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FDA disposes of products worth GH¢29,000 in Cape Coast

The Central Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has destroyed quantities of unwholesome products to safeguard public health and safety in Cape Coast, Central Region. The FDA says the action is in accordance with the Public Health Act 2012, ACT 851. The destroyed items valued at GH¢29,000.00 included non-alcoholic and …

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Doctors’ looming strike: Government hopes to reach compromise by Friday

The Health Ministry is hoping to reach a compromise with executives of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) by Friday, over the renewal of their conditions of service. Public Relations Officer (PRO), Elorm Ametepey, told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Monday that, government and the labour union were still negotiating on the demands …

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People living with Sickle Cell need empathy, not sympathy – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo has stressed the need for more collaborative efforts to foster better education and awareness about sickle cell disease just as he stated that people living with sickle cell need empathy not sympathy. Speaking in Lagos at the grand patron of the First African Congress on …

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GMA reveals health crisis in Ghana prisons

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has raised the alarm over the health crisis in Ghana’s prisons and called for urgent and comprehensive healthcare for inmates in various prisons across the country. It has identified overcrowding, drug abuse, poor diet and hygiene, infections and substandard healthcare as the cause of the …

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Don’t wear pads beyond 4 hours – Gender specialist

Women in Ghana have been advised to avoid using sanitary pads for more than four hours during menstruation since it has health consequences. It has been observed that many young ladies particularly school girls in the country use only one menstrual pad as long as eight hours before changing due …

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Ministry of Health begins recruitment for Barbados nursing jobs

The Ministry of Health has announced that Ghanaian nurses who wish to apply for a two-year contract with the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados must have a minimum of three years of working experience. A statement signed by Chief Director of the Ministry of Health, Nana Kwabena Adjei Mensah said …

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Outbreak of Flu in 3 SHSs under control – Ghana Health Service

An unusual outbreak that affected three senior high schools in the Lower Manya-Krobo District of the Eastern Region, has been brought under control, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The secondary schools affected were Akuse Methodist Senior High School, Krobo Girls Senior High School and the Legacy Girls Senior School. Student activities have …

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Fake doctor operating illegally in hotel room nabbed

The Ghana Police Service has apprehended a foreign national and his accomplices for allegedly practising medicine in Ghana without a license. The culprit, Citi News gathers was consulting in his hotel room at the Labadi Beach Hotel where he was arrested. Dr. Torngee Jospeh Malu, as he is called, portrays …

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Measles makes body ‘forget’ how to fight infection

Measles has a devastating impact on the body’s immune system that could make it harder to fight infections for years, a pair of studies show. The virus can cause “immune amnesia” – meaning the body forgets how to fight bugs it once knew how to beat. Measles also resets the …

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