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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 81

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 417

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 22

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 49

March 23, 2018 10:30 AM PEG Africa supports three rural communities in Volta Region

Three underprivileged communities in the Nkwanta South and Krachi East and West Districts of the Volta Region have benefited from PEG Africa’s lighting systems project. The communities Alokpatsa, Tokpo and Amewoyi are off the national grid, and this is negatively affecting the socio-economic livelihood of the people. The project which benefited the communities’ 90

March 22, 2018 9:30 AM School of Hygiene graduates will be employed after clearance – Ato Arthur

The Local Government Service says it will be unable to employ some five hundred unemployed School of Hygiene graduates until it receives financial clearance from the Finance Ministry. Graduates of the Schools of Hygiene across the country on Tuesday picketed at the office of the Head of Local Government Services and demanded to be posted. The students 25

March 21, 2018 4:00 PM 385 communities in U/E declared Open Defecation Free

385 out of 1,990 communities of the Upper East Region have been certified Open Defecation Free through the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) model. The CLTS model, which encourages communities to use local materials to construct latrines was adopted in 2015 and triggered the certification of 15 communities as open defecation free, with 42 more being 26

March 19, 2018 7:46 PM Who monitors private water distributors? [Report]

Teiman, is a relatively new community in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region, with more than half of its residents relying on water from dugout wells and boreholes. Although the community has a booming private water distribution business, there seems to be no regulatory authority supervising the safety of water distributed to clients 30

March 19, 2018 3:34 PM Unilever organizes walk to mark world oral health day

As part of activities to mark World Oral Health day, Unilever organized a health walk around Aburi Mountains last Saturday. The health walk saw employees of Unilever walking and jogging to the top of the mountain where an aerobic session was held. The General Manager of Unilever Ghana , Ziobeleton Yeo explained that the event was not only held to mark World 41

March 18, 2018 9:16 AM French island residents round up ‘foreigners

A group of residents from the Indian Ocean French island of Mayotte has been rounding up suspected illegal migrants and taking them to local police. The move targeted around 100 “foreigners, Comorans and Africans”, a member of the group told AFP. Protests against the economic crisis and illegal immigrants from the Comoros islands have paralysed the island 34