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KOFIH presents Medical Equipment to Volta Regional Health Directorate

By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline   The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) has handed over some medical equipment valued at $24,629 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to improve maternal and child health in the Volta Region. The equipment which include ultrasound machine, fetal dopplers, stethoscopes, aneroid blood pressure, automatic …

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UNICEF Tippy Taps Project gains ground in Volta region

By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline|July 27, 2017 The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and Unilever Ghana Limited joint Tippy Taps Project has made tremendous progress in the Volta Region, with 10 percent drop in diarrhea diseases.  Dr. Joseph Teye Nuertey, the Volta Regional Health Director has confirmed that, the region has …

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Ban on pregnant Nursing and Midwifery students lifted

By: Ghana News Agency The policy directive barring pregnant Nursing and Midwifery students from writing examination has been lifted, a statement issued on behalf of the Ministry of Health (MOH) by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) has stated. The statement made available to the Ghana News Agency by Nana …

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‘Only 40 per cent use treated mosquito nets in Ho’

By: Ghana News Agency Though 70 per cent of residents in the Ho Municipal Area have treated mosquito nets, only 40 per cent use them to prevent malaria, Mr Prosper Amegadzi, the Municipal Malaria Focal Person, said on Tuesday. He said a survey conducted on the shortfall revealed that a …

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Resource constraint is a cause of HIV upsurge in Volta Region

By: Ghana News Agency Dr Anthony Ashinyo, Volta Regional HIV/TB Coordinator, has said the absence of adequate resources to undertake “aggressive education” is a reason why the region has a high HIV prevalence rate of 2.7 per cent. Volta and Brong Ahafo regions jointly topped the prevalence list of the …

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“Campaigner” calls for CCTV cameras in hospital wards

By: Ghana News Agency Madam Janet Addo, popularly known as “Chop Better”, a “Patients’ Welfare” Campaigner based in Ho, has called for the installation of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in hospital wards across the country. She said the installation of such devices is necessary to monitor activities of healthcare service …

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No going back to ‘cash and carry’ – President Akufo-Addo

By: Ghana News Agency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says government is working feverishly to revive the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and that “there is no going back to cash and carry.” He said government was paying all outstanding claims and addressing other financial challenges to reposition the Scheme. …

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No fake Malta Guinness on market – FDA

By: Ghana News Agency| April 28, 2017 The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has asked the public to disregard information circulating on social media about the importation of an alleged fake brand of Malta Guinness onto the Ghanaian market.     The FDA said there was no fake brand of the product …

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Medical officer expresses worry over ‘metabolic syndrome’ among youth

By: Graphic Online| April 28, 2017 A Principal Medical Officer at the Trust Hospital, Accra, Dr Maurice Dolla, has expressed concern about rising levels of weight and high blood pressure (BP)-related conditions in the country, especially among the youth. He said the conditions, commonly termed ‘metabolic syndrome’, were gradually becoming …

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Ghana chosen to test world’s first malaria vaccine

By: MykuulFMonline.com|April 24, 2017 The World Health Organization (WHO) has selected Ghana and two other African countries, Kenya and Malawi for the trial of the world’s first malaria vaccine. The injectable vaccine piloting is scheduled to begin in 2018 with young children, who have been at highest risk of death. …

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