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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 […]

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Centre of Awareness Global Peace Missions launches Fund for HIV cure

Accra, Aug. 26, GNA- The Centre of Awareness Global Peace Missions (COA) on Monday inaugurated a 13-member Board and launched a research fund to support research into the cure of Human Immunodifiency Virus (HIV). The Board inaugurated by Professor Samuel Ato Duncan, the Executive President of COA, is tasked with the mandate of planning and […]

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Public urged to fight malnutrition with Orange Flesh Sweet Potato

Poyentanga (UWR), Aug. 22, GNA – The public has been urged to produce and consume more Orange Flesh Sweet Potatoes (OFSP) to help reduce malnutrition related diseases especially among children. Mr Alphonsus Abobo of the Upper West Regional Department of Agriculture, who made the call, explained that the OFSP contained high nutrition value that could […]

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Commit equal resources to mental health care – Clinical Psychologist

Sunyani, Aug. 22, GNA – A Clinical Psychologist, Mr Emmanuel Dziwornu has appealed to government to pay equal attention to and commit adequate resources to mental health care as is being done for physical health care.      He observed that there was not just a total but long-standing neglect for mental health care in […]

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Allied Health Professions Council gets new office

Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health, has called for the strengthening of the licensing and registration regime for allied health professionals to ensure that quality care is provided to the people.He said the harm caused by the quack professionals in medical laboratories to the unsuspecting population was a threat […]

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Ghana and Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation for health support

Accra, Aug. 20, GNA – Ghana and Japan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to establish mechanisms for creating vibrant and healthy societies through enriching health services.       The MoC aimed at helping Ghana to promote the health of her citizenry through business-based approaches, creation of a virtuous cycle for economic […]

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98.5% of government funding to mental health spent on emoluments

Bolgatanga, Aug 19, GNA – About 98.5 per cent of government funding and resource allocation to mental health services in 2018 was spent on payment of staff emolument, a research finding has shown.     It further disclosed that the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies failed to include mental health issues as part of their […]

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PCG urges government to utilize hospital and medical school at the UG

Abitifi, Aug 19, GNA – The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Reverend Professor J.O.Y. Mante, has urged government to utilize the huge hospital facility and the Medical School of the University Ghana (UG) that was lying idle.      He said it was of no benefit for such huge […]

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Breast Society highlight guidelines for breast cancer management

Accra, Aug. 17, GNA – The Breast Society of Ghana has projected a national guideline for Breast Cancer Management to enable practitioners in the profession to execute their duties effectively and efficiently to manage and reduce breast cancer cases in the country.   Dr Verna Vanderpuye, the National Radiotherapy, Oncology and Nuclear Medicine Center, Korle-Bu […]