• GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak

    GHS issues Lassa fever alert after 31 die in Nigeria outbreak0

    The Ghana Health Service  has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever following an outbreak in Nigeria which has claim 31 lives. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. “The Ministry of

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  • Ghanaian leaders challenged to save lives of mothers and infants

    Ghanaian leaders challenged to save lives of mothers and infants132

    Mr Steven E. Hendrix, the Mission Director of USAID, says for Ghana to be accorded the title “Gateway to Africa’, it needs to start with saving the lives of mothers and children in the country. He said: “I really do think we have the best leaders in the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ministries, Parliament, and

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  • Africa Conference on Lung Health to open in Accra today

    Africa Conference on Lung Health to open in Accra today60

    The 20th Africa Union Conference on Lung Health would be opened in Accra, today, with more than 800 delegates from Africa and around the world attending. The four-day conference would have delegates deliberating and finding ways of fighting Tuberculosis (TB) and it related lung diseases on the continent. The 20th Africa Union Conference on Lung

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  • Overburdened facilities causing health decline in Volta Region

    Overburdened facilities causing health decline in Volta Region1

    Dr Joseph Teye Nuertey, Volta Regional Director, Ghana Health Service, has blamed the dipping health indicators in the region on the overstraining of health facilities. A total of 27 maternal mortality cases were recorded between January and May this year, representing 50 per cent of total lives lost in 2016. Addressing a maternal and child

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  • Philanthropist called for support for the deprived

    Philanthropist called for support for the deprived1

    A philanthropist who doubles as a legal consultant and a pastor, Mr Kwabena Ankamah has called for support for the deprived in society. Mr Kwabena Ankamah made the call when the Kwabena Ankamah Family Foundation presented 120 bedsheets and 40 baby shawls to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital maternity ward at Mampong-Akuapem. The items were

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  • Sickle cell disease: Overview, symptoms, and causes

    Sickle cell disease: Overview, symptoms, and causes1

    Sickle cell disease, also known as sickle cell anemia, is a group of disorders affecting the red blood cells in the body. How people understand sickle cell disease (SCD) has developed over time. In order to better understand the disease, it is important to take a look at the factors that influence sickle cell disease,

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