Mother of two Halima Abdulai, 34, came to Accra in 2015. Her decision to travel to Accra was based on the advice of her friend, Jemilatu Ibrahim, who had herself been in Accra since 2011. For Halima, circumstances necessitated she relocated from Savelugu in Ghana’s Northern Region to the national capital, Accra.
The Agona West Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mrs Nancy Ekyem, has urged Ghanaians to stop paying lip service to the COVID-19 safety protocols, as it will thwart efforts aimed at controlling the further spread of the deadly pandemic.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in collaboration with the Chinese government, has donated ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) to the National COVID-19 Response Team to help tackle malnutrition in the country.
“Free your minds of any negatives and voluntarily accept without fear the COVID-19 vaccine shots because they are as safe as any other vaccine approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO)”, a Ghanaian-born American citizen, Mrs Tina Jacobs, has advised Ghanaians.
The Medical Superintendent at the Savelugu Hospital, Dr Sampson Abankwa, has said that patients who turn up at the hospital will not be turned away in spite of the fact that the facility was partially closed.
A management consultant, Mr Ishmael Yamson, has entreated the government not to depend solely on donors and bilateral and multilateral benevolence for vaccines to protect the citizens against COVID-19.
In the past, high blood pressure was always related to old age but these days, more and more young people are showing up at health facilities with complications of high blood pressure such as kidney failure, stroke, and hypertension.
The National Blood Service (NBS) in collaboration with the Kwaaba Foundation, a Non-governmental organisation, has launched a blood donation tracker Application (app) that aims at getting more students in second cycle schools in the country to donate blood.
The abandoned 45-year-old Maternity and Baby Unit (MBU) building project at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi is to be pulled down to pave way for a new structure that is fit for the purpose.
Information about the characteristics of variants of the COVID-19 disease is rapidly emerging. Scientists are working to learn more about how easily they spread, whether they could cause more severe illness and whether authorised vaccines will protect people against them.
The University of Ghana Medical Students Association (UGMSA) is appealing to the public to donate towards the urgent surgery of a medical student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi who is suffering from a malignant tumour.
If you have COVID-19, the illness that comes from infection with the recently discovered COVID-19, your symptoms may be relatively mild and manageable at home. That’s true for most people, but if you’re older or have another illness such as diabetes or heart disease, you’re more at risk for the serious form of COVID-19.
The acting Director of the Ghana Infectious Diseases Centre (GIDC), Dr Joseph Adjetey Oliver-Commey, has advised the public against self-medication and rather seek early medication to help avert the rise in the rate of fatalities from the COVID-19.
The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) has commenced processes to prosecute the owners of four private health institutions that were shut down by the agency last Friday for operating without licence.