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Chronic betting is an issue of mental health – MHA

Cape Coast, Oct. 04, GNA – The Mental Health Authority (MHA), has expressed worry about the addictive betting practices among sections of the youth, describing it as a mental health disorder that must be given serious attention. It said a person who had an ardent desire to betting was not different from the one addicted […]

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National Aflatoxin Policy will protect Ghanaians from food contamination

Accra, Sept 30, GNA-Members of the National Steering Committee for Aflatoxin Control, has met to review the draft National Policy for Aflatoxin Control in Food and Feed.It is being spearheaded by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) and is expected to guide the country on how to address […]

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Pigbengben pregnant women denied timely access to healthcare

Pigbengben, (UWR), Sept 28, GNA – The people of Pigbengben in Wa West District are concerned about inability of their pregnant women and children to access timely healthcare services due to lack of a treatment centre.Both patients and other travellers had to trek more than seven kilometres on a bumpy road, either to access healthcare […]

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Health Ministry to set up Health Intelligence Unit – Deputy Minister

Accra, Sept 26, GNA – Mr Alexander K Abban, a Deputy Minister of Health (MoH) has hinted the Ministry’s intention to set up Health Intelligence Unit to regulate the sale of fake pharmaceutical products. He said the Unit would be a collaboration of the National Security Ministry, Ministry of Finance and the MoH and would […]

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Ghana to commemorate World Rabies Day on September 28

Accra, Sept. 26, GNA – Ghana will on September 28, join the global community to commemorate the 13th edition of the World Rabies Day, 2019 under the theme: “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate”.This year’s theme is to highlight the essential role of mass vaccination in rabies elimination.Mr Robert Patrick Ankobiah, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry […]

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Registered Midwifery Candidates sits for online licensing examination

Accra, Sept. 16, GNA- Registered Midwifery (RM) Candidates from the various training institutions across the country ended their 2019 Online Licensing Examination set by the Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) on Monday, September 16.      The exams which started on Thursday September 12, 2019, involved 3,502 RM and was held in 44 centres across […]

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Lack of ambulances in Upper East account for high maternal mortality

Bolgatanga, Sept. 5, GNA – The Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Winfred Ofosu has attributed the high maternal mortality ratio in the Region to lack of ambulances to readily transport expectant mothers to major referral health facilities for management.     He said a total of 19 maternal deaths were […]

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KOICA advocates better analysis of data to strengthen Primary Healthcare

Bolgatanga, Sept. 5, GNA – The Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has said strengthened Primary Healthcare depends not only on generating new data but better analysis and use of existing data to identify areas of weakness to develop innovative solutions.     “By collecting more and better data on primary health care and using it to […]

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Girls Flow Free unveiled in UK alongside annual menstruation programme

Wa, Sept. 5, GNA – Girls Flow Free Foundation, a charity organization seeking to bolster confidence of adolescent girls in handling their menstruations in deprived Ghanaian communities, has been launched in UK.The mission and vision of the Foundation championing the welfare of menstruating young girls was unveiled in Milton Keynes alongside the organization’s annual health […]

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MoH to ensure hospitals get medical herbalists soon

Accra, Sept. 3, GNA – Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, said the Ministry would ensure that every hospital soon gets medical herbalists to supplement and improve healthcare.    Medical herbalists are trained to incorporate scientific methods into their work to upgrade their practice and polish their arts.     He said the Ministry […]