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Unsafe abortion claiming more lives

Unsafe abortion is claiming the lives of more women and young girls in the country, accounting for 14 per cent of all maternal deaths

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Church pays health insurance premium for 201 members

The Abuakwa-Asenemaso Emmanuel Methodist Church has registered 201 needy members of the church for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to help them access quality healthcare

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Atwima-Mponua tackles low family planning acceptance

Atwima-Mponua, one of the most deprived districts in the Ashanti Region, has signaled its determination to increase family planning acceptance among the population

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Include childhood cancers in the NHIS – Specialist Pediatrician

Dr. Lawrence Osei-Tutu, a Specialist Pediatrician at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called for the inclusion of childhood cancers in the “disease list” covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to reduce the high death rate

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Decision paves way for WHO to assess malaria vaccine

PATH’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative (MVI) says it welcomes the positive scientific opinion adopted by European regulatory authorities for GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) candidate malaria vaccine Mosquirix™ (RTS,S) for prevention of malaria in young children aged 6 weeks to 17 months in sub-Saharan Africa

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SYLiF organises hepatitis screening for Tamale residents

Save Your Liver Foundation (SYLiF) a non-governmental organisation, on Tuesday organised a public screening and education exercise for residents of Tamale as part of activities to mark this year’s World Hepatitis Day

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Doctor advocates inclusion of Hepatitis treatment in NHIS

Dr Yaw Asante Awuku of the Department of Internal Medicine and Therapeutics of the University of Cape Coast school of Medical Sciences (UCCSMC) on Tuesday advocated the inclusion of the screening and treatment of all the types of viral Hepatitis in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS

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AfDB and partner offer strategic analysis on health financing

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would partner and design a practical way to support successful public-private interactions

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Ghana gets ultra-modern massage therapy institute

The Spa Body N Beyond Institute, has rolled out a comprehensive professional massage techniques training, combined with scientific knowledge, communication skills and business practices, to bridge the gap in the body care service industry in Ghana

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Cardiovascular disease among top ten causes of death

Mr Carl Engleman, Country Manager, Pfizer Pharmaceutical in Nigeria and East African Region, says statistics revealed that cardiovascular disease is one of the top 10 causes of death in Africa

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Volunteers to boost access to child/maternal health services

A scheme to actively use volunteers as front-liners, to boost access to child and maternal health services in the rural communities of the Ketu-South Municipality in the Volta Region is underway

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Seasonal malaria chemo prevention programme underway

About 150,000 children are to benefit from the Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) programme, which is being implemented in the Upper West Region for the first time

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Volunteers to boost access to child/maternal health services

A scheme to actively use volunteers as front-liners, to boost access to child and maternal health services in the rural communities of the Ketu-South Municipality in the Volta Region is underway

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Malaria vaccine development making progress

GSK, a British Multinational Pharmaceutical Company, has announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency has adopted a positive scientific opinion for its malaria candidate vaccine MosquirixTM

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Combating the menace of avian flu in West Africa

The clarion call by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for $ 20 million to prevent the spread of avian flu across West Africa, deserves serious attention by the international community to combat the disease

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Central Region ranked among three best NHIS branches

The Central Region branch of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), was ranked among the three best performing branches in the country at the end of the first half of the 2015/2016 operation period

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