, and selected members of society, who have serious health conditions for which treatment ...

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UNDP holds health technology access and delivery dialogue

United Nations Development Programme

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called for a multi-sectoral approach towards addressing the policy inconsistencies in the access and delivery of health services and technologies. It said improving access to total healthcare services would be crucial if Ghana was to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly the Goal 3, of ensuring healthy lives and well-being for all, ...

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Bolga NTC tutors angry over transfer of staff ‘who exposed corruption’

Tutors of the Bolgatanga Nursing Training College are asking the Ministry of Health to reconsider the transfer of two of their colleagues, saying that action was taken because the two made allegations of corruption against the school’s principal, Bawa Awalu. The impasse between the Principal and tutors brought academic work to a halt in November 2017, with two of the ...

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Don’t politicize NHIS issues – MP

Deputy Minority Spokesperson on Health, Dr. Robert Kuganab-Lem, has advised that discussions on the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS, must not be politicized. This he said would ensure that the Scheme is put on the right footing to deliver quality healthcare to Ghanaians. “National Health Insurance Scheme was instituted to resolve the issues of families when it comes to access ...

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Jobless veterinary doctors give gov’t 1-month ultimatum

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Association of Junior Veterinary Surgeons has given government a one month ultimatum to begin the process of engaging them. Currently, about fifty two veterinary doctors are unemployed due to government’s inability to absorb them into the system since 2016. According to the President of the Association, Dr. Kwasi Agyei Safo, their role in contributing to the success of the ...

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‘Broken down MRI machines my major concern’- Agyeman Manu

Kwaku Agyemang Manu, Minister of Health

The Ministry of Health has admitted to serious challenges with MRI machines in most government health facilities. A number of Ghanaians have complained to Citi News that they are forced to pay exorbitant fees at private health facilities for MRI scans due to the breakdown of government-owned machines. Speaking to Citi News, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, said although they are working ...

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C/R: No cholera case recorded in 2017 – Regional Health Director

The Central Region in 2017, did not record any cholera case according to the Regional Director of the Ghana Health Services, Dr. Alexis Nang-Beifubah. In the Regional Director’s words, “The Region never recorded any epidemic-prone disease; the Region did not record meningitis, cholera, yellow fever”. The Regional Director made this known in his address on Tuesday at Cape Coast, at ...

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KBTH, Apollo Hospital join hands to treat brain tumor patients

In a bid to offer the best treatment solutions for patients in Ghana, Apollo Hospital has been working closely with Korle Bu Hospital in the field of neurosurgery to provide health care for patients specifically battling with brain tumour cases. This cooperation has over the past few years strengthened under the leadership of Prof. Thomas Dakurah and Dr. George Wepeba ...

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Stop picketing; we’ll employ 32,000 nurses this year – Gov’t

Government has told graduate nurses to stop picketing at the Health Ministry as plans are far advanced to employ them this year, 2018. Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid, at a news conference today [Tuesday], said the Finance Ministry has given clearance for them to be employed. He however did not state specifically which month they will be engaged. “This year, government ...

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