• Free healthcare as University of Ghana Medical Centre opens

    Free healthcare as University of Ghana Medical Centre opens0

    All referrals to the newly opened University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will be treated for free for the next two weeks, management has announced. Chairman of the Interim Management Committee (IMC) Dr Anarfi Asamoah-Baah announced this at a short ceremony to open the facility on Wednesday. The 650-bed facility built at a cost of

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  • University of Ghana Medical Centre  opens today

    University of Ghana Medical Centre opens today0

    The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) will officially commence operations today. The 650-bed facility built at a cost of $217 million has been dormant for more than 18 months after the first phase of the project was inaugurated by former President John Dramani Mahama. The facility will only take referral Out Patient Department (OPD)

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  • Body shaming in Ghana

    Body shaming in Ghana0

    The phenomenon of body shaming is one that has recently plagued our society. Until recently, body shaming seemed alien to Africans, as stories of how people were being bullied and emotionally abused were only heard of the Americas, Europe and other such places. Africans had a different story, as people of various body shapes and

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  • Can we pause a moment on “beating plastic pollution”?

    Can we pause a moment on “beating plastic pollution”?0

    All around the world, the way of doing things is rapidly mutable due to the dynamic era of technology and access to internet. This is especially evident in developing countries. Traditional ways of transportation is now an alternate to modern vehicles and aircrafts. Communication through letters, drums, physical dissemination of information are now a replacement

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  • Can you get an STD from kissing?

    Can you get an STD from kissing?0

      Kissing can be  awkward AF—but, aside from beard burn or the common cold, it’s pretty safe, right? Not exactly. A peck on the mouth (or a full-blown, let-me-shove-my-tongue-down-your-throat makeout session) can actually transmit a couple different types of STDs[insert cringing emoji here]: herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 and 2 and syphilis, says Teena Chopra, M.D., corporate medical director of infection prevention

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  • Outbreak of Bird Flu kills over 11,000 birds

    Outbreak of Bird Flu kills over 11,000 birds0

    An outbreak of bird flu has been reported in Ghana, leading to the killing of 11,816 birds. The affected farms have also been quarantined to prevent the virus from spreading to other areas. Out of the number, 5,431 birds have so far been killed by the flu at Boankra, near Ejisu in the Ashanti Region,

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