Health

Michelle Obama Visits HIV/AIDS Clinic in Botswana

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama helped paint an HIV/AIDS clinic on her first stop in Botswana on Friday. Mrs. Obama and family members traveling with her painted a mural at the Botswana-Baylor Adolescent Center of Excellence in the capital, Gaborone. The mural is part of a facility that is being constructed to support children and teens infected with or affected by HIV-AIDS

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Woman Steals Infant Baby From Hospital

A newly born baby girl is reported to have been stolen by an unidentified elderly woman from Barnor Hospital, a privately owned hospital in Accra. Witnesses say an elderly woman carrying a basket, who posed as a visitor picked up the baby yesterday afternoon. The mother of the stolen baby girl was reportedly asleep when the incident occurred

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Demystifying The Use Of Spectacles

Over the years it has been a very difficult task convincing patients to accept prescription glasses even if that is the only means to help solve their problems. I think is about time we got educated about the need to use spectacles. What are spectacles, what kinds are there, what are their uses and the need to use them?

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Lets Us Take Our Visual Heath Seriously

There are so many diseases that cause blindness in this part of our world and if care is not taken, am afraid a time will come when nothing can be done about it. Glaucoma, trachoma, onchocerciasis, cataract, refractive errors, just to mention a few are really destroying the livelihood of the beautiful people in this country

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Tuberculosis To Kill 10 Million People by 2015

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies warned Thursday that as many as 10 million people will die of Tuberculosis by 2015, unless the international community intervenes. The world's largest humanitarian and development network presented its report to mark World Tuberculosis Day. Tuberculosis - preventable and curable The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) says worldwide access to affordable, effective treatment and care is crucial to halt a global and often deadly Tuberculosis pandemic

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Every District To Get Public Hospital

Mr. Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister for Health yesterday said that his sector Ministry has initiated steps to provide every district, municipality and metropolis with a public hospital. Mr. Yieleh Chireh who made this known on the floor of Parliament said Diaso hospital in the Upper Denkyerah West District in the Central Region, is one of the priority locations for a new district hospital due to the strong need for it

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Better Labs, Better Health Care in Africa

A new organization aims to sharply improve the quality of African laboratories, allowing health professionals to better track, treat and test for diseases. It’s called the African Society for Laboratory Medicine, or ASLM. “It’s basically an independent, not-for-profit entity that is organized on the continent of Africa to focus on the growing demand for really high quality medical and research laboratories throughout Africa

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Asantehene’s wife donates to hospital

Asantehene, Lady Julia Osei Tutu has donated items valued at GH¢4,200.00 in support of the Paediatric Department of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and Child Welfare Centre (CWC). The gifts included bed sheets, television set, ceiling fans, baby diapers, kettles and rice boiler

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Three women die during abortion

Three young women at Goaso in the Asunafo Municipality in the Brong Ahafo Region lost their lives when they attempted to terminate their pregnancies using a drug known as cytotec. In this regard, the Asunafo North Municipal Directorate of Health Services has issued a stern warning to all chemical and pharmacy shops which are selling the drug to women for the purpose of termination of pregnancies to stop forthwith, since it is illegal to do so

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Tamale Hospital Gets More Doctors

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in 2009 and 2010 saw a significant improvement in the number of doctors and other staff posted to the hospital. The doctor population increased from 58 as at December 2009 to 102 as at December 2010 bringing the total number of doctors in the hospital as at now to 110

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KATH to undergo major renovations

Authorities of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) have announced plans to undertake massive external renovation works on the old “Gee blocks” this year, to give the hospital the much needed facelift

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