Category: Health

Scientists extract pharmaceutical grade starch from cassava

Scientists extract pharmaceutical grade starch from cassava

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Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology have successfully been able to extract pharmaceutical grade starch from newly improved starch-producing cassava varieties. Scientists, Dr Yaa Asantewaa Osei together with Prof Ofori Kwakye of the Department of Ph ...
Audit Service uncovers massive rot at NHIA

Audit Service uncovers massive rot at NHIA

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The struggling National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has been indicted for wanton financial waste and abuse of procurement processes. Audit work done by the Ghana Audit Service shows that the Authority may be losing close to 23 million Ghana cedis, plus over 3 million dollars ...
Breast care advocate initiates project to aid early detection

Breast care advocate initiates project to aid early detection

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Breast cancer patients would no longer have to delay in seeking treatment, thanks to a comprehensive project that seeks to facilitate access to health care. The programme known as Community-based Awareness and Navigating Breast Cancer Palliative Care, will provide supportive care ...
There is no incidence of Ebola in Ghana – Ghana Health Service

There is no incidence of Ebola in Ghana – Ghana Health Service

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has debunked reports that health authorities are suppressing news of cases of Ebola in the country. There were recent reports – just like in the past – that Ebola cases have been recorded in Ghana in the face of the recent outbreak in DR Congo and th ...
6 amazing health benefits of ‘Aluguntuguin’ you didn’t know

6 amazing health benefits of ‘Aluguntuguin’ you didn’t know

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For the sophisticated agronomists, it is known botanically as Annona muricata. It has many names in many different languages but it is commonly known as soursop. In Ghana, as with many other foods, there is a very interesting name for this fruit. ‘’Aluguintuguin’’ is so popular in Gha ...
Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

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Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia. The beads, which are designed in the colours of the national flag, guide mothers to monitor the respiratory rate of c ...
Ghana Medical Association launches 60th anniversary celebration

Ghana Medical Association launches 60th anniversary celebration

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Dr. Frank Ankobea, the President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), on Wednesday, said the future was bright for the Organisation in spite of the numerous challenges that confronted its members and the health sector in general. The Association, he said, would however take bol ...
Lifestyle: Ten foods you should avoid to have great skin

Lifestyle: Ten foods you should avoid to have great skin

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There has never been a truer saying than you are what you eat. Your skin, which is your largest organ, can tell you a lot about how healthy you are. If you’re struggling with a skin condition, such as acne, the first thing you should look at is your diet. Is it as good as it could be ...
Ghana Red Cross Society improves health status of expectant mothers

Ghana Red Cross Society improves health status of expectant mothers

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The Ghana and Swiss Red Cross Societies in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has initiated Mothers Clubs in four Districts of the Upper East Region to improve and promote the health status of pregnant women. The 15,000 member Clubs spread across 80 communities within ...