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Japan gives $5 million grant for nutrition programme in Ashanti, Northern regions

More than 600,000 people, including pregnant and nursing mothers, in the Northern and the Ashanti regions are to benefit from a programme under which they will be provided with nutritious food being funded with a Japanese grant of $5million. Under the programme, which will be rolled out next year, 22,000 pregnant and nursing women in the two regions will receive ...

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Mental Health Authority underscores need for care levy

Dr Akwasi Osei

The Mental Health Authority (MHA) has underscored the need for establishing a levy that would provide the needed funding to service mental health care in the country. Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer, MHA noted that the Authority was handicapped due to inadequate resources and the Authority was facing challenges such as feeding of patients and the provision of medication ...

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Uncontrolled Hypertension Killing Ghanaians

More than half of Ghana’s population has never checked their blood pressure before, Dr. Efua Commeh, Deputy Programmes Director, Non-Communicable Disease, Ghana Health Service (GHS), has revealed. She explained that the only time people get to have their blood pressure checked is when they get sick and are sent to the hospital. “We do studies on patients who come and ...

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Professor Akosa urges Ghanaians to adopt healthy lifestyle

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has called on Ghanaians to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to prolong their lives and contribute to national development. He said diseases that have bedevilled the country is as a result of bad eating habits and lack of exercise thereby giving ailments to more room to operate. Prof ...

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Cross-sectoral collaboration key to addressing health challenges – Minister

Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has called for cross-sectoral collaboration among member states to effectively combat health challenges, particularly maternal and child health issues. Mr Agyeman-Manu said working cross-sectorally allowed for composite planning and execution of maternal and child health initiatives, and as well improves access to health services and efficiencies for holistic development. “Cross-sectorally requires breaking down ...

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Hypertension Is The Fourth Killer Of Ghanaians – GHS

Dr Yao Yeboah, Chairman of the Governing Council, Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Tuesday said hypertension is the fourth killer of Ghanaians across the country and the first killer of patients that attended the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. He said the health sector concentrates higher percentage of its national budget to address diabetes and hypertension. He said the disorders were caused ...

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10 Million Ghanaians Living With Spinal Problems

Three weeks of incessant rain in Kumasi has rendered the only access road to the Oti Landfill Site impassable and heightened fears of a sanitation crisis in the metropolis. As of last Saturday, there were truck loads of refuse and tricycles known as ‘Borla taxis’ built up on parts of the road, stretching out to about 200 metres, waiting for ...

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Bringing Healthcare To Community Doorsteps…Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo Mine Partners Project C.U.R.E

For the aged and vulnerable living in most rural communities in the country, access to healthcare for periodic medical attention remains a challenge. Recognizing this challenge, in addition to providing quality healthcare services to both the young and old, Newmont Ghana’s Ahafo mine in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E, a US based non-governmental organization, has organized free medical clinics for four ...

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207,200 Ghanaians are blind — GHS

Dr James Addy, Head of Eye Unit, Ghana Health Service

About 207,200 Ghanaians are blind, the Ghana Health Service{GHS} has revealed. it saild they represent 0.74 per cent of the population. The GHS said over 300,000 Ghanaians, representing 1.07 per cent of the population, were also seriously sick with severe visual impairment and they would soon be completely blind if the necessary intervention measures were not taken. “In all this, ...

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The ripple effects of Child under nutrition on the Ghanaian economy

Child Under nutrition, or call it Malnutrition affects millions of children across the world. Africa alone has estimated that 58.7 million children under the ages of five are stunted, meaning, they  are having a low height for a given age and 13.8 million who are wasting – low weight for a certain height. There is no doubt that stunted children today ...

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