IVF can be used for both male and female infertility
IVF can be used for both male and female infertility

Myths, misconceptions surrounding IVF

Millions of couples who otherwise would not have had their own children have been helped by In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to start families of their desires.

Prof. Christian Agyare(2nd right),Provost, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, presenting an envelope containing the cheques to Dr Kwadwo Sarbeng,(3rd left), Medical Director of KATH,  while other officials look on.
Prof. Christian Agyare(2nd right),Provost, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, presenting an envelope containing the cheques to Dr Kwadwo Sarbeng,(3rd left), Medical Director of KATH,  while other officials look on.
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KNUST supports Heal KATH Project

The Provost of the College of Health Sciences at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Prof. Christian Agyare, has appealed to the general public to assist in the efforts to renovate the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH).

Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, MCE, La Nkwantanang, and other dignitaries at the function cutting the anniversary cake
Jennifer Dede Adjabeng, MCE, La Nkwantanang, and other dignitaries at the function cutting the anniversary cake

Take extra care of yourselves in your old age - Aged advised

The Municipal Health Director for La Nkwantanang-Madina, Dr Priscilla Anima Opoku, has advised the aged to take their health issues more seriously as their old age could trigger some health challenges. 

Some of the beneficiaries going through health education
Some of the beneficiaries going through health education

Telecel Ghana Foundation organises free ultrasound scan

The Telecel Ghana Foundation, through its Rural Ultrasound scan, has provided free screening for 199 women at Tesebo No. 2 and Nsuta in the Bosome Freho District in the Ashanti Region.

Her doctors remembered Lisa Pisano as brave and altruistic, saying her contributions to medicine "cannot be overstated." Shelby Lum/AP/FILE
Her doctors remembered Lisa Pisano as brave and altruistic, saying her contributions to medicine "cannot be overstated." Shelby Lum/AP/FILE
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Woman who received pig kidney transplant and mechanical heart pump dies

Lisa Pisano, the first person to receive a mechanical heart pump as well as a gene-edited pig kidney, died Sunday, according to NYU Langone Health, where she had the surgery.

The queenmothers and some of the children with special needs
The queenmothers and some of the children with special needs

Tongu queenmothers visit Three Kings Special School

Members of the Tongu Queenmothers Association have paid a familiarisation visit to the Three Kings Special School Unit for the Blind at Awakpedome in the Central Tongu District in the Volta Region.

Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe (6th from left), Director, Public Health, GHS; Dr Keziah Malm (5th from left), Programme Manager, NMEP, and Cecilia Senoo (6th from right), Executive Director, HFFG, with members of the National Malaria Elimination Task Force
Dr Franklin Asiedu Bekoe (6th from left), Director, Public Health, GHS; Dr Keziah Malm (5th from left), Programme Manager, NMEP, and Cecilia Senoo (6th from right), Executive Director, HFFG, with members of the National Malaria Elimination Task Force

National Malaria Elimination Task Force inaugurated

A National Malaria Elimination Task Force has been inaugurated as part of the country’s efforts to enhance collaboration and effectiveness in combating malaria.

A health worker taking a member of the GJA through some medical checks
A health worker taking a member of the GJA through some medical checks

GJA @ 75: Association organises free health screening for journalists in Tema

Pleasant Medical Centre has organised a health screening for the Tema Region of the Ghana Journalists Association (GJA) to enable them to know their health status. 

 Manye Maku I, Manya Krobo Divisional Queenmother, with the committee members taking the media around the project.
Manye Maku I, Manya Krobo Divisional Queenmother, with the committee members taking the media around the project.

Kpong queenmother appeals for maternity home

The Manya Krobo Divisional Queenmother of Kpong in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality in the Eastern Region, Manye Maku I, has appealed for support to complete an ongoing maternity home project located at Ayipala, a suburb of Kpong. 

Shen Yang and Shen Yuet Children's Heart Foundation pledge support for pediatric heart surgeries

The Shen Yang and Shen Yuet Children's Heart Foundation has announced its commitment to fund at least 30 surgeries for children with congenital heart defects before the end of this year at the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCTC) at he Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. 

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UGMC successfully completes first set of six kidney transplant surgeries

The University of Ghana Medical Centre Ltd (UGMC) has announced the successful completion of its first set of six kidney transplant surgeries.

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Why withdraw service when you can provide service to patients who don't need radiotherapy - KATH management to striking doctors

The management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi has described the decision by some doctors at the Oncology department of the hospital to withdraw their service due to the malfunctioning of the radiotherapy machine as unfortunate.

 Dr Kow Entsua-Mensah, Director, National Cardiothoracic Centre, interacting with a police officer who was going through the health screening process.
 Dr Kow Entsua-Mensah, Director, National Cardiothoracic Centre, interacting with a police officer who was going through the health screening process.

Cardio Centre screens police for non-communicable diseases

The National Cardiothoracic Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has organised a general health screening exercise for personnel of the Ghana Police Service at its headquarters in Accra.

Rev. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, the guest speaker,   admiring the 60th anniversary logo after unveiling it
Rev. Joyce Rosalind Aryee, the guest speaker, admiring the 60th anniversary logo after unveiling it

VRA Health Services Limited launches 60th anniversary

The Volta River Authority Health Services Limited (VHSL) has launched its 60th anniversary celebration at Akosombo with a call to expand its reach and accessibility to ensure that services are available to all members of the authority’s communities.

Tackling breast cancer: Patients to benefit from innovative project
Tackling breast cancer: Patients to benefit from innovative project
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NGO launches project to support breast cancer patients

Global Outreach Consortium, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) dedicated to providing healthcare support to the underprivileged, has launched a new project to support breast cancer patients.

Five first aid tips everyone must know
Five first aid tips everyone must know
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Five first aid tips everyone must know

Knowing basic first aid can make a critical difference in an emergency.

Dr. Juliana Oye Ameh
Dr. Juliana Oye Ameh, Chief Executive Officer of the Trust Hospital

Education and collaboration essential for advancing cancer care - Dr Odiko-Ollennu

Continuous education, communication and information sharing are essential in bridging the gaps in cancer care, according to the Deputy Programme Manager on Non-Communicable Disease (NCDs) at the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Wallace Odiko-Ollennu.

The writers
The writers
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Continuous unemployment can lead to mental illness

Ghana’s economic conditions, including the cost of living and high unemployment rates, have become a huge psychological burden for many individuals and households.

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Cabinet yet to approve mandatory health insurance for non resident visitors for it to start July 1 - Minister

The Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye has explained that Cabinet has not approved a mandatory health insurance for non resident visitors.

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Bipolar disease and risky sexual behaviour among young females

Recently, a young female of school-going age confided in me and it was so revealing and touching. She said movingly, “I have bipolar disease. I can’t tell if I am ok now or not. I have had multiple sexual encounters with men."

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