Category: Health

Ghana marks ‘One Health Day’

Ghana marks ‘One Health Day’

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and the United States Agency for International Development has organized a day’s multi-disciplinary stakeholder seminar to celebrate the ‘2018 One Health Day’ in Ghana. The day was set aside to build the culture nec ...
Ghanaian Pharmacist leads team of Scientists to discover antibiotic

Ghanaian Pharmacist leads team of Scientists to discover antibiotic

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A Ghanaian Pharmacist, Prof. Kwasi Adomako Ohemeng has led an optimization team to successfully develop Omadacycline, an antibiotic. He was recruited from another global pharmaceutical giant Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) to help the company fast track the process of development. A ...
Alcoholism cited as major contributor to mental health cases

Alcoholism cited as major contributor to mental health cases

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Alcoholism is currently a major cause of mental health disorders in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Joseph Yere, the Regional Mental Health Coordinator, said at the weekend. He said instances of such cases were gaining alarming proportions and appealed for concerted efforts and decisiv ...
Health Ministry increases prices of NHIA medicines

Health Ministry increases prices of NHIA medicines

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) has increased the prices of medicines on the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) list by eight per cent. The new prices, which cover essential medicines with current prevailing prices above the NHIA reimbursement prices, took effect from Septemb ...
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 ...

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