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Remove 20% import tax on sanitary towels to make them affordable for girls – NGO

A child and family focused Organization in Ghana, J Initiative, is asking government to remove the 20% import tax on sanitary towels in order to make that essential product available and affordable for all girls regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. According to the NGO, the high cost of sanitary pads in the country is affecting the education of girls because… Read More
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Zongo men very powerful in s3x – Health Expert recommends for women

As the world changes day in day out, strength of most men as well diminishes from generation to generations. This factor has contributed to the rise in the use of aphrodisiacs to boost s3xual activities among most youths in the world which Ghana is not an exceptional. In Ghana, alcoholism has become very common as most alcoholic companies’ advertisement have… Read More

Over 53,000 abortion cases recorded at public health centres in 2017 – Study

Figures from the Ghana Health Service (GHS) reveal that 53,114 abortions were supervised in public health facilities in the country in 2017. Unsafe abortion also recorded 13,918 in the same period as compared to 15,325 unsafe abortion cases in 2016, Mr Raphael Godlove Athena, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), a health-inclined non-governmental organisation, has said. In… Read More

Alcoholism cited as major contributor to mental health cases

Alcoholism is currently a major cause of mental health disorders in the Brong-Ahafo Region, Mr Joseph Yere, the Regional Mental Health Coordinator, said at the weekend. He said instances of such cases were gaining alarming proportions and appealed for concerted efforts and decisive action to deal with the excessive intake of alcohol among the youth. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting… Read More
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Scientists find excessive nitrite in meat products

Sausage, corned beef and other processed meat products have been found to contain a preservative residue in levels above World Health Organization recommended levels. A study by the Food Science and Technology Department of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) establishes, high nitrite levels in meat products. Salts in the form of sodium and potassium nitrite, are used… Read More
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Hairy women prone to infertility – Public Health Nurse

A public health nurse at Adabraka Polyclinic, Cindy Ofori-Appiah, has hinted that Ghanaian women are gradually becoming barren due to Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a condition where there is an increase in male hormones in women which affects the production of eggs, leading to complications which cause bareness. Speaking on Nyinsen Ne Awuor on Adom FM, Mrs Ofori-Appiah… Read More
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Tamale Teaching Hospital urged to emulate Korle-Bu

Mr Mustapha Sanah, Executive Chairman of Northern Ghana Aid (NOGAID), an NGO, has congratulated Dr Daniel Asare, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. He said the criteria of competence, capacity to deliver, experience in hospital management and flexibility to adjust to new people as a basis for his qualifications to the position was heartwarming.… Read More
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Many stranded as doctors, nurses withdraw services at Tamale Teaching Hospital

Residents around Tamale and its environs seeking health care are stranded as health workers there have carried through their threat of withdrawing their service in protest of the attack on their CEO. Those who went to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) on Wednesday morning seeking medical care had to sit and wait for hours without anyone attending to them. One… Read More
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No-bed syndrome: Health expert blames overload at Korle Bu on poor referral system

The situation where major hospitals like the Korle Bu Teaching hospital are overwhelmed with alarming number of emergency cases while others like the Ridge Hospital are relatively stable is merely due to the ‘poor’ referral system in Ghana’s hospitals, Head of the Emergency Unit at the Accra Regional Hospital, Dr. Emmanuel Ahiable has said. Speaking on the back of the… Read More
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Photos : Ghana’s Premier hospital KORLE BU choked; patients treated on the BARE floor

A sad development is currently unfolding at Ghana’s premier hospital, the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in which patients are sleeping on the bare floor to receive treatment due to the absence of beds, has learnt. This situation is not new across the country as owing to the order that no hospital should turn away patients due to lack of… Read More