Health

Fight against another cholera outbreak

Kpobiman, March 26, GNA - Members of the Young Urban Women project have appealed to Metropolitan, Municipal and District assemblies to put in measures to forestall an outbreak of cholera as the raining season approaches.The group, which was formed and sustained by Actionaid Ghana under its Young Urban Women: life Choices and livelihoods project, said people died needlessly during the 2014 cholera epidemic and appealed to all Ghanaians to help their assemblies keep...

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Health insurance premium rises in Upper West

Wa, March 26, GNA - The National Health ...

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Pregnant Women Contract TB

The prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) among pregnant women in the country is six times higher than the general population, a new study...

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RISE-Ghana calls for intensified collaboration to end TB

Bolgatanga, March 26, GNA - RISE-Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation working with Tuberculosis (TB) affected persons in the Upper East Region is calling on for an intensified collaborative efforts to end Tuberculosis in the Region.This was contained in a statement jointly signed by Mr Awal Ahmed, Resource Mobilization Adviser of RISE-Ghana and...

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PCG Minister’s Spouses launches breast cancer project

Koforidua, March 25, GNA - The Presbyterian Church of Ghana Minister's Spouses Conference, has launched a breast cancer awareness and treatment project as ...

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Let’s desist from stigmatization of TB patients – Officer

Sunyani, March 25, GNA - Mr Samuel Addo, the Sunyani Municipal Disease Control Officer, has appealed to the general public to desist from the stigmatization of Tuberculosis (TB) patients to help control the spread of the disease.He expressed regret that the detection rate was not encouraging and said public discrimination against patients remained the major obstacle.Mr Adoo said because stigmatization was high due to societal myth surrounding the disease, suspected patients were always reluctant to check ...

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Men urged to assist partners in getting kids immunised

Ho, March 25, GNA - Mr Stephen Awunyo-Akaba, the Programmes Director of Future Generation's International (FUGI), complaining about the low coverage of immunization in some areas, has tasked fathers to work in concert with their wives to meet the immunization schedules of their children.He said men needed to support their wives through pregnancy and in the nurturing of their children,    especially through the...

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Ghanaians urged to be vigilant in fight against Ebola

Accra, March 24, GNA...

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Survey says tuberculosis prevalence in Ghana is high

Accra, March 25, GNA - A tuberculosis (TB) prevalence survey conducted in 2014 has revealed that TB burden in Ghana is three times higher than the World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates.Prior to the survey, WHO estimates showed that TB cases in Ghana were below 92 per every 100,000 people but the survey across the country showed that there were 286 cases per every 100,000 people in Ghana.Speaking at the launch of the 2015 World TB Day...

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Vaccination must be scaled up in Ebola-affected countries: WHO

Accra, March 25, GNA - A growing risk of outbreaks of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola must be countered by urgent scaling up of routine immunization activities, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).'We are calling for the intensification of routine immunization services...

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