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Mental health practitioner and founder of the Willing Ways Foundation Ghana, an NGO known for treating the mentally ill, alcoholics and drug addicts, madam Lydia Abena Manu has said that Ghanaians lack knowledge about mental health. Speaking in an interview with Otec FM's Evans Agyei Sikapa, madam Lydia bemoaned the...
The Chief Executive Officer of Nana Afia Kobi Sewaa Ampem II Nursing Training college, Mr Owusu King has proposed that there should be at least one Nurse in every school to administer first aid to ailing students. According to him, providing a clinic in every school to employ one Nurse...
A World Health Organisation (WHO) report launched on Wednesday shows a decline in the production of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. The report, "Antibacterial agents in clinical development – an analysis of the antibacterial clinical development pipeline, including tuberculosis," was made available to the Ghana...
First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has reaffirmed Ghana’s commitment to end the AIDS epidemic in the country by the year 2030 at a high-level meeting of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against Aids/HIV (OAFLA) taking place in New York on the sidelines of the 72nd UN...
The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana has expressed concerns over the rising intake of Tramadol among youth of Ghana. It says even though the drug has been approved in Ghana, the strengths in circulation is more than the prescribed 50mg and 100mg oral capsules. A statement issued by the Society’s President,...
The First Lady , Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has pledged to  mobilise resources to build a cancer treatment centre in Ghana. This, she said, would be done with support from the Forum of African First Ladies Against Cancers. The First Lady made the pledge when she accepted a challenge by OAFLA to...
A former Minister of Finance Cassiel Ato Forson has denied authorising payment for some defective ambulances being procured by the Health Ministry in 2014. The 30 ambulances, which formed part of 200 ambulances that were to be procured by the Ministry of Health to boost the healthcare delivery under a...
The Ghana Health Service (GHS), has moved to make HIV testing offered to all out and in patients, emergency room patients and mothers and infants attending child weighing clinics at special clinics. This move is aimed at achieving the 90-90-90 target in the HIV and AIDS response. These special clinics include...
The Coalition of Unemployed Registered community Nurses have warned that they will not accept any excuses  from the Health Ministry to shift their clearance and postings further after giving the authorities enough time to rectify alleged errors. The one hundred and eight (108) bonded Registered Diploma Community Nurses  were neglected...
The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has been hit by an acute shortage of medical doctors, forcing the hospital authorities to prioritise only emergency cases. New emergency cases have however been suspended. Authorities say they are currently concentrating on inpatient care for the over 250 patients on admission. A...
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