GMA: Prosecute drug advertisers

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has cautioned entities who advertise drugs and treatment in defiance of established laws in the country.

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Condom usage low – AIDS Commission laments

The Ghana AIDS Commission has explained that Ghana imports about 30 million condoms annually, but usage is low.

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We’re clearing NDC Govt’s GHc 892m debt – Sanitation Minister

The GHc 892 million debt at the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources, which has created sanitation challenges in cities and towns, is on the verge of being settled, according to the sector Minister, Joseph Kofi Adda

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Vodafone commended for supporting pregnant women

Vodafone has received commendation for its free ultrasound scans for pregnant women in the Eastern region.

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Traditional leaders trained to protect rights of mentally challenged persons

About 80 traditional leaders from some selected districts in the Northern Region have been educated on the risks associated with violation of mentally challenged people rights.

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Central Region: NGO wants KEEA municipal assembly to lead fight against teenage pregnancy

A senior lecturer and a counselor at the University of Cape Coast, Dr. Linda Naa Dzama Forde, is charging the KEEA municipal assembly to mount continuous educational programs to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancies in the area.

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Help women end mother-to-child HIV – First Lady

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called for the full support and participation of men in addressing the problem of mother-to-child HIV transmission as well as breast cancer in Ghana.

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Reasons Why Rate of Infections Is On The Rise

The rate of HIV-AIDS in Ghana has taken a rise in recent times, with activists warning that the situation could get worse if nothing is done.

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Angel Group president donates cardiac monitors to KATH

The President of the Angel Group of Companies, Dr. Kwaku Oteng has presented 6 pieces of Patient Cardiac Monitors to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

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Anglican Church steps up fight against Malaria, Cholera

The Anglican Church in the Central Region has stepped up its effort in the fight against malaria and cholera. The church has adopted two clinics in the Central region that record high cases of malaria and cholera.

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HIV infection picking up, activists warn

HIV infection rate is gradually picking up in Ghana, a situation that threatens to undo gains made in fighting the viral disease of the years.

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Tamale Teaching Hospital spends GH¢100,000 monthly on oxygen

The Tamale Teaching Hospital spends close to GH¢100,000 every month to purchase 100 cylinders of oxygen from Kumasi due to the inability of the hospital's oxygen centre to produce gas for patients. The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr David Kolbilla disclosed this when the parliamentary select committee on health paid a working visit to the Northern Region last Monday.

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Cultural, Religious Believes Opposing Family Planning In Upper East Region

The Upper East Regional Population Officer, Alosibah Azam, has observed that family planning is key to addressing maternal mortality and teenage pregnancy in the region and the country at large.

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‘Infections during pregnancy affect child health’

A gynaecologist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Dr Kweku Asah-Poku, has stated that in order to prevent infections during pregnancy and childbirth, it was necessary for prospective mothers to undergo lessons in preconception healthcare.

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Extend maternity leave — First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has called for the extension of maternity leave from the current three months to a minimum of three-and-a-half months. That, according to her, would be consistent with provisions in the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) Maternity Protection Convention, to which Ghana is a signatory.

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GH¢485 million needed to end open defecation

The government need to mobilise GH¢485 million to finance about 970,559 households who require some form of financing to own household latrines. This is based on the assumption that a basic improved latrine will cost GH¢500 per household. Research by a Ghanaian consulting firm, CDC Consult and presented at the National Basic Sanitation Forum in July indicated that 1.21 million households, forming 19.3 per cent of households in Ghana were without toilets.

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Let's discuss sexuality issues with our children-Acting Netherlands Ambassador

Ms Caecila Wijgers, the Acting Ambassador of the Netherlands, has called on parents to discuss sexuality issues with their children at home to help promote a healthy and productive sexual life in the society. She said this could be done by eliminating certain social values that restricted parents from discussing such issues with teenagers to help prevent unintended teenage pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases. 

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Health financing is our main concern – Health Director

Madam Pheobe Balagumyetime, Jirapa District Director of Health Services, has said health financing remains a huge challenge to the district as budgetary allocations has not only kept dwindling but was also erratic. Madam Balagumyetime said this during the 2017 half year performance review meeting in Jirapa in the Jirapa District of the Upper West Region.

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HFC launches Malaria Campaign

HFC Bank has launched an initiative to raise funds to support the building of a community-based health planning services (CHIPS) compound in Tamale, to help fight malaria.

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Limit number of children to three – Population Council to Gov’t

Experts are concerned that the country’s population is growing at a fast rate and are proposing a government policy to limit the number of children born to any couple. The Executive Director of the National Population Council, Leticia Adelaide Appiah has proposed that childbirth should be restricted to just three (3) to ensure quality in human resource of the country.

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