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Meningitis kills Asamankese SHS student, 60 under surveillance

The Ghana Health Service has put over 60 people under surveillance after a student of the Asamankese Senior High School (SHS) in the Eastern Region died of meningitis. The death, which is the second in the Eastern Region after one at the Koforidua Secondary Technical School, brings to six the number of meningitis related deaths among students nationwide. The student ...

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Cause of KUMACA deaths not yet confirmed – GHS

Despite suggestions from the Health Ministry that the deaths of four students at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region were caused by acute respiratory infections, the Ghana Health Service has said that it would be too early to comprehensively state that the cause of those deaths had been determined. According to the Director of Public Health at GHS, Dr. Badu ...

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KUMACA deaths: Test results to be released today – GHS

The Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr.Emmanuel Tenkorang, has said that his outfit will release its findings on the cause of deaths at the Kumasi Academy by the end of the day today [Thursday]. According to him, the Noguchi Memorial Institute, which has been testing samples from the students at the school over the last few ...

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KUMACA deaths: Meningitis ruled out, bacterial infection suspected

Health officials in the Ashanti Region have ruled out Meningitis as the cause of the recent deaths at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA). The officials, however, suspect a bacterial infection in the school. Speaking to the Media, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr. Emmanuel Tenkorang, said “we have done all the tests for meningitis. They are ...

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Anemia affecting maternal mortality greatly – Health Service

Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Thursday said anaemia in pregnancy remains a major challenge impeding the Service’s effort in reducing maternal mortality in the country. He said the 2014 Ghana Demographic Health Survey (GDHS) showed that, the prevalence of anaemia among women of child-bearing age (15-49 years) stood at 42 per cent. The rates were highest among the adolescents age ...

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300,000 Ghanaians on the verge of blindness — Survey

A maiden national survey on blindness and visual impairment has established that 300,000 people representing 1.07 per cent of the Ghanaian population, are on the verge of getting blind because they suffer a severe visual impairment. It also came out that 207, 000 people, representing 0.74 of the population, had totally gone blind. The study identified cataract, glaucoma, posterior segment ...

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Quota system for recruiting doctors will work if… – Prof. Akosa

A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa believes the new quota system to be used in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country will serve its purpose as long as it is devoid of tampering. Speaking on Eyewitness News, he lauded the Health Service’s move and urged that it be “implemented to the letter.” “It is important ...

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Volta Region places last on health league table

Volta Region ranked lowest in the 2017 first quarter regional feedback health league table of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Region in the 2016 national health league table for the Ghana Health Service recorded the lowest performance on the least range of the “Performance Gauge” (PG) scale, with its performance in the period under review described as “unsatisfactory,” placing ...

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57,000 teenage pregnancies recorded in first half of 2017

Fifty-seven thousand teenage pregnancies were recorded nationwide in the first half of 2017. A total of 31 teenage pregnancy related deaths were also recorded during the period. This was made known by Mr Simeon Kwabena Acheampong, the Ashanti Regional Manager of Marie Stopes International, Ghana, an international NGO, providing contraception and safe abortion services. According to him, a total of ...

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Scrap bonding of trainee nurses – GHS Boss

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, has backed calls for bonding of trainee nurses by government to be scrapped. Nurses trained in public health institutions are required to work for the government for a specified amount of time, after they graduate, before they are allowed to seek employment with any other employer. This system has been ...

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