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The plight of pregnant women in the Kpandai District

Posted: November 23, 2017 at 10:38 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health

Riding on a motorcycle with the weight of a baby, quite a distance, just to get to the nearest medical facility; this is the stress a pregnant woman in the Kpandai District in the Northern Region has to go through to gain access to healthcare and or deliver her baby due to the lack of […]

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Restrictions on nurse recruitment from overseas changed

Posted: November 17, 2017 at 1:25 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

Government announces temporary changes to restrictions on nurse recruitment from outside European Economic Area to ensure safe staffing levels across the NHS. Read information on applying from overseas to work in the NHS on the NHS Jobs website. Nurses will be added to the government’s shortage occupation list on an interim basis. This means that nurses […]

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Woman gang raped, killed at Kasoa

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 5:15 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health

A 45-year-old woman has been reportedly raped and killed at Kasoa Downtown in the Central region. The deceased, Yaa Boatemaa was on her way to the market when she was ambushed by some suspected armed robbers Wednesday dawn. A sister of the deceased, Akua Fosua who confirmed this unfortunate incident to Adom News expressed shock […]

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Ghana ready for investments in health care – Dr Bawumia

Posted: November 6, 2017 at 11:13 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured the investor community of excellent opportunities in the health care sector of Ghana. Ghana, Dr Bawumia maintains, is open for business, and this is reflected in the various reforms being undertaken by the Nana Akufo-Addo government including the abolition of 15 ‘nuisance taxes’ […]

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Parliament approves tax cut on imported medicines

Posted: November 6, 2017 at 11:02 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

Parliament has passed the motion for the removal of the VAT on some selected imported pharmaceutical products. The decision was taken on Friday, November 3, 2017. The move is also expected to affect all imported medicines not produced in Ghana. The removal of the 17.5% VAT on such category of medicines completes a promise by […]

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Over 50 SHS Students in Koforidua Hospitalized over food poisoning

Posted: November 3, 2017 at 3:40 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Food & Drinks, Health

Over 50 students of the Ghana Senior High School (GHANASS) at Koforidua in the Eastern Region, are receiving treatment at the St. Joseph’s Hospital following a suspected food poisoning. The students; both male and female, were rushed to the hospital on Monday after they complained of stomach aches after eating ‘waakye’ from the school’s canteen […]

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Girl, 9, violently defiled till intestines popped out; suspect granted bail

Posted: November 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Education, Health, Security

A 9-year-old was grisly defiled by a man in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abirem District in the Central Region and was left to die after her intestines surged. The vulva of the girl also swelled as a result of the gruesome act which happened some two months ago according to Joy News’ reporter, Richard Kwadwo […]

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Junior Agogo suffers stroke, struggles to speak

Posted: October 31, 2017 at 11:17 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Sports

Former Black Stars striker, Junior Agogo is struggling to speak after suffering a devastating stroke two years ago. Agogo, 38-year-old, suffered the stroke in January 2015, after retiring from football and now has Aphasia. Junior Agogo is now being taken care of by his mother. Aphasia is an impairment of language, affecting the production or comprehension […]

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Man, 30, remanded for allegedly defiling a 5-year old

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Security

A 30-year-old man has been remanded for allegedly defiling a five-old girl in Dekpor-Horme near Dzodze in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region. The suspect, Hope Tublu, was said to have forcefully had sex with his neighbour’s granddaughter after luring her to his room to watch movies a fortnight ago. According to the […]

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Guidelines to improve healthcare supportive systems launched

Posted: October 30, 2017 at 10:29 am   /   Editor's Choice, Health, Politics

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the USAID on Thursday, launched the Supportive Supervision Guidelines to promote quality healthcare delivery at all levels in the country. The Supportive Supervision Guidelines seeks to strengthen the relationship between practitioners, and improve services that would be provided to clients. This is aimed at teaching, learning, facilitating, […]

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