Thursday, September 19, 2019

New drug for hard-to-treat Tuberculosis approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new Tuberculosis medicine called Pretomanid for the treatment of hard-to-treat tuberculosis which affects the lungs. The Pretomanid tablets is to be used in combination with two other existing medicine; bedaquiline and linezolid. Hard-to-treat infections referred...

CDD Ghana to hold Roundtable discussion on use of social media for clinical trials in Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development Ghana is set to hold a roundtable discussion to examine the utilization of digital and social media tools in clinical trials education in Ghana on Wednesday. Clinical trials are voluntary human research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of...

New Report on Global Tobacco Epidermic shows progress

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures - four times more people than a decade ago. But a new WHO report shows many countries are still...

An underused option for severe depression

If medication isn't helping to ease severe depression, nonsurgical brain stimulation may be an effective alternative to consider, according to a study published online March 27 by TheBMJ. Specifically, the study found that evidence seems to back the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) over other, newer brain...

MOH Re-Strategises to attain Universal Health Coverage

The Ministry of Health (MOH) says it has redesigned and reviewed its current health architecture to adopt a people centred approach to attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This would ensure that all Ghanaians have timely access to high quality health services, irrespective of their location or ability to pay...

WHO urges countries to invest in eliminating hepatitis

Ahead of World Hepatitis Day (28 July), World Health Organization (WHO) calls on countries to take advantage of recent reductions in the costs of diagnosing and treating viral hepatitis and scale up investments in disease elimination. A new study by WHO, published today in Lancet Global Health, has...

Ghana to implement new bilateral cooperation on maternal, child health

Ghanaian authorities have put in place measures to start the implementation of a vital bilateral health cooperation project with China, a release said here on Thursday. Under their bilateral health pacts reached last September, China and Ghana agreed to undertake a project for the improvement in maternal and child...

New free course from the World Health Organization aims at ending all forms of abuse in Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is offering a free international course in mental health to some 50,000 Ghanaians who are interested in ending discrimination, abuse in mental health and its related services. Known as the QualityRights in Mental Health e-training, and its currently online and accessible to anyone living...

Teen battling cancer livestreams graduation from hospital bed

A Washington teen battling cancer was hospitalized on the day of his graduation, so staff brought the celebration to him. Michael Albrecht, a graduating senior at North Creek High School, watched from his hospital bed as his sister received his diploma on his behalf. “It’s still...

Health professionals trained on use of AED machines

As part of efforts to respond effectively to cardiovascular diseases, including cardiac arrest in hospitals in the country, some 120 health professionals are being trained on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) machines. AEDs are portable electronic devices used in reviving persons who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest,...

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