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Cancer equipment at KATH lies idle as parts vanish

An equipment purchased by the government for the treatment of cancer at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) is lying idle because some of its components are missing. The linear accelerator machine is one of a number of machines brought into the country by the Ministry of Health (MoH) under …

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NHIA to roll out e-payment system to stamp out corruption

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), is set to roll out a new electronic transaction system for payments and release of claims by all stakeholders to boost its operations. The move was an integral part of a comprehensive policy initiative by the Authority to effectively ease the processes of payments, …

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UG was supposed to manage Medical Centre – Segbefia

A former Minister of Health under the Mahama administration, Alex Segbefia, has stated that the University of Ghana had from the onset, been tasked to handle the management of the $217m Medical Centre. According to Mr. Segbefia, the second phase of the project, which was expected to cost about 48 …

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UG, MoH arrive at settlement on Medical Centre – Oppong Nkrumah

A Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has indicated that the University of Ghana and the Ministry of Health have ended the tussle over the management of the $217 million University of Ghana Medical Centre. Mr. Oppong Nkrumah revealed that, the two parties, have now agreed on a road-map, which will …

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First Lady attends OAFLA Assembly in Ethiopia

The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, on Saturday participated in the Steering Committee Meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against HIV/AIDS (OAFLA) underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The First Lady attended the Meeting as the Representative of the West African Block that are members of the Organisation. Ghana …

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Don’t ‘relax’ in tackling swine flu – Pharmacist tells Gov’t

Following claims by health officials that the outbreak of swine flu at Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti Region has been contained, a Clinical Pharmacist, Dr. Marc Dzradosi, has asked public health officials not to rest on their oars. Health officials have assured that the swine flu, also known as the H1N1 2009, had …

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KUMACA fumigated over Swine flu fears

A private company contracted by the Ministry of Education has carried out a fumigation exercise at the Kumasi Academy (KUMACA) following the suspected swine flu outbreak at the school. The pandemic strain of influenza type A, H1N1 2009 also known as Swine Flu was detected in some students of the school and is …

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Millions of children set to be protected against typhoid fever

Millions of children in the poorest countries could soon be protected against typhoid fever following the Gavi Board’s approval for a support window for typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs). The Board has made available US$30 million through 2020 for the Alliance to provide targeted technical support to address specific challenges in …

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Stillbirth linked to sleeping on your back

Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent stillbirth. A study of just over 1,000 women found the risk doubles if women go to sleep on their backs in the third trimester. The study looked into 291 pregnancies that …

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