Ghana doctors worried about rise in fast food consumption

The Ghana Medical Association is urging Ghanaians to patronise locally made foods in order to stay strong and healthy. According to the association of Ghanaian medical practitioners, the increasing number of heart diseases and diabetic conditions that are reported to the hospitals in recent times are due to the consumption of fast foods, extremely fatty foods […]

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Gov’t begins pilot to digitise NHIS cards

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) will roll out an electronic renewal of National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards nationwide by the end of the year to make for fast, easy and convenient renewal. The programme, according to the NHIA, had been piloted in Walewale in the West Mamprusi municipality and the Asuogyaman District in […]

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More to go blind – Ghana Health Service Report

About 300,000 Ghanaians are at risk of going blind, the Director of Institutional Care Division of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Samuel Kaba Akoriyea, has disclosed. According to him, already about 200,000 individuals have gone totally blind with cataract being the leading cause. Dr Kaba Akorieya revealed this yesterday at the official launch of […]

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FDA alerts public of unsafe Hydrocortisone Injection

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has alerted healthcare professionals and consumers, not to distribute supply, or purchase any Hydrocortisone Injection B.P 100mg. Hydrocortisone injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions. It is also used in the management of multiple sclerosis (a disease in which the nerves do not function properly), lupus (a disease […]

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Pay health professionals posted to villages more – Medical Council Chairman

The Chairman of the Ninth Board of the Medical and Dental Council, Professor Paul Kwame Nyame wants the government to pay health practitioners posted to rural areas more. According to him the move could more health professionals to take up postings in deprived areas. “There is no place where there is no compensation for people […]

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Prioritise breastfeeding as a public health intervention – First Lady

The First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called on the Ghana Health Service and the Ministry of Health to take urgent steps to prioritise breastfeeding as one of the major public health interventions in the country. She said an early inception of breastfeeding in infants and sustained exclusive breastfeeding among babies, especially in the first six […]

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Zoomlion to introduce innovative technology for waste management – Sekyere Boateng

Waste management giant, Zoomlion Ghana limited is to introduce new technologies that are environmentally friendly and affordable for waste management in Ghana. According to the company, this will immensely help the country deal with the sanitation challenge it currently faces. Speaking at a handing over ceremony of new trucks for MMDAs in the Ashanti region, […]

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Maternal mental health project re-launched in Tamale

A Maternal and Mental Health Project (MMHP) has been launched to improve maternal health and livelihood outcomes among the poor and vulnerable women and girls. The Gub-Katimali Society, an NGO in collaboration with the BasicNeeds-UK partnered the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for the implementation of the three-year (MMHP) dubbed: “Enhancing Maternal Mental Health of 29,520 […]

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Agbogbloshie decongestion plan on course – AMA

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has said it will go ahead with its planned demolition exercise at Agbogbloshie despite protests by squatters there.The exercise, when embarked upon, will affect over 1,000 illegal structures along the railway line, spanning the Accra Breweries Company to the Agbogbloshie station in Accra.City authorities have periodically removed unauthorised structures as […]

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