• Swollen legs not a sign of twins- Midwife

    Swollen legs not a sign of twins- Midwife0

    Madam Mavis Amedzorku, a midwife in charge of the Adaklu-Kodzobi Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound, has described as hollow the belief that pregnant women with swollen legs will give birth to twins or a boy. “That belief is excessively rash and should be disregarded,” she said. Madam Amedzorku said this at the inauguration

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  • Korle Bu Hospital will not be shut down- Board Chair

    Korle Bu Hospital will not be shut down- Board Chair0

    The Board Chair of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has reiterated that his outfit will remain the premier hospital in the country and will not be shut down. Contrary to reports of an imminent shutdown over failure to license, Dr Okoe Boye said his outfit took the initiative to acquire the license so that other public health facilities which are

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  • Korle Bu Hospital risk shutdown in March

    Korle Bu Hospital risk shutdown in March0

    Ghana’s foremost hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, is at risk of being closed down by March 31, 2019. According to the Health Facilities Regulatory Authority (HeFRA), the body mandated to license health institutions in Ghana, Korle Bu operates without a valid license. The Board Chairman of HeFra, Nana Otuo Acheampong, disclosed this to Joy News reporter

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  • Counterfeit pharmaceuticals stifling Africa’s progress- Report

    Counterfeit pharmaceuticals stifling Africa’s progress- Report0

    A new policy brief titled “The Rise of Counterfeit Pharmaceuticals in Africa”, has been launched in Accra with a focus on its implications for Ghana and West Africa. The brief embodies key findings and recommendations of a study conducted by Enhancing Africa’s response to transnational organised crime (ENACT), one of the European Union (EU) funded

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  • Prenatal Vitamins to take if you want to get pregnant

    Prenatal Vitamins to take if you want to get pregnant0

    If you’re pregnant (or #TTC), you’re obviously eating all the kale, salmon, and whole grains you can…right? LOL, right. Many moms-to-be eat whatever they can for the first few months (what up, saltine crackers and Swedish fish?) thanks to a little thing called morning sickness and a hyper-sensitive nose. And that, kids, is exactly why

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  • €1.7m Ghana Heart Initiative project launched

    €1.7m Ghana Heart Initiative project launched0

    Government and German pharmaceutical giant Bayer have collaborated to launch a €1.7 million Ghana Heart Initiative (GHI) pilot project at the Accra City Hotel, Wednesday. The GHI project will be implemented in partnership with the Health Ministry (MOH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS). On behalf of the Bayer AG and implementation supported by the GIZ, the GHI project seeks to improve the risk assessment and management of

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