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Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to go paperless

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Ghana International School PTA supports Cerebral Palsy Advocacy

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New Accident and Emergency Centre commissioned at Korle-Bu

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Increase health insurance levy to 3.5 per cent – Dr Samuel Annor

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has called for an increase in the national health insurance levy from 2.5 per cent to 3.5 per cent. According to the Chief Executive of the NHIA, Dr Samuel Annor, this is the only way that the currently “broke” scheme can survive. “When you ... Read More »

1,000 babies born with sickle cell disease in Africa daily – Report

A report from the American Society of Hematology (ASH) indicates that at least 1,000 children are born in Africa with sickle cell disease (SCD) every day. SCD is an inherited, chronic blood disorder, which can cause severe pain, stroke, organ failure, and other complications, including death. The ASH Report said ... Read More »

‘Extreme heat causes miscarriage’ – Doctor

A Medical Doctor at the Royal Natural Health Clinic, Dr Bright Kwewu, has urged expectant mothers to limit their exposure to extreme heat from fire as it has the tendency to cause miscarriage and other birth defects of the unborn baby. According to him, women who usually work closely with ... Read More »

First bone marrow transplant takes off in Ghana

History has been made as the Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge Hospital) has admitted its first patient to undergo the first-ever bone marrow transplant procedure in Ghana at the Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) centre at the facility. The procedure, which started early this month, has so far had over 60 ... Read More »

UG Medical Center gets $50mn approval from Cabinet

Cabinet has approved $50 million for the second phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. The Health Minister, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, told Parliament last Wednesday that the $50 million was the estimated cost of the second phase. He said the Ministry of Health would lay the request for the ... Read More »

Use charcoal; not palm oil to expel poison – EPA

Dr Sam Adu-Kumi, the Registrar of Pesticides at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has cautioned the public to desist from drinking palm oil to expel poisonous substances that they accidentally ingest. He said drinking palm oil rather exacerbated the situation because it absorbed the poison and spread it in the ... Read More »

‘It is unjust’ – Cuban government demands payment for its doctors in Ghana

The Cuban government has expressed worry about government’s failure to pay Cuban doctors serving in Ghana. Deputy Minister of Health Marcia Cobas Ruiz while paying a courtesy call on the Northern Regional minister Solomon Boar said these doctors have not received their salaries since September last year. There are more ... Read More »

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