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  • 132 pregnant women in Tema test HIV positive in 2016

    July 6, 2017 7:29 PM 3

    One-hundred and thirty-two pregnant women in the Tema Metropolis tested positive to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) between January and December, 2016. The figure shows an increase over the 107 and 110 recorded in the Metropolis in 2015 and 2014 respectively. Madam Kathrine Dedo Kwao, HIV/AIDS Coordinator at the Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate

  • Schools warned against poorly lit classrooms that can cause poor vision epidemic

    July 4, 2017 6:58 AM 4

    Deputy Director of Public Health in the Greater Accra Region, Dr John Eleeza, has warned that the continuous construction of poorly lighted classrooms would result in the mass of students suffering from poor vision in the future. He said in an effort to minimise cost, some classroom blocks in the Region were now being constructed with a few holes in the blocks

  • Ghana to host the 20th Africa Union Conference on TB

    July 3, 2017 1:19 PM 8

    Ghana will host over 800 delegates from Africa and the diaspora to deliberate and find ways of fighting Tuberculosis (TB) on the continent. The 20th conference to be held at the Accra International Conference Centre is slated to begin from July 10-13. The theme for the event is: “Accelerating Implementation Through Partnership to end TB, HIV/TB, Tobacco

  • Sri Lanka dengue crisis: Military troops deployed, University of Moratuwa closed

    July 2, 2017 10:58 PM

    Sri Lankan military troops have been deployed to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the country as record numbers of dengue fever cases continue to mount. Twenty five teams will separately move into the worst-affected areas in and around Colombo and search for dengue breeding spots and other vulnerable areas. Through June 30, the Sri Lanka Epidemiology

  • UN: Yemen faces world’s worst cholera outbreak

    July 2, 2017 1:44 AM 22

    (SANAA, Yemen) — Yemen is facing the worst cholera outbreak in any part of the world, according to the United Nations. More than 1,300 people — a quarter of them children — have died from the disease. The number of suspected cholera cases has surpassed 200,000, according to a statement by UNICEF and the World Health Organization. “We are now facing the worst

  • Low levels of cancer awareness, said to be cause of late treatment

    July 1, 2017 2:38 PM 6

    Low levels of awareness about childhood cancers among the public and health workers lead to late presentation for appropriate treatment and care. In Ghana, about 1,000 children below the age of 15 are estimated to develop cancer each year, however only a quarter of these children receive treatment due to the low awareness levels. Dr Sudha Rao, the Specialist

  • Parents of brain-damaged baby lose fight to keep him on life support

    July 1, 2017 4:28 AM 26

    The mother and father of a brain-damaged 11-month-old baby on Friday were sitting bedside with the boy after losing a legal battle that would have kept the boy on life support. The Wall Street Journal reported that doctors at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, who are caring for Charlie Gard received permission from a court to discontinue

  • Discrimination against persons with HIV/AIDS impedes growth – Officer

    June 30, 2017 10:03 AM 17

    Mrs Hariet Nuama Agyemang, Senior Programme Officer, Send Ghana, has noted that discrimination against persons living with HIV and AIDS, has a direct negative effect on national growth. She said the attitude also impedes efforts to effectively fight the disease. Mrs Agyemang made this known in an interview with the Ghana News Agency, during a sensitisation

  • Philanthropist calls for support for the deprived

    June 30, 2017 8:29 AM 8

    A philanthropist who doubles as a legal consultant and a pastor , Mr Kwabena Ankamah has called for support for the deprived in society. Mr Kwabena Ankamah made the call when the Kwabena Ankamah Family Foundation presented 120 bedsheets and 40 baby shawls to the Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital maternity ward at Mampong-Akuapem. The items were to help the Hospital

  • S/Africa Authorities Meet Media on Avian Influenza Outbreak

    June 28, 2017 7:50 AM 14

    The South African government will on Thursday, June 29, 2017 address members of the media on the latest outbreak of Avian Influenza in the country. The media briefing is expected take place at the Tshedimosetso House, 1035 Francis Baard, Hatfield, Pretoria. A statement on Wednesday from the South African Department of Government Communication and Information