So, you’ve got ringing in the ears - should you be worried?

“Someone’s thinking about you” may be the sly remark of a friend when you tell them your ears are ringing. And while that would certainly be a nice thought, that incessant buzzing, which affects more than 50 million people in America alone, may be a symptom of an underlying condition.

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Bomigo health center turns ‘White Elephant’

Residents of Bomigo in the Keta Municipality of the Volta Region, are appealing to the government to help fix their abandoned health facility problem.

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Increase DACF to support HIV/AIDs programmes

SEND Ghana is pleading with the Government of Ghana to increase financial support to ensure full implementation of the 90-90-90 targets to combat HIV and AIDS by increasing the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) allocated for the HIV programming from 0.5 to a minimum of 2 percent per annum.

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Health is marketable wealth

There is an old saying that goes; 'God made man. Man made money, money made man go mad.' A very appropriate saying and one that holds true. Support this saying with another that goes; 'Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.' Interesting isn’t it? The wise man eons ago crafted these sayings with a vision of what was anticipated in the future. The future is here; it is in the now and yet we are oblivion to it! Keep these sayings at the back of your mind as we go through recent campaigns addressing health issues and reported by the trend's further below.

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AMA launches Waste Segregation Programme

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) last Friday launched a waste segregation programme aimed at making sure that waste that is generated in the metropolis is managed effectively. The “Waste Segregation in Basic Schools Programme”, is a partnership between the city authority and Jekora Ventures, a waste management company.

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NGO to promote health, education in deprived communities

A non-governmental organisation (NGO), EXGLO Foundation, which seeks to address health and educational challenges in deprived communities in the country, has been launched. At the launch, the founder, Dr Patience Aseweh Abor, said the foundation would partner stakeholders to enhance the welfare of deprived communities in the country through the provision of quality education, health and livelihood projects.

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Youth Inclusion: Essential in the area of drug policy

Young people are beginning to shift the paradigm in the drug policy world with directives and or perspectives on the best way to end the drug war. Many young people have joined in the drug policy discussion all over the world. Human right organizations, activist, medical practitioners and some key stakeholders have all added their voice to the fight against the inhume treatment.

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MP donates to CHPS compounds in Pusiga District

Hajia Lardi Ayamba, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pusiga, on Friday donated items to CHPS compounds in some communities in the Pusiga District, to help boost health delivery in the area.

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The Keeper’s House Chapel marks 2nd anniversary with blood donation exercise

The Keeper’s House Chapel International has organised a health screening for its members and donated pints of blood to support the National Blood Bank (NBB).

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People for Health (P4H) project begins

“People for Health (P4H),” is ensuring improved access to quality health service delivery for citizens in 20 districts selected from four regions. The P4H project seeks to strengthen organisational and institutional capacities of government and civil society organisations (CSOs) for mutual accountability in health, HIV, water, sanitation and hygiene, family planning and nutrition policy formulation and implementation.

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Is popcorn healthy?

Whether popcorn is "healthy" depends how you eat it.

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YPI-Ghana donates to teenagers in the Birim South District

Young People's Initiative - Ghana has donated some sanitary towels to teenage girls in the Birim South District in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

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Do more prostate cancer research —Dr. Obu urges 

Prostate cancer crusader and researcher, Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey Obu, has urged medical practitioners in Africa to do more research into prostate cancer.

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GHC892m debt impeding sanitation agenda - Sanitation Minister

An outstanding GHC892 million debt inherited from the erstwhile John Mahama administration is impeding provision of waste management services, according to Sanitation Minister.

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National Sanitation Authority in the offing - Minister

Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said.

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Bad attitudes of Ghanaians contributing to poor sanitation - Mustapha Hamid

Mr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, the Minister of Information, has decried the bad attitudes of Ghanaians as the contributory factor to the country’s poor sanitation situation.

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Tamale Central Hospital in distress; lacks basic consumables –Administrator

It has emerged that the oldest government hospital in Northern Ghana, the Tamale Central Hospital– is in a serious fix owing to many challenges that are making it almost impossible for management to run the facility effectively and efficiently.

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Sekondi-Takoradi: 21 persons arrested for open defecation

21 persons have been arrested by a joint taskforce of Police and Environmental Health Officers for openly defecating at unauthorized spaces within Sekondi Takoradi metropolis in the Western Region.

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ARII, Ghana Navy take quality health care to deprived communities

The Naval Command of the Ghana Armed Forces in collaboration with African Rights Initiative International (ARII), a non-profit, voluntary based International Relief and Development Organization, are set to expand health care delivery projects to more deprived communities in Ghana through the Doctors in the Gap Programme.

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Cardiac and communicable diseases surge in mining areas

Cardiac and communicable diseases are reported to be on the rise across communities in the Ashanti Region, where illegal mining has been pronounced.

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