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  • 8 African countries team up to fight malaria

    February 1, 2014 4:18 PM 33

    At the official opening of the African Union Summit of heads of state, H.E. Armando Guebuza, President of Mozambique, conferred the 2014 African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) Awards for Excellence in Vector Control to Cape Verde, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe,and Swaziland. Each country has demonstrated exemplary leadership

  • First Lady commends AU

    January 31, 2014 3:11 PM 30

    From JERRY MUNTHALI in Addis Ababa FIRST Lady Christine Kaseba has commended the African Union (AU) for coming up with a campaign to end child marriages. Dr Kaseba, who moderated the opening session of the 13th General Assembly of the Organisation of African First Ladies against HIV and AIDS (OAFLA) here today, called on African First Ladies to continue

  • Lack of dialogue between private and public health providers hamper MDG achievement

    January 31, 2014 10:44 AM 19

    Dr Khama Rogo, a representative of IFC Health in Africa Initiative, has attributed the failure of African countries to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the lack of sustained dialogue between the private and public health care providers in these countries. According to him, the situation which had persisted in many African countries including

  • Cape Coast hospital OPD services extended to weekends and holidays

    January 31, 2014 1:26 AM 95

    The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has extended its Out-Patient Department (OPD) services to weekends and holidays, the Clinical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Eric Ngyedu, said on Wednesday. The extension of service, which started in August 2013 on pilot basis, was to reduce pressure on the Accident and Emergency Unit during weekends and Holidays when the OPD was closed

  • Ghanaian authorities to clear mental health patients off streets

    January 30, 2014 2:52 PM 21

    Page last updated at Thursday, January 30, 2014 14:14 PM // Dr Akwasi Osei, Ag Chief Execution of the Mental Health Authority, says the Authority is liaising with relevant bodies to clear mental health patients from the streets. He said a systematic programme dubbed: “operation clear the street and unchain mental health patients” is being put in place

  • Airtel Donates 1500 Phones And Sim Cards To The Ministry Of Health

    January 30, 2014 12:50 PM 36

    Airtel Ghana, the CIMG Telecoms Operator of the year, as part of its corporate social responsibility of enriching the communities in which it operates, has donated 1500 mobile handsets and Airtel SIM cards to the Ministry of Health in support of the ministry’s community based health planning and services programme (CHPS). These mobile lines will be put in a Close

  • Music therapy can help young cancer patients

    January 29, 2014 7:43 PM 46

    Music therapy can help teenagers and young people cope better when faced with treatment for cancer, a study in Cancer journal suggests. American researchers followed the experiences of a group of patients aged 11-24 as they produced a music video over three weeks. They found the patients gained resilience and improved relationships with family and friends

  • Can Mosquito Nets Save Children Dying Of Malaria?

    January 29, 2014 6:27 PM 39

    Malaria is known as a major cause of child death in Africa, but a recent World Health Organisation (WHO) Report has revealed the reality is much worse than what has been reported. The 2013 World Malaria Report commissioned by the WHO, shows malaria claimed 627,000 lives globally in 2012. In Ghana alone, between 3.1 and 3.5 million annual cases of clinical

  • Nineteen year old Indian girl suffers stunted growth

    January 29, 2014 4:24 PM 36

    Akifa Khatun, 19, stopped growing just before her second birthday and must be carried everywhere by her mother Apila, 42. At first glance Ajifa Khatun could be any little girl, playing with her brothers and sisters and getting a hug from her doting mother. But although Ajifa looks like a toddler, she is in fact 19, having stopped growing just before

  • Japanese bra for love only

    January 29, 2014 9:59 AM 26

    In a long-awaited fusion between hot-blooded hormones and cold-headed engineering, a Japanese lingerie company has produced a bra they claim will only unlock when the wearer is really in love. The “True Love Tester” uses sensors and a special gadget linked to a mobile device to analyse the pattern and speed of the user’s heart beat in the heat of the moment