Health Service Workers Union raises eye brow

A study conducted by the Health Services Workers’ Union (HSWU) has revealed that there are many anomalies in the payment of Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) benefits.

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Free iron folic tablet for girls in the Volta Region

Girls between the ages of ten and 19 in the Volta Region are to be given free iron folic tablet weekly to prevent adolescent anaemia.

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Make occupational therapy a priority in the health sector, government urged

Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, immediate past Director- General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has called on Government to make occupational therapy a priority in the country’s health sector.

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HOW ABL IS IMPACTING LIVES THROUGH ITS ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCY PROGRAMME

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) refer to a group of conditions, characterised by facial deformities, behavioural and learning problems that occur in persons whose parents, especially their mothers, consumed alcohol while pregnant or preparing for pregnancy.

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Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics

A study has found that Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) introduced to improve the use of antimalarials may have unintended negative consequences, such as overuse of antibiotics.

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NHIS should revise its operational strategy - international health NGO advises

An International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) says the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) must redirect its focus to preventive care to reduce cost.

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Future of herbal medicine under threat

Indiscriminate felling of trees across Ghana is becoming a threat to the local herbal medicine industry.

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African leaders blasted for 'health tourism'

A South African minister has criticised African leaders who seek medical treatment abroad.

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KATH Doctor pushes for law on harvesting, transplant of human organs

A medical consultant has called for the government to move quickly to get a law passed that would allow for harvesting of human organs and tissues for transplant.

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Vivo rolls out recycling prog. for schools

As part of its community investment focus on the environment Vivo Energy Ghana, the Shell licensee, in partnership with Environment 360, a Non-Governmental Organisation has launched a comprehensive recycling programme targeted at basic schools in the James Town, Chorkor and Lartebiokorshie enclave of the Greater Accra Region.

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FDA bans hydroquinone

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has, with immediate effect, banned the importation and use of hydroquinone in the country.

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Unilever Launches ‘Help A Child Reach 5’ campaign

Unilever Ghana Limited has launched a social mission campaign to ‘Help a Child Reach 5’ (HACR5) at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in Accra.

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TB Kills 23 in West Akyem

More than 23 persons have died of Tuberculosis (TB) in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Today can report.

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KATH: Obsolete equipment impede emergency service

Frequent breakdown and maintenance of obsolete medical equipment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is draining the facility financially and affecting quality health delivery.

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Breast, cervical cancer patients to receive LEAP support

Patients of breast and cervical cancer are to receive financial support from the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP).

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Asunafo South: Poor road network impedes quality healthcare delivery

Poor road networks to local communities are seriously impeding quality healthcare delivery in the Asunafo South District of the Brong-Ahafo Region.

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‘1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre’ needed – Otiko

Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has said there is the need for government to have a "1-District, 1-Breast Care Centre" policy throughout the country to help early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

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Edwinology's Lab: When sweepers clean the streets, they are simply sweeping the wrong place

E-Lab has had this rattling feeling of unease whenever new plans to tackle poverty are announced. For the plans have always felt like abattoirs planning to tackle the problem of slaughtering.

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Gang raped by seniors, infected with HIV – SHS boy reveals worrying trend

A third-year student in one of the all-male senior high schools in the country, has lifted the lid on a worrying trend which has deadly consequences if not dealt with.

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NGO to train 800 traditional healers on mental illness management

Basic Needs-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organization working in the area of mental health has targeted 800 traditional healers and prayer camp managers across the country for training on the best practices in managing mental illness.

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