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July 25, 2018 4:41 PM Ghana’s Lower courts to be merged – Chief Justice

Justice Sophia Akuffo, the Chief Justice, on Tuesday stated that plans were underway to merge all lower courts in one big compound so that access to justice would be in a broader space and made easy. She said prototype drawings were being developed for the lower courts as expandable plans for them and this would also prevent people from travelling long distances 319 1

March 29, 2018 8:14 AM TB cases decline in Assin Central Municipality

The Assin Central Municipality in the Central Region recorded a drastic reduction in tuberculosis (TB) cases from 74 in 2016 to 56 in 2017. Mrs Admire Owusu, the Assin Central Municipal Disease Control Officer, disclosed this in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the side-line of a durbar to mark the World TB Day in Assin Fosu. She said the substantial 33

March 26, 2018 5:15 PM Abuse of Tramadol pain killer increases among Ghanaian youth [Report]

There is a growing trend of Tramadol abuse among Ghanaian youth in some parts of the country. Recent surveys have shown the drug is also used among market women, drivers, and in some cases, students. The abuse of Tramadol, a pain relief drug, according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital 31

March 24, 2018 2:01 PM Ho: Six died from Tuberculosis in 2017

Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has revealed. She said the prevalence of Micro Bacterium Tuberculosis was on a steady rise in the Municipality, comparing reported cases from 2015 to 2017. Madam Garvin, who was speaking at the commissioning of a Community 55

March 21, 2018 6:58 AM AMA to operationalize five sanitation courts

The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), is set to operationalize five sanitation courts within the city to deal with sanitation offenders in a bid to enhance waste management, and ensure a clean Accra. The AMA boss, Mohammed Adjei Sowah, noted that Accra currently has two sanitation courts. According to Mr. Adjei Sowah, the Assembly among other things 31

March 20, 2018 7:28 AM Two ambulances for over a million people; U/East cries for help

Ali Baba Awini, the Upper East Regional Administrator of the National Ambulance Service on Monday appealed to government and NGOs in the country to support the region with ambulances. He said the Upper East Region, with a population of about 1, 124,193, had only two national ambulances serving the entire Region, and that compelled relatives of most referred 41

March 18, 2018 8:43 AM No cause for alarm over drug-resistant TB case – GHS

The Ghana Health Service has called for calm among the public following a reported case of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB) case in the country. It said there is no cause for alarm as it can assure the public that no further deaths will be recorded from the disease. The Ghana Health Service on Friday confirmed that Ghana had recorded 37

March 17, 2018 11:40 AM Ghana records first case of ‘deadly’ XDR Tuberculosis

The Ghana Health Service has confirmed that Ghana has recorded its first case of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) Tuberculosis (TB). According to the Service, the victim of the extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis has been confirmed dead. Speaking at a media sensitization programme on Tuberculosis on Friday, Manager of the TB Control Programme at the Ghana 30

March 8, 2018 11:45 AM KATH CEO calls for review of maternal health strategies

Dr. Oheneba Owusu-Danso, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), has called for an urgent review of the country’s maternal health strategies to bring down the increasing deaths. He said the growing maternal and neonatal deaths seen at health facilities should be a major wake-up call to everybody, adding that, all key stakeholders 47

February 26, 2018 9:32 AM Punishment for galamseyers must be deterrent enough – Media Coalition

The Media Coalition Against illegal Mining is appealing to the Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, to sensitize judges adjudicating galamsey cases on the need to hand out sanctions deterrent enough to perpetrators of illegal mining. The Coalition said current sanctions were not deterrent enough, stating that with stricter sanctions, the fight against illegal 20