Saturday, May 25, 2019

#RightByHer: Reducing the gap between the reality and rights of every woman’s health

WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS? Do you know what your rights are? Do you really have the rights you are entitled to? Fifty-one out of fifty-four African countries have committed to ensuring women’s  and girls' rights as enshrined in a legal framework known as the Maputo...

Nyaho Medical Centre rolls out Family Medicine Postgraduate Training Programme

Nyaho Medical Centre, a leading private healthcare facility in Ghana has commenced the roll-out of a Family Medicine Training Programme. This program trains Medical Doctors in the specialized field of Family Medicine. Announcing the launch of the preceptorship programme at a media briefing in Accra, the Centre’s Program...

Pharmaceutical companies deepening their strategic focus on Africa – Access to Medicine Report

The new Access to Medicine Index notes increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes. However, the 2018 Index also finds important gaps in where pharmaceutical companies are registering new products on the African continent. The Access to Medicine Index...

Merck quits Supply of Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of children in West Africa

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in West Africa. At the same time, the company has started sending the vaccine to China, where it will likely be sold for a much higher price.

Adequate nutrition critical part of Health – Nutrition expert

When faced with a crisis, our natural reaction is to deal with its immediate threats. Ateka* came to the make-shift clinic with profuse diarrhoea: they diagnosed cholera. The urgent concern in the midst of that humanitarian crisis was to treat the infection and send her home as quickly as possible.   But she came back...

Fred Sai: A Godfather of Family Planning

He is known to have dedicated most of his life to the well-being of children and women across the globe by championing the cause of making reproductive health information and service accessible to couples and individuals. It is due to this meritorious service to Ghana and beyond that earned...

Boy,20, abandoned by parents over deformed finger; considers suicide

The struggle of life they say begins at birth and that is exactly what Samuel Benin’s story epitomizes. Born with a polysyndactyly (fused extra finger) of the right thumb, Samuel Benin was left with a painful start to his journey in life. The deformity diluted the motherly love of Samuel’s mother who abandoned him. He was...

Frequently asked questions about Tramadol

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a man-made (synthetic) narcotic analgesic (pain reliever). What is Tramadol used for? Tramadol acts as a pain reliever and is prescribed to patients suffering from moderate to severe pain. How does Tramadol work as a pain reliever? Once Tramadol enters the body, it attaches to the brain’s pain receptors and ultimately blocks the sensation of pain....

Wesoamo brings hope to childhood cancers

Her dream was to be an oncologist (a doctor who treats cancer and provides medical care for persons diagnosed with cancer). However, her battle with cancer left her keen to never see another child go through the pain she endured

Rwanda closer to AIDS-free, HIV incidence rate hits Zero per cent

In 2014 in Rwanda, more than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child. As a result, the country had fewer than 500 new infections among children last year, paving the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The incidence rate for HIV...

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