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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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WHO demands policy shifts and investments to meet sanitation goals

More is demanded from the world to make comprehensive policy shifts and investments to reach the goal of universal sanitation coverage by 2030. This goal, where every person in the world has access to toilets that can safely contain excreta, could fail today during the launch of the first global guidelines on sanitation and health, according to its release copied ...

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Government urged to prioritise investment in mental health

Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa

Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Country Representative, has called on the Government to develop and strengthen evidence-based programmes to address the mental health needs of young people. He urged the Government to put in place deliberate interventions, with the support of national policy-makers and programme managers, to prioritise and advocate for funding to finance the mental ...

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Maternal deaths up in Sekondi and Takoradi

The Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) has recorded an increase in maternal deaths at the various health facilities in the metropolis. A report compiled by the assembly attributed the deaths to bleeding after birth, late reporting, religious beliefs, unsafe abortion and hypertension. The report indicated that five of the women were referred to Effia-Nkwanta Regional Referral Hospital from other surrounding districts. ...

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1,800 Ghanaian Women Could Die Of Breast Cancer In 2018 – Study

Research by the International Agency for Research on Cancer has revealed that of the over four thousand cases of breast cancer that will be diagnosed in Ghana this year, about a thousand of the patients are at risk of losing their lives. This was made known by the Head of Breast Unit at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Florence Dedey. ...

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