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July 25, 2018 2:43 PM Ghana is rolling out E-Tracker to monitor and improve quality care-Nsiah-Asare

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said the Service is rolling out an E-tracker system to monitor Persons Living with HIV who are on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to improve quality services being rendered. He said introduction of the E-tracker system, part of institutional reforms by government for all public 296

March 31, 2018 3:51 PM FDA destroys unwholesome products in Cape Coast

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in the Central Regional on Thursday safely disposed of about four metric tonnes of expired products worth more than GH¢ 32,697 in Cape Coast. They were made up of herbal medicines, alkaline water, and some expired drugs, which were voluntarily brought from pharmacies and hospitals to the FDA in accordance with the Public 521

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 133

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 119

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 111

March 15, 2018 6:00 AM Banku deaths: Lab results reveal toxic substance in corn dough

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has stated that the six persons who died at Akakpokope, a village in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region after eating Banku and Okro soup, may have died from a “toxic substance” in the corn dough. The deceased persons suffered severe stomach ache after eating the akple and banku, and were admitted at the Hospital 114

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 120

March 5, 2018 5:51 PM FDA probes death of 4 persons who died after eating banku

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has commenced investigations into the death of five persons who passed away after eating a meal of banku and okro soup at Akakpokope (Aka-Kpo-Kofe), in the South Tongu District of the Volta Region. Four other persons who consumed the meal are reported to be in critical condition. “After eating Banku, they complained 80

February 22, 2018 10:18 AM Tanzanian woman jailed 5-yrs for smuggling ‘cocaine’ to Ghana

A Tanzanian food vendor who was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport by officials of Ghana’s Narcotics Control Board, [NACOB], has been handed a five-year jail term in Ghana. Officers of the Narcotics Control Board [NACOB], arrested Ms. Basaida Zena Jafary with 2.3hk of speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin with street value of $ 70,000.00. Ms. Zena Jafary 75

February 19, 2018 3:50 PM Alleged unwholesome palm oil not from Ghana – FDA

Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], has explained that, the supposed unwholesome palm oil brands alleged to have been seized in Switzerland for containing contain Sudan dyes, are not Ghanaian products. The FDA assured the public that it has put together regulatory measures to ensure the wholesomeness of palm oil sold on the Ghanaian market. In a statement 86