Category: Health

FDA to use pictorial health warnings signs on tobacco products

FDA to use pictorial health warnings signs on tobacco products

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is adopting the use of pictorial health warnings to depict the harmful effects of tobacco substances on the health of users. The measure, is part of a new educational campaign strategy to reach out to illiterate tobacco smokers and the goal is to ...
Service Providers suggest NHIS sustainability measures

Service Providers suggest NHIS sustainability measures

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The Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana (HISPAG) says the sustainability of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) remains shaky in view of the high level of indebtedness. Speaking at a media conference on Monday, Mr Frank Richard Torblu, the Executive Dir ...
Aids: A white man’s conspiracy with false vaccines

Aids: A white man’s conspiracy with false vaccines

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Thabo Mbeki, the former president of South Africa knew that Aids in his country was a medical crime but couldn't do anything about it “Contrary to the West, Aids in Africa is heterosexually transmitted. Contrary to the West, where relatively few people have died from AIDS, itself ...
Health Director calls for more paediatric eye care specialists

Health Director calls for more paediatric eye care specialists

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Dr Emmanuel Kwadwo Tenkorang, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has underlined the urgent need to train more paediatric eye care specialists to boost eye care for children and prevent childhood blindness. Speaking at a media briefing in Kumasi, he sa ...
1,000 babies born with sickle cell disease in Africa daily – Report

1,000 babies born with sickle cell disease in Africa daily – Report

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A report from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) indicate that at least 1,000 children are born in Africa with sickle cell disease (SCD) every day. SCD is an inherited, chronic blood disorder, which can cause severe pain, stroke, organ failure, and other complications, inclu ...
Ghana declared trachoma free by WHO

Ghana declared trachoma free by WHO

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Ghana has been adjudged the first country in the World Health Organisation's (WHO) African Region to achieve the milestone of elimination of trachoma. WHO has, therefore, commended Ghana for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, two decades after the World Health ...
Toll-free lines can solve ‘no bed syndrome’ – MP

Toll-free lines can solve ‘no bed syndrome’ – MP

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The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ledzokuku constituency, Dr Okoe Boye, has called for effective monitoring of health facilities to enable the public to access emergency health services. He made the call following the demise of a 70-year old man, Mr Prince Anthony Opoku Acheampong ...
NPP Northern Regional second vice chairperson saves 3-week-old baby

NPP Northern Regional second vice chairperson saves 3-week-old baby

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The Northern Regional second vice chairperson of the governing New Patriotic Party Madam Felicia Tetteh has donated Five thousand Ghana cedis (GHC 5,000.OO) to help save the life of a 3 weeks old baby at the Tamale Teaching hospital (TTH). The three (3) weeks old baby, Mohammed Ti ...

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