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Court discharges Nurse who was accused of raping Italian woman at Damongo Hospital

The 28-year-old nurse, Ernest Green, was arrested by the Damongo District Police following a formal complaint that he had raped the woman at the health facility.

UNICEF supports GHS with tablets to boost ehealth project

Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, the UNICEF Representative in Ghana, has handed over 230 tablet computers with accessories to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The over $75,000 equipment, which was received by Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General, GHS, would support two Health System Strengthening activities in Ghana regarding immunisation and community health information systems. Madam Dufay said the tablets,...

Ebola outbreak in DRC ends

Today marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has announced. While congratulating the country all those involved in ending the outbreak, the WHO has urged them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Zika virus detected in Angola

The Asian-linked form of Zika, responsible for abnormal smallness of the head in newborns, has been identified in Angola. Zika virus is spread by daytime-active Aedes mosquitoes, causing a medical condition called microcephaly during which a baby’s brain development becomes incomplete, resulting in abnormal smallness of the head.

Global Disability Summit calls for awareness on Disability issues

Ms Gertrude Oforiwaa Fefoame, Ghana’s representative at the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has called on Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to intensify awareness creation at all levels. She said some government representatives or policy makers do not understand the role of the Disabled Persons organizations in the effective implementation...

Menstrual cups could be effective alternative for girls

Menstrual cups may be effective alternatives to other menstrual products but girls and women need education on proper use to limit adverse effects such as difficulty with removal, a study has found. Nearly half of the female population globally are of reproductive age but many girls and women have “limited options for affordable...

Poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa – WHO report

A new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa shows a high improvement in health in the region. However, this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if countries significantly improve the way they deliver essential health services to the people who need them most.

New board for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated an Eleven-member Board of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) with a charge on members to help solve the present challenges facing the hospital, particularly the ‘no-bed syndrome.’ He said KBTH, being the country’s premier referral facility, was the go-to for many Ghanaians, thus, the spotlight...

Midwives group calls for equity in distribution of logistics

The Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the health sector to ensure equity in the distribution of health infrastructure, basic social amenities and logistics, particularly, in deprived areas where midwives work to better the lives of rural women and children. According...

Ghana launches 2018 World AIDS Day

The 2018 World AIDS Day has been launched in Accra with a call on the citizens to know their HIV status and be able to make informed choices that will help Ghana achieve the 90-90-90 target.Attaining the 90-90-90 target will also ensure that the country achieved the ultimate goal of ending AIDS...

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