Category: Health

Don’t disclose patients’ illnesses to third parties – KATH CEO

Don’t disclose patients’ illnesses to third parties – KATH CEO

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Dr Oheneba Danso, has warned health professionals against disclosing the ailment of patients to third parties. According to him, apart from it being unethical, health professionals must be wary of the legal ...
Stop sabotaging family planning efforts – Midwife to Ghanaian men

Stop sabotaging family planning efforts – Midwife to Ghanaian men

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A Midwife is chastising Ghanaian men for sabotaging family planning efforts. Madam Abigail Adjei, who works with the Ankaase Methodist Faith Healing Hospital observes that many women complain about negative repercussions of many of the family planning options. “Some say they bleed ...
Rotary PolioPlus, MPA sign pact to end polio

Rotary PolioPlus, MPA sign pact to end polio

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The Ghana National PolioPlus Committee of the Rotary International has entered into a partnership agreement with the One Million Community Health Workers (1mCHW) Campaign of Millennium Promise (MPA) to embark on a nationwide polio vaccination exercise. The two, on Monday, Septembe ...
FDA alerts public of unsafe Hydrocortisone Injection

FDA alerts public of unsafe Hydrocortisone Injection

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has alerted healthcare professionals and consumers, not to distribute supply, or purchase any Hydrocortisone Injection B.P 100mg. Hydrocortisone injection is used to treat severe allergic reactions. It is also used in the management of multiple s ...
NHIS card holders to pay ¢50 for wound dressing and minor stitching

NHIS card holders to pay ¢50 for wound dressing and minor stitching

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Subscribers of Ghana’s National Health Insurance (NHIS) will now have to pay for the cost of dressing and minor stitching of their wounds. The situation has compelled the Upper East Regional Hospital in Bolgatanga to introduce cash-and-carry system for wound dressing and minor sti ...
SASNET and Go therapy offer rehabilitation services to stroke survivors

SASNET and Go therapy offer rehabilitation services to stroke survivors

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The Stroke Association Support Network, Ghana(SASNET-Ghana) , a stroke advocacy group and Go THERAPY, a USA based organisation in collaboration with the Hawa Memorial Saviour Hospital have launched a community Life after stroke programme at Osiem in the Eastern Region. The program ...
Tamale Teaching Hospital urged to emulate Korle-Bu

Tamale Teaching Hospital urged to emulate Korle-Bu

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Mr Mustapha Sanah, Executive Chairman of Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), an NGO, has congratulated Dr Daniel Asare, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. He said the criteria of competence, capacity to deliver, experience in hospital man ...
Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

Teenagers who smoke and drink suffer ill effects by age of 17

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Teenagers who smoke and drink alcohol are causing visible damage to their arteries by the age of 17, a study has revealed. Tests showed stiffening of the arteries had begun by this relatively young age. These physical changes have been linked with an increased risk of heart and ...

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