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Using exercise tolerance test as a stress test for the excercise enthusiast and gym goer
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Using exercise tolerance test as a stress test for the excercise enthusiast and gym goer

  Current researches in medical science have proven an age-old knowledge that exercise is a proven way of combating many of the diseases that are assailing humankind, including Ghanaians. Adults are advised to be active to a moderate intensity for at least 150 minutes per week. Additionally, the weight of […]

Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, Director General, GHS
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Don’t turn patients away – GHS directs all government hospitals

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has directed all government-accredited hospitals and clinics to, henceforth, desist from turning patients away on the excuse that they have no beds. Rather, the hospitals and clinics should make every effort to stabilize the patients before referring them to the next level facilities. An official […]

Prof. Mike Oquaye, Speaker of Parliament
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GMA takes on Speaker, GHS over ‘No bed’ directives

Some executives of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) are not happy with a “blanket” directive from the Speaker of Parliament to criminalise health professionals who turn patients away as a result of unavailability of beds. According to two of the Association’s executives, the situation should not be looked at on […]

Stacy Darko
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Unlicensed Doctor arrested for the death of Deputy CEO of NEIP

Registrar and CEO of the Medical and Dental Council Dr. Eli Atikpui says disgraced doctor Dominic Obeng-Andoh was not licensed to practice at Accra’s Obengfo Hospital during the untimely death of Stacy Offei Darko, a Deputy Chief Executive Officer for National Entrepreneurship Innovation Programme (NEIP). “We have made our position […]

Dr cuts oxygen supply
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Baby dies as doctor cuts oxygen supply over nonpayment of GHC533 bill

A nine-week-old baby boy has died at the St Gregory Hospital at Kasoa in the Central Region because his parents could not afford the cost of aiding his breathing with an oxygen machine. Little Prosper’s parents tell Joy News a medical doctor on duty pulled the plug from the oxygen […]

2 Doctors who are frustrated at the appalling emergency system
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Start suing hospitals and things will improve – Doctor advises

A medical practitioner says the best way to deal with medical negligence is to seek redress in the court of law. Samuel Odoi believes that until that is done, health officials will continue to take advantage of the lack of accountability in the system and cause even more damage than […]

Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
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No blood, no care; Korle-Bu turns away pregnant women

Scores of expectant mothers at the ante-natal clinic of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, were left stranded today [Monday], as health authorities insisted on compulsory blood donations from the patients before attending to them. The new directive, according to authorities, is to prevent the shortage of blood at the facility. […]

Lassa fever in Ondo, Nigeria
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Lassa fever: Ghana Health Service issues alert

The Ghana Health Services (GHS) has cautioned all Divisional Directors, Regional Deputy Directors of the Service and public health care facilities of the likelihood of outbreaks of Lassa fever in the country. The GHS in a release explained the disease has already affected several countries in West Africa with over […]

President Akufo-Addo and some nurses
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Nurses trainee allowance to cost Ghc 232 million in 2017 – Akufo-Addo

The restored monthly allowances of nurse-trainees will cost the government Gh¢232 million this academic year, according to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Restoring the allowance was an integral campaign message of Akufo-Addo going into the 2016 polls after the Mahama administration cancelled it in 2014. Speaking during the launch of […]

Flavia Anyesi, 4, at Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, has Burkitt lymphoma. She was first sent to a dentist to have a tooth pulled, but continued swelling in her jaw indicated to doctors that something else was wrong.
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Charlie Shoemaker for The New York Times
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As Cancer Tears Through Africa, Drug Makers Draw Up a Battle Plan

In a deal similar to the one that turned the tide against AIDS, manufacturers and charities will make chemotherapy drugs available in six poor countries at steep discounts. In a remarkable initiative modeled on the campaign against AIDS in Africa, two major pharmaceutical companies, working with the American Cancer Society, […]