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Minister advises public on benefits of regular walking

The public have been advised to make brisk walking a regular feature in order to attain improved fitness and strength while maintaining healthy weight to reduce the risk of heart diseases

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Ghana finds treatment for Onchocerciasis and Elephantiasis

The Faculty of Health, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), working in partnership with Bonn University, Germany, and selected international universities, have found a treatment for Onchocerciasis (river blindness) and Lymphoedema (Elephantiasis)

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President’s action is commendable-Azortibah

The decision of President John Dramani Mahama to make Ghana a depot for storing ebola medicaments is highly commendable

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Achimota Hospital records seven cholera cases

Achimota Hospital has confirmed seven cholera cases from January to June, this year without fatalities

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“Antibiotic resistance threat on population and ecological health is real”

Dr Kwame Ohene Buabeng, Deputy Chairman of the National Policy Platform for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), said Antibiotic Resistance (ABR) and its threat on population and ecological health was real

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Ghanaians are dying from non-communicable diseases

Non-communicable infections are killing Ghanaians at a faster rate, Mr Bedima Duut, Brong-Ahafo Regional Chairman of the District Directors of Health Group, has said

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Tobinco pays medical bills of patients

The Tobinco Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) under the Tobinco Group of Companies, has paid an amount of Gh₵14,858.87 to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to settle the medical bills of 25 poor patients who could not afford to pay

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‘No dentist in Ghana’s Upper East and West Regions’ – GMA

Dr Constance Addo-Yobo, the Chief Dental Officer of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has revealed that there are no dentists in the Upper East and Upper West Regions

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Ghana Dental Association elects new officers

Members of the Ghana Dental Association (GDA) at its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) elected seven new executive members to lead the association for the next two years

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Club of retired health workers inaugurated

The Volta Regional branch of the Retired Nurses, Midwives and Physician Assistants Club, has been inaugurated in Ho, with a call for immediate steps to stop the sliding standards of nursing in the country

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Health Minister inaugurates councils, board

The Minister of Health, Alex Sebgefia, has inaugurated two councils and a board to have oversight responsibility over their respective institutions and professional councils

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Grassroots for Mahama 2016 donates to Plastic Surgery Centre

The Grassroots for John Mahama 2016, a group campaigning for the re-election of President John Mahama in 2016, has donated relief support items to the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at Korle Bu in Accra

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Nima residents sensitise on hygiene

The Hope For Future Generation (HFFG), a non-governmental organisation, has sensitised residents and students of Hijrah Islamic School at Nima on the observance of basic hygiene and environmental sanitation

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Plan Ghana to scale up women’s health programme

Plan Ghana, a child centred non-governmental organisation would over the next five years scale up women and children’s health programme through intensive action

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Media urged to create awareness of bird flu outbreak

Dr Mathias Kojo Ayensu, Northern Regional Veterinary Officer, has urged the media and other stakeholders to create public awareness, to reduce health risks of large outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in birds

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Ghana: Ebola Trials will not be compromised- Clinical researches

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says it would not be complacent on ethics and safety of Ghanaians in the Ebola clinical trials despite the urgency of the exercise

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