Health

GHS Receives 1m Condom

Northern Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has received one million condoms from the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) in support of an awareness creation programme to sensitise selected communities on the prevention and control HIV/AIDS.Other ...

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UNAIDS Campaigns For Women’s Health

The women holding the banner as they walked...

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Assembly builds GH¢209,169.00 CHPS Compound at Amanfrom

Amanfrom (Ash), March 30, GNA - The Asante-Akim South District Assembly is building a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound at Amanfrom at the cost of GH¢209,169.00 to provide the people with access to quality healthcare.The facility, which comes with nurses' accommodation, would serve the health needs of six other communities - Obokro, Atiemo, Nkwanta, Banso, Asuboi and Akuakrom.It is being funded from the Assembly's share of the Common ...

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Biakoye makes snail-pace progress in CLTS

Nkonya, (V/R), March 30, GNA - Much effort, time and patience would be needed to move many households in Open Defecation endemic communities in the Biakoye district in the Volta region to construct domestic toilets.That was the impression arising from a monitoring visit to those communities as part of the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) programme.The CLTS is a flagship strategy under the UNICEF and the Ghana Government's Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme to eradicate open defecation (OD) in some endemic districts in the Volta, Central, Northern, Upper-East...

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Health Service Providers to Accept NHIS Cards-GHS Directive

Accra, March 29, GNA - The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed the service providers under the National ...

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Japan gives $1.66 million to fight maternal and child deaths

Accra , March 29, GNA - The Japanese Government is assisting Ghana's health sector with a grant of $1.66 million in its efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals targeted at preventing   maternal and child mortality.Speaking at the signing for the Exchange of Notes, Mr Kaoru Yoshimura, the Japanese Ambassador to Ghana, expressed the hope that the financial contributions would be fully utilized to support the health sector to achieve the MDGs 4 and 5.'In Ghana, MDGs 4 and 5 are lagging behind and it is, therefore, important that all actors involved make ...

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Stakeholders adopt Draft National Food Safety Policy

Accra, March 29, GNA - Stakeholders in the food safety industry have adopted the draft national Food Safety Policy for its implementation to protect consumers and offer assurance for safe food for export.The policy, when implemented would foster close collaboration between stakeholders in agriculture, trade, human health, animal health, tourism and standardization among others, to strengthen food safety and prevent, and control both food and water-borne diseases.It would also promote the involvement of stakeholders and build network that...

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People with mental illness need social interventions – Assemblies urged

Cape Coast, March 28, GNA - Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) should include people with mental illness and epilepsy in the Government's social intervention programmes at the local level to enhance their recovery, participation and reintegration for national development.Mr. Humphrey Kofie, Executive Secretary of Mental Health Society of Ghana (MEHSOG), a non-governmental organisation, said that would promote the needs and rights of people with mental illness, together with their primary care-givers and families.He made plea when he addressed a community durbar at...

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Pharmacy students screen traders

Accra, March 28, GNA - ...

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World Health Day focus on food safety

Accra, Mar 27, GNA - On the occasion of World Health Day 2015, 7 April, the World Health Organization (WHO) will draw attention to the issue of food safety.WHO will outline how globalization...

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