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WHO on high alert on possible Ebola outbreak

World Health Organisation has warned about the danger of an Ebola epidemic as the Democratic Republic of Congo authorities call for calm as the first case of Ebola haemorrhagic fever is reported in Goma, a populous town in Eastern DRC near the border to Rwanda. “And Goma is a warning, …

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The 7.5 km road at Lekma that kills pregnancies

Eugenia is 8-months pregnant but her great worry is not labour. It is having to use the Teshie road to the LEKMA hospital for ante-natal care. And while she is planning her baby’s birth, she has already laid her plans of how to get to the hospital when labour pain …

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Vaginal bacteria linked to ovarian cancer

Having too few “friendly” vaginal bacteria may increase a woman’s chance of ovarian cancer, and swabs can be used to spot this, say researchers. The team, led by University College London, hope the finding could be used to identify women at high risk of the cancer, which has no screening …

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Study links sugary drinks to cancer

Consuming sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juice, may increase the risk of cancer, a French study has found. Scientists from the Université Sorbonne Paris Cité monitored the food and drink consumption of more than 101,000 adults between 2009 and 2017. They say although the impact of sugary drinks on obesity …

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Public Health Emergency: Polio virus type 2 detected in Tamale – MoH

The Ministry of Health (MoH) says it has detected polio virus type 2 in the environment in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana which constitutes a public health emergency. Consequently, the ministry has detailed field investigations to identify possible source of infection and determine the extent of geographic spread. …

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Over 1,000 CBG workers champion healthy living with health walk

Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), as part of activities to mark the launch of its tagline “We Stand With You,” has organised a nationwide health walk on Saturday, July 6, 2019, to promote a healthy lifestyle among its staff. The walk, which ran concurrently in Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale brought out over 1,000 …

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Tidal waves hit Agavedzi-Sarakope: 521 rendered homeless

A TOTAL of 521 people displaced by tidal waves at Agavedzi-Sarakope in the Ketu South Municipality have taken refuge in the chapel of the local AME Zion Church and a basic school classroom. Ghanaian Time has gathered as of last Friday, 67 houses were submerged in the deluge. An official …

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Government pursues universal coverage through primary health care

The government is working to strengthen the primary health care (PHC) system to achieve universal health coverage before the 2030 mark. The intervention involves addressing the basic health care services, including maternal health, baby and child care, which are recognised as critical to the attainment of universal health coverage. Speaking …

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Over 3000 teenage pregnancies recorded in Wa West

The National Youth Authority (NYA) in partnership with Plan International Ghana is calling for concerted efforts to sustain the fight against high teenage pregnancies and early marriages being recorded in communities around the Wa West District. Reports by district health officials state that from 2012 to 2018, the area recorded …

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Parliament urged to pass Occupational Health Hazard Bill

Medical Officer at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Augustine Adoliba Ayanoore, has called on Parliament to as a matter of urgency pass the over aged Occupational Health Hazard Bill. The Bill when passed, he said, would force organisations to put up Occupational Health Teams to prevent unnecessary work-related health problems …

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