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Stop flaunting your boobs before men and allow the kids to suck – Nurse

A retired nurse at Assin Fosu polyclinic in the Central Region, Mrs Veronica Mensah has advised that women to stop flaunting their boobs to attract men but rather keep them properly for the benefit of their infants. She underscored the importance of breast milk for infants warning that the habit ... Read More »

WHO recommends large-scale deworming to improve children’s health, nutrition

Periodic deworming programmes with a single-tablet treatment can drastically reduce the suffering of those infected with parasitic intestinal worms and protect the 1.5 billion people currently estimated to be at risk. Four main species of intestinal worms (also known as soil-transmitted helminths) affect almost a quarter of the world’s poorest ... Read More »

Medical and Dental Council inducts 386 professionals

The Ghana Medical and Dental Council (MDC) has inducted 386 newly qualified physician assistants and certified registered anesthetists into the Council to boost the equitable distribution of personnel in the health sector. Dr Eli Kwasi Atikpui, the Registrar of the MDC, who conducted a roll-call of the inductees, said they ... Read More »

TB kills 23 in West Akyem

More than 23 persons have died of Tuberculosis (TB) in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Today can report. The alarming spread of TB infections, according to health personnel in the area, needed to be curtailed. The Disease Control Officer at the Health Directorate, Mr. Moses Ali Laar, in ... Read More »

Senior Citizens to enjoy discounts on healthcare

Association of Ghana’s Elders (AGE) has outdoored a Senior Customer Loyalty Network programme for senior citizens across the country to enable them enjoy discounts and promos from partnering organisations. Speaking at the 1st Annual Stakeholders’ Forum held in Accra, founder of the association, Dr. Esi Ansah indicated that participants with ... Read More »

New antibiotic effective against gonorrhea

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has listed drug resistant gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, as a high priority infection that poses a great threat to human health. WHO has estimated that 700,000 people around the world die annually from drug resistant infections.Antimicrobial resistance occurs ... Read More »

Nurses association says admission quotas will ensure quality

The Ghana Registered Nurses Association (GRNA) has welcomed government’s decision to re-introduce the quota system in the admission of nurses into health training institutions. According to Mr Kwaku Asante-Krobea, President of the GRNA, the decision was arrived at after consultations with all stakeholders and that the GRNA fully supports the ... Read More »

Meet Dr Kofi Boahene, the Ghanaian doctor rebuilding faces

Ghana, Russia, United States and Australia are only a few of countries where Dr. Derek Kofi O. Boahene has lived and studied, and his current approach to Facial Plastic Surgery is a true reflection of his international education. Dr. Boahene is an Associate Professor of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology Head ... Read More »

Cases of anal warts increasing in young men – Dr. Ayisi Addo

The Programme Manager of the National AIDS/STIs Control Programme, Dr Stephen Ayisi Addo, has expressed concern over the growing number of young people who are getting infected with anal warts. In an interview, Dr Ayisi Addo explained that warts were usually found around the male penis and the external part ... Read More »

Ghana has no excuse not to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030

The Hepatitis Alliance of Ghana is calling on all stakeholders, especially the Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service to prioritise viral hepatitis issues to reduce its associated psychological, economic, and social burdens on Ghanaians. In a press statement on World Hepatitis Day, the group said there was the ... Read More »

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