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Advertisement of herbal drugs for ‘incurable’ diseases worrying – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has expressed worry about the manner in which herbal medicine practitioners advertise cure for all kinds of incurable diseases in the media. Upper East Regional Director of the FDA, Mr. Zakaria Braimah, disclosed this in an interview with Citi News in Bolgatanga. “We are worried about the manner that some herbal practitioners go on ...

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FOCOS to host renowned sports medicine, arthroplasty surgeon

FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital will host renowned US Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) Surgeon, Dr. Michael Maynard and his team from the Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, from 21st to 25th November, 2017, at their facility in Pantang, Accra. The renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, on his third mission trip to Ghana, will run a clinic and conduct specialized ...

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Roche presents report on breast cancer

Global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche has presented the study design for the first-ever breast cancer patient journey study in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) congress in Kigali, Rwanda. The study aims to describe the typical breast cancer patient journey, as well as to assess resource use, cost, and other ...

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Sack our Director or we’ll free patients – Ankaful Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have threatened to declare a strike and release all patients on admission if government retains the facility’s medical director, Dr Eugene Dordoye. According to the nurses, the gross disrespect shown by Dr. Dordoye to staff and mismanagement of the hospital is causing them ‘psychological and emotional’ distress. Speaking to the ...

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N/R: Drug shortage affecting mentally ill persons

Inadequate medical supplies is worsening the health status of mentally ill people in the Northern Region who largely depend on government’s support for their drugs. This situation, according to the Executive Director of Gub-Katimali Society, Sheikh Yakubu Abdul Karim, requires government’s prompt action. He noted with deep concern that irregular supply and the periodic shortage of medications meant for mentally ill ...

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Over 150 children to get free cleft surgery funding

Samsung Ghana is bringing back smiles to the faces of children across Ghana ahead of this year’s Christmas festivities. The electronics giant has partnered with Operation Smile, an international medical charity organization, to fund the cleft surgeries of more than 150 Ghanaian children. “Smile with Samsung” is the second project through which the electronics provider will support cleft surgeries in ...

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Galamsey poses health risk to residents – Principal

The Principal of Ntotoroso College of Nursing , Alhaji Abdul Karim Boakye–Yiadom, has stated that the health of the present generation of Ghanaians will adversely be affected by the ‘galamsey’ menace if it not dealt with. He said the type of diseases that would emerge in the next 10 to 20 years, especially in the galamsey (illegal mining) areas, could be difficult ...

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Atomic explosion: 10 still receiving treatment at 37 Hospital

Management of the 37 Military Hospital has confirmed that ten out of the 54 persons who escaped the gas explosion at Atomic Junction with varying degrees of injury, are still being treated at the hospital a month after the incident. Seven people were confirmed dead in the blast, whilst 132 people sustained varying degrees of injury. The residents of Atomic Junction in ...

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UG Medical Centre intended to be managed by Legon – Mettle-Nunoo

The University of Ghana was always envisioned to manage the University of Ghana Medical Centre, a Deputy Health Minister under the Mills administration, Rojo Mettle-Nunoo has said. Speaking on Eyewitness News, amid the apparent impasse between the Ministry of Health and the University of Ghana, the former Deputy Minister indicated that, a number of requests were made with regards to the management of the facility. ...

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Prof Adei calls for improved attitude among health workers

Professor Stephen Adei, a former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), says there is the need for improvement in the attitude of medical personnel especially nurses, paramedics and other supporting staff. “As in other areas of our national life, the attitude of our medical personnel especially nurses and those who handle people in their most ...

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