Health

Cardio doctors ‘on strike’ to demand Frimpong Boateng’s return

The Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is not seeing new patients anymore from Monday "till further notice." Doctors at the acclaimed centre are holding a hushed 'strike' to protest the revocation of the appointment of the 'founder' of the heart centre, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, who confirmed he had been removed from office late last week

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China Donates Anti-Malaria Drugs To Ghana

The Chinese Embassy has donated anti- malaria drugs to the Ministry of Health in Accra, with the aim of fighting Malaria and meeting the demand of Ghanaians. Minister for Health, Hon Joseph Yieleh Chireh, disclosed that the supply of anti-malaria drugs begun in 2007 as part of a proposal for China to support Ghana to control malaria

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Gov’t to establish Ghana College of Pharmacy

Parliament is soon expected to approve the establishment of Ghana College of Pharmacy as a statutory institution to provide post-qualification training for Pharmacists in the country. The College, to be fully funded by Government, would provide professional post-qualification training in all aspects of pharmacy

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Healthline-making an impact across communities

Vodafone Ghana’s Healthline first aired on June 26th 2011 and has made a resounding impact across all regions of Ghana ever since. The TV show aimed at empowering Ghanaians by improving the dissemination of information on common health issues in Ghana, has not only brought credible and reliable information into the homes of all Ghanaians nationwide, it has saved lives across the nation

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Vodafone Offers Free Calls To GMA Registered Doctors

Telecommunications giant, Vodafone Ghana offers a Closed User Group (CUG) package to all doctors registered with the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) as part of its contributions to the health sector. The unique‚ value-adding service, which was implemented over three years ago, is aimed at providing customized communication solutions for doctors

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Abortion kills Woman, 25

A 25-year old apprentice hairdresser has died in Accra after allegedly attempting to abort a pregnancy. Victoria Ampah of North Kaneshie is said to have developed some complications after taking an undetermined concoction on Thursday. She was later rushed to the Korle-bu Teaching hospital where she passed away

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HIV/AIDS ‘Treatment as Prevention’ a Top Priority

A top AIDS expert says the best way to control the epidemic is to use antiretroviral drugs as a prevention tool. The “treatment as prevention” strategy will be highlighted at next week’s AIDS conference in Rome. Dr. Julio Montaner says the strategy “has progressed from a testable hypothesis to an urgent implementation priority.”

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Cholera cases in Moree increase from 45 to 55

Health authorities in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese District of the Central Region have intensified education to minimize the spread of cholera cases at Moree, a fishing community near Cape Coast. Reported cases have increased from 45 to 55 in less than two days. So far two people are reported dead. The staff of the hospital has been beefed up to fight the menace

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