Lassa fever in Ondo, Nigeria

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

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. 
Charlie Shoemaker for The New York Times
Health Others

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, […]

Dr Beatrice Wiafe-Addai

Stop squeezing your woman’s breasts – Dr. Wiafe tells men

The president of Breast Care International Dr. Beatrice Wiafe -Addai has urged men to handle the breast of women with care as it is a very fragile part of a woman’s anatomy. Speaking on the sidelines of the breast cancer awareness month which is celebrated in October every year, Dr. […]

Smoke from a factory in northern France

New study shows air pollution may be causing kidney disease in the US

Add kidney disease to the list of health problems associated with air pollution. A team of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs St. Louis Health Care System found an association between tiny particulate matter and kidney disease in two different data sets. The scientists compared […]

Abigail Afedzi

3 year old girl detained at hospital for outstanding bill

Three-year-old Abigail Afedzi has been held hostage in the Isolation Ward of the Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre, of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for her outstanding bills. Wrapped in bandages to cover her burns, she burst into loud cries when doctors she associated with the dressing of her burns […]

Kaku Agyeman Manu, Health Minister

TB kills 23 in West Akyem

More than 23 persons have died of Tuberculosis (TB) in West Akyem Municipality of the Eastern Region, Today can report. The alarming spread of TB infections, according to health personnel in the area, needed to be curtailed. The Disease Control Officer at the Health Directorate, Mr. Moses Ali Laar, in […]

Ankaful psychiatric hospital

Ankaful Psychiatric hospital to be closed down for lack of funds

The Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region has threatened to discharge over one hundred patients, due to the lack of funds to run the facility. The Acting Clinical Coordinator of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr Emefa Dzide spoke about the distressing situation when members of the Church of Jesus […]

Puffer Fish

Four people die in Alavanyo after eating fish

Four people have died in Alavanyo in the Volta Region in what has been described as food poisoning from a fish which looks like a puffer fish. Three others have also been hospitalized at the Margaret Marquart Catholic Hospital in Kpando after they ate the fish which is known by […]

Kwaku Agyeman Manu- Minister of Health

Nursing schools asked to reduce intake of students

Public and private institutions accredited to train nurses in Ghana will reduce their intake by almost 1,600 this year. This follows a directive from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to the 75 accredited institutions training nurses in Ghana, including private ones, to admit students in accordance with an earlier […]