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Tamale Teaching Hospital doctors on strike

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Medical Doctors at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) have fully implemented the labour unrest declared by the Ghana Medical Association (GMA). Medical Doctors there have laid down their tools in compliance with the GMA’s directive. As a major health referral facility serving the three regions of the north, patients who went there for medical services on the first day of ...

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DOVVSU chases doctor over sodomy allegations

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The Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) of the Western Regional Police Command has launched investigations into a case in which a medical doctor is alleged to have sodomised a 16-year-old senior high school student. Speaking to the Daily Graphic, the Commander of the Unit, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr Frank Nana Asumani, said the unit had served Dr ...

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Ebola serum for Africa patients within weeks – WHO

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Serum made from the blood of recovered Ebola patients could be available within weeks in Liberia, one of the countries worst hit by the virus, says the World Health Organization. Speaking in Geneva, Dr Marie Paule Kieny said work was also advancing quickly to get drugs and a vaccine ready for January 2015. The Ebola outbreak has already killed more ...

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Labour confirms strike on Wednesday

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Labour unions will from Wednesday, October 22 embark on an indefinite strike. According to them, the action has become necessary because of government’s failure to pay their tier two pension contributions . The unions that declared the strike include  the Health Services Workers’ Union, Ghana Registered Nurses’ Association, Ghana Medical Association, Ghana Physician Assistants’ Association, Government and Hospitals Pharmacists’ Association and ...

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3 die in Upper East cholera outbreak

Some cholera patients at the hospital

An increase in the number of cholera cases in the Upper East Region has resulted in three deaths so far in the region. Ten out of the 13 districts in the region have in Bawku in the Upper East region are on the increase with three people dead so far. The region has recorded over a hundread cholera cases in ...

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Rawlings finally settles out-of-court with author

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Samuel Atta Akyea, counsel for former President Jerry John Rawlings – in a case in which the former president is seeking to place an injunction on the launching of a book by Professor Kwaku Danso-Boafo, Ghana’s immediate past High Commissioner to the United Kingdom – has told an Accra Fast Track High Court that the final draft on the two parties’ agreement to settle the matter out ...

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EU pledges €500m to fight Ebola in West Africa

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The European Union (EU) has pledged an amount of five hundred million Euros to help battle the Ebola virus in West Africa. The disease, which has killed over 4, 500 people since the start of the year, is most prevalent in West African countries, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Following an appeal for funds to fight the epidemic in September by ...

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We will pay striking lawyers – Justice Ministry

Marieta Brew Appiah Oppong , Attorney General

The Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General says it is says the Ministry is working tirelessly with the Controller and Accountant General’s department to ensure that all arrears owed state attorney’s across the country are paid. Lawyers with the Attorney Generals’ Department in The Brong Ahafo and Ashanti Regions declared a indefinite strike over the over the non-payment of their allowances. And ...

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Gov’t woos investors for gas project

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Gas Company, George Sipa Yankey is calling for investment into the second phase of the Ghana Gas Infrastructure project to make Ghana the hub for gas production in the sub region. Speaking at a roundtable discussion with potential investors at the Global African Investment Summit in London, Mr Sipa Yankey said the completion ...

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Nigeria officially Ebola free – WHO

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The World Health Organization on Monday declared Nigeria officially Ebola-free, after 42 days — or two incubation periods — without any new confirmed cases of the deadly virus. “The virus is gone for now. The outbreak in Nigeria has been defeated,” WHO country representative Rui Gama Vaz said in Abuja. “This is a spectacular success story that shows to the ...

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