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Ghanaians having too many babies; that’s why health system is suffering – MoH PRO

There is too much pressure on Ghana’s health system due to the growth in population, Robert Cudjoe, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health (MoH), has said.According to him, in order to reduce pressure on the health system, Ghanaians ...

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Former Deputy Health Minister donates to Mental Health Authority

Former Deputy Minister of Health, Mr Robert Joseph Mettle-Nunoo, has donated some psychotropic medicines worth €8,000 to the Mental Health Authority, (MHA) in Accra. The donation was done on behalf of Medimex SK and Glenmarck Pharmaceuticals s. r. o (Czech ...

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Government to suspend nurse assistance clinical, preventive training programmes – MOH

The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana in consultation with the Ministry of Health has announced the suspension of the training of Nurse Assistance (Clinical) and Nursing Assistance (Preventive) effective 2019/2020 academic year. This follows the outcome of a desk ...

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Six arrested for open defecation

The Environmental Sanitation Taskforce of the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has arrested six persons for defecating in the open. The culprits were arrested at Effia No 9 and Sekondi Zongo on Thursday, June 28, 2018. They are Nii Addo, Salasi Denu, ...

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HIV ambassador calls for inclusion of HIV treatment tests in NHIS

HIV Ambassador, Rev. John Azumah of Heart to Heart Ambassadors campaign, says high cost of laboratory tests for HIV infected persons before treatment is affecting most patients from being put on antiretroviral drugs. Government targets to achieve Agenda 90-90-90 by ...

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“HIV And AIDS Do Not Kill Instantly, But Stigma And Discrimination Do”

  This statement was made by a person living with HIV at a day’s interaction between the staff of the Ghana AIDS Commission and the media in Tamale. The media (composed of reporters and editors) drawn from the Northern, Upper ...

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NHIS could collapse without new investment – Health Minister

Indications from the Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman Manu, are that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is still cash-strapped.He has said the scheme might collapse if investors are not brought on board to rescue it. According to him, the ...

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‘Cocaine soup’, ‘wee stew’ becoming popular among Cape Coast youth – Police

Police have expressed worry over the increasing concealment of cocaine, marijuana and other illicit drugs in soups, stews and alcoholic beverages by youth in the Central Region. According to the Police Service, this new trend of using the banned substances ...

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Doctor jailed 10 years for defrauding NHIS

A former Medical Superintendent of the Essikado District Hospital, in the Western Region, Dr N. K. Ametewee was on Thursday jailed 10 years by the Sekondi High Court for defrauding the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIS) to the tune of ...

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1,000 babies born with sickle cell disease in Africa daily – Report

A report from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) indicates that at least 1,000 children are born in Africa with sickle cell disease (SCD) every day.SCD is an inherited, chronic blood disorder, which can cause severe pain, stroke, organ failure, ...

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