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Deep vein thrombosis: A silent killer

“Oh Mr X is dead. Oh, we saw him yesterday. Oh, he called me this morning.

John Chigbu (right), CEO, Cassona Global Imaging, and Stanley Sonkin, Project Manager of Medical Scientific, exchanging the signed agreement
John Chigbu (right), CEO, Cassona Global Imaging, and Stanley Sonkin, Project Manager of Medical Scientific, exchanging the signed agreement

2 Forge partnership to fight breast cancer

Cassona Global Imaging Company Limited, an export trading company that specialises in health products in the diagnostic imaging field, has partnered with Medical Scientific Limited, a medical device company, to enhance early detection and affordable screening for breast cancer.

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World Hypentension Day... Gone too soon

Since time immemorial, one of the cheapest publicity that people adopt to announce the death of their beloved is to paste their obituaries on walls at strategic or vantage places.

Making lupus visible: The hard truth about steroids
Making lupus visible: The hard truth about steroids
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Making lupus visible: The hard truth about steroids

“The side effects of the steroids used by lupus patients can be complete diseases for other people,’ says Mrs. Emma Danso, the Executive Director of Oyemam Autoimmune Foundation.

COA-RMLC warns against brand misuse and misrepresentation
COA-RMLC warns against brand misuse and misrepresentation

COA-RMLC warns against brand misuse and misrepresentation

Professor Samuel Ato Duncan, the President General of COA Research & Manufacturing Limited Company (COA-RMLC) has expressed concern over individuals exploiting the COA brand for their products, falsely claiming similarities and misrepresenting affiliations with COA-RMLC.

A surgeon from Smile 4 Ghana working on a patient
A surgeon from Smile 4 Ghana working on a patient
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Free dental screening for North Tongu flood victims

The Volta River Authority (VRA), as part of follow-up activities for the support and welfare of the flood victims in the North Tongu District in the Volta Region, has collaborated with Smile 4 Ghana, a charitable non-governmental organisation (NGO), to offer free dental health screening for the flood victims. 

A section of the matriculants taking their oath
A section of the matriculants taking their oath
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Be innovative in approach to care - Healthcare professionals urged

Healthcare professionals have been advised to embody the values of compassion, integrity, and excellence and to go beyond the call of duty to advocate for the health and dignity of every individual. 

Richard "Rick" Slayman, 62, was the world's first recipient of a pig kidney
Richard "Rick" Slayman, 62, was the world's first recipient of a pig kidney
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Man who received first pig kidney transplant dies after 2 months

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the procedure has said.

See the top 11 diseases that killed people in Ghana in 2022 (LIST)
See the top 11 diseases that killed people in Ghana in 2022 (LIST)
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See the top 11 diseases that killed people in Ghana in 2022 (LIST)

According to the latest statistical report released by the Births and Deaths Registry in Ghana,18,689 deaths, accounting for 36.7% of registered deaths (50,992), were attributed to the top 11 causes of mortality in the country.

AstraZeneca said it was a commercial decision to withdraw the vaccine
AstraZeneca said it was a commercial decision to withdraw the vaccine
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AstraZeneca to withdraw Covid vaccine

After more than three billion doses, the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid vaccine is being withdrawn.

Computer users suffering from CVS or Digital Eye Strain
Computer users suffering from CVS or Digital Eye Strain

Computer Vision Syndrome: Concern for 21st Century officialdom

Vision occurs when light is processed by the eye and interpreted by the brain. Light passes through the transparent eye surface (the cornea).

Dr Haryana Yakubu Zato, an Optometrist at the LeKMA Hospital, screening the eye of a woman
Dr Haryana Yakubu Zato, an Optometrist at the LeKMA Hospital, screening the eye of a woman

Glaucoma: Worrying statistics cause for concern

As the global population living with glaucoma surpasses 70 million, with over six million individuals blind from the condition, the situation in Ghana mirrors this alarming trend.

The contaminated Benylin Paediatric 100MLS Syrup, LOT No 329304
The contaminated Benylin Paediatric 100MLS Syrup, LOT No 329304

Recall of Benylin Paediatric Syrup: FDA calls for public alertness

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has alerted/cautioned the public of the recall of Benylin Paediatric (100MLS) Syrup, LOT No 329304 by the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration (NAFDAC) from the Nigerian market.

Ewurabena Yanyi-Akofur — Country Director, WaterAid Ghana
Ewurabena Yanyi-Akofur — Country Director, WaterAid Ghana

Cost of infections in healthcare facilities reaches $1.57 billion - WaterAid reveals

The cost of infections acquired in healthcare facilities in the country stand at $1.570 million each year, WaterAid has revealed.

Dr Mimi Delese Darko — Chief Executive Officer, FDA
Dr Mimi Delese Darko — Chief Executive Officer, FDA

FDA cautions against importing unregistered baby diapers

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned manufacturers, importers and distributors of baby diapers against importing unregistered and unsanitary baby diapers, also known as bale diapers, into the country. 

Dr Awo Yaa Karikari Oduro of the CCTH addressing the guests at the event
Dr Awo Yaa Karikari Oduro of the CCTH addressing the guests at the event
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Optometrists urged to accept postings to underserved communities

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has appealed to optometrists in the country to accept postings to rural and unserved communities to support primary eye care delivery.

GoG needs to set-up Public Health Emergency Fund immediately – GHAI & SEND GHANA
GoG needs to set-up Public Health Emergency Fund immediately – GHAI & SEND GHANA

GoG needs to set-up Public Health Emergency Fund immediately – GHAI & SEND GHANA

Global Health Advocacy Incubator (GHAI) and SEND GHANA has called on the Government of Ghana to establish a Public Health Emergency Fund in the country.

How to apply to health training institutions in Ghana: Portal opens April 8, 2024
How to apply to health training institutions in Ghana: Portal opens April 8, 2024
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How to apply to health training institutions in Ghana: Portal opens April 8, 2024

The Ministry of Health has released instructions for prospective applicants seeking admission into health training institutions for the 2024/2025 academic year. 

Mami Dufie Ofori (left) being assisted to cut a tape to officially hand over the facility to the hospital
Mami Dufie Ofori (left) being assisted to cut a tape to officially hand over the facility to the hospital

Pensioner renovates Pantang Psychiatric Hospital

A 60-year-old philanthropist, Mami Dufie Ofori, has renovated a section of the Assessment Centre of the Pantang Psychiatrist Hospital in the Greater Accra Region.

Dr Charles Kwame Asiedu (left), Smile Train partner; Susannah Schaefer (middle), President and CEO of smile Train, and Nkeiruka Obi, Vice-President and Regional Director, Africa, Smile Train, with some of the beneficiaries
Dr Charles Kwame Asiedu (left), Smile Train partner; Susannah Schaefer (middle), President and CEO of smile Train, and Nkeiruka Obi, Vice-President and Regional Director, Africa, Smile Train, with some of the beneficiaries

There’s cure for cleft lips children — Surgeon

Parents with children who have cleft lips and palate conditions have been advised not to keep their children at home but to seek medical attention for them.

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