Adolescent girls warned against the use of rags during menses

Ms. Rosemond Owusu Ansah, Reproductive and Child Health Officer at Ahwerewa Health Centre in the Sekyere East District has warned adolescent girls, especially those in rural communities against using rags and other unhygienic items during their menstrual periods. This practice, she said could lead to infections and contraction of vaginal diseases, which could become a burden in their future lives.… Read More

Injection deaths: Senchi health worker was operating illegally – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says the health practitioner who administered the injections that are suspected to have led to three deaths at the New Senchi Health Center in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region, had been operating illegally. According to the Service, the man, who has been identified as James Yeboah, had not been authorised to offer such healthcare… Read More

FDA dispatches Pharmacovigilance to investigate deaths at health centre

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said a Pharmacovigilance team from the Eastern Regional Office has been dispatched to the New Senchi Health Centre at Akrade in the Eastern Region to investigate injection reaction reports, which led to the death of three patients. It said serious adverse reactions described as injection site abscess, skin necrosis and ulcers were reported… Read More

GHS to employ 27,000 health professionals in 2018

Director- General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, says the government has made budgetary allocation to employ a total of 27,000 health professionals this year as against 16,000 engaged in 2017. According to the Director-General, the huge backlog of unemployed health professionals to be engaged would be Pharmacists, Accountants, Administrators, Nurses, Doctors, Laboratory Scientists and other paramedical… Read More
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Smoking ‘shisha’ can lead to breast cancer – Expert warns

Smoking of “shisha” and excessive alcohol intake have been identified as rising causes of breast cancer among the young people in the country, President of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe Addae has revealed. She is also worried that breast cancer is fast increasing among the youth in Africa and Ghana in particular. Shisha smoking, also called hubble-bubble smoking is… Read More

New TB strain recorded

The National TB Control Programme has announced the occurrence of a new type of tuberculosis in the country. The new strain of the disease which affects the human lungs, known as the extensive drug resistance tuberculosis (XDR-TB), was said to have resulted in the death of one person in December last year. The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR)… Read More

Bottled drinking water is safe – GSA

Mr Kofi Amponsah-Bediako, Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has said bottled water companies passed for safety and quality assurance certification by his outfit is considered wholesome. He said unless something triggers a potential risk of contamination after certification on the market, products certified are safe for human consumption. Mr Amponsah-Bediako was speaking to the Ghana News… Read More