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FDA confiscates over 6,000 capsules of Tramadol

The Western Regional Office of the Food and Drugs Authority has so far seized more than 6,000 capsules of Tramadol from licensed chemical stores across the length and breadth of the Region. Tramadol, a synthetic narcotics drug, used to manage moderate and severe pains could only be sold as a ... Read More »

$860,000 Volo Health Centre to get first doctor after 3 years

The abandoned $860,000 Volo Samsung Digital Village finally saw some activity on Sunday after the North Tongu MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa and a team of health professionals kick-started a medical outreach programme based at the village’s health centre. There are now plans in the works to host periodic medical outreaches ... Read More »

Public health financing: CDD warns of cash and carry return

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has warned that vulnerable persons may return to paying cash for medical care if innovative means of financing the public health service is not adopted. A survey by CDD indicates that donor funding, which represents 70 to 80 percent of preventive and public health ... Read More »

Ghana to ban shisha smoking by mid year

Smoking of shisha and electronic cigarette will be banned in Ghana by the middle of the year, Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. The GHS says it is collaborating with the Ministry of Health to place an outright ban on the two substances. It will also partner the Food and ... Read More »

WHO issues new guidance on tobacco product regulation

The World Health Organisation has launched a new guidance on tobacco product regulation to reduce tobacco demand, save lives and raise revenues for health services to treat tobacco-related diseases. The new guide, “Tobacco Product Regulation; Building Laboratory Testing Capacity”, and a collection of country approaches to regulation of menthol, presented ... Read More »

Increasing cases of Female Genital Mutilation in Upper East disheartening-Minister

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Madam Afisa Otiko Djaba has expressed worry over the increasing cases of female genital mutilation in some parts of the Upper East Region. She described the recent reports as disheartening, dispiriting and despicable in the wake progress made in advancing course of ... Read More »

Forget NDC race; ‘go enjoy your cash’ – Kweku Baako advises Prof Alabi

Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper Mr Abdul Malik Kweku Baako has advised former Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Accra and Board Chairman of SSNIT, Professor Joshua Alabi to “forget” his bid for the flagbearership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Speaking on Good Morning Ghana ... Read More »

Accra shops to be closed down for clean up exercise on Saturday

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) as part of the National Sanitation Campaign, will be organizing a clean-up exercise in all the 10 sub-Metros of the Assembly on Saturday, 3 March 2018. In a statement signed by Sam Ayeh-Datey, Metro Coordinating Director, said: “In respect of this, all residents, departments and ... Read More »

Lassa Fever: One death confirmed

One person has been confirmed dead after being infected by Lassa Fever, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said. Deputy Director and Head of Surveillance at the GHS, Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe, indicated on Thursday, 1 March 2018 that a test conducted at the Nogouchi Memorial Institute in Accra proved positive ... Read More »

First Lady to build pediatric intensive care unit at Korle-Bu

First Lady of the Republic, Rebecca Akufo-Addo has revealed that the Rebecca Foundation in collaboration with some benevolent organizations are coordinating resources and efforts together to build a Pediatric Intensive Care unit for the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. The First Lady who is committed to ending maternal and child mortality, as ... Read More »

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