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University of Ghana Medical School Grapples With Poor Sanitation Situation

The University of Ghana Medical School has over one thousands students with majority resident in four hostels on the Korle-Bu Campus, but the school is grappling with poor sanitation

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Ghana certified as Guineaworm-free country

Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), has said the stride to eradicate guineaworm, has chalked another milestone with Ghana, which once saw 180,000 cases now certified free of the disease in January

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Don’t rush to obtain new biometric cards – NHIA

Mr Perry Nelson, the Director of Management Information System of the National Health Insurance Authority on Monday said the old identification cards of the National Health Insurance Scheme are valid and acceptable in accessing health care

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Coalition expresses worry over maternal and newborn deaths

The MamaYe Advocacy Coalition, a group made up of 40 civil society organisations, has expressed displeasure at the increasing rate of maternal and newborn deaths in government hospitals

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Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is harmful to the unborn child

Alcohol impacts people and societies in different ways and is determined by the volume of alcohol consumed, the pattern of drinking, and, on rare occasions, the quality of alcohol consumed

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Abuse of emergency contraceptive could cause infertility

The use of emergency contraceptive pills more than twice a year could disrupt the menstrual circle of a woman, cause virginal bleeding and could make them infertile

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Subsidize research cost of herbal medicines – Dr Appiah-Denkyira

Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has urged government to subsidize research cost into plant and herbal medicines to derive the fullest benefits from them

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Malaria mortality rate among infants declines – NMCP report

Malaria related deaths among infants in the country has gone down drastically, a report by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), has revealed

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More males born in Ghana in 2014

Ghana recorded 476,447 child birth in 2014; of which 244, 223 were males constituting 51 per cent

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Breast Cancer is a silent disease – Professor

Professor Joe Nat Clegg-Lamptey, Head of Surgery and Surgical Department of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital says breast cancer is a “silent disease” and one of the leading cancers in Ghana

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Ending Ebola before rainy season imperative – UNMEER

Ending Ebola before the rainy season is imperative, says Peter Jan Graaff, New Acting Head of United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER)

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ActionPlus to fight HIV infections in schools

ActionPlus Foundation, a charity, has launched its National Campus HIV Educational Programme (CHEP) at Boso Senior High Technical School

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Ghanaians caution against unorthodox treatment of burns

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Burns Intensive Care Unit, has advised Ghanaians to avoid unorthodox treatment for burns victims

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Woman gets Ebola after sex

Woman gets Ebola after sex

A Liberian woman is reported to have contracted the deadly Ebola virus after she had unprotected sex with a survivor of the disease

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Government urged to upgrade Zini Health Post to polyclinic

The chiefs and people of the Buwa Traditional Area have appealed to the Government to consider upgrading the Zini Health Post to a polyclinic to meet the health needs of the people

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Use only approved medical devices in health facilities – FDA

Health authorities have been advised to ensure that all devices and drugs supplied to health facilities are registered with the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)

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