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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 145

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 156

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 123

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 123

September 28, 2017 12:47 AM Toddler run over by Boko Haram walks again

A five-year-old Nigerian boy, who was seriously injured when he was run over by Boko Haram militants three years ago, has taken his first steps since. The Islamist militants drove over Ali Ahmadu's back on a motorbike as he tried to flee with his mother from an attack on their village, Chibok. The operation was funded by a Nigerian charity, which raised 54

August 12, 2017 3:44 AM An encounter with an astute international diplomat- Busumuru Dr Kofi Annan

A section of Ghanaians will have a rare opportunity of meeting and listening to an astute international diplomat, Busumuru Dr. Kofi Atta Annan today.The astute diplomat would be the special guest speaker at his alma mater, Mfantsipim Old Boys Association’s (MOBA) fundraising ceremony at the Kempinski Gold Coast City Hotel. The MOBA annual fundraising 53

July 26, 2017 10:30 PM Antibiotics: Full course of drugs not always necessary

Patients should be encouraged to continue taking antibiotics only until they feel better, to avoid the overuse of drugs, experts are advising. Guidance from the NHS currently states people should finish a course of antibiotics. But now ten leading experts have said the claim - which is ‘deeply embedded’ is not backed by evidence. They have even claimed 88

July 25, 2017 12:56 AM Drugs cocktail 'cut HIV deaths by 27%'

More than 10,000 lives a year could be saved with a simple change to HIV medication, doctors say. HIV is often diagnosed late, when it has already ravaged the immune system, leaving people vulnerable. To counter this, researchers tried prescribing a cocktail of drugs at the start of HIV therapy to treat "opportunistic" infections. HIV itself does not kill. Instead 95

July 18, 2017 10:35 AM [FACT SHEET] The state of South Africa’s prisons

South Africa’s most famous ex-prisoner wrote in his autobiography that “no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails”. In this fact sheet, we provide data to show what’s going on inside South African prisons. In December 2015, the United Nation general assembly adopted the first update to minimum standards on treating prisoners in 50 years 77

July 15, 2017 1:59 AM China cremates body of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo

SHENYANG, China — China cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting him travel abroad as he had wished. The government of the city of Shenyang in northeastern China, where Liu had been treated for advanced liver cancer 29