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UNAIDS

UNAIDS Makes Varied Progress in Reducing TB Deaths Among People with HIV

Five countries have already met and 18 more are on track to meet the UN target of reducing tuberculosis (TB) deaths among people living...
Tuberculosis

Ghana Marks World TB Day

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living...
tuberculosis

Case Detection Efforts Will Spur Ghana into Ending TB by 2030

Dr. Frank Bonsu, Manager of the National Tuberculosis Control Program (NTBCP) Thursday said if Ghana is able to meet its case detection targets for...
Tuberculosis

Ghana Launches Know Your Lung Campaign to curb TB

A National Tuberculosis Campaign, aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness on TB symptoms and lung health, has been launched in Accra to help prevent...

New model for defeating childhood TB at Union World Conference

A study undertaken by the International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) – and announced at the 49th Union World Conference on...
basic hygiene

Market women in Kaneshie sensitized on basic hygiene

The Janok Foundation, a community-based organisation in the Ablekuma Central District, has educated the Kaneshie Market Women on basic hygiene as part of this...
HIV-and-AIDS

Global Funds allocates more funds to Ghana

The Global Fund (GF) has allotted to Ghana $200 million to fight HIV and AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria from this year, 2018 to...
tuberculosis

Ho: Tuberculosis Kills Six People

Six Tuberculosis-related deaths were recorded in the Ho Municipality in 2017, Madam Shine Garvin, Ho Municipal Health Promotion Officer has said. She said the prevalence...
tuberculosis

TB eradication could be a nightmare for Ghana -Dr Bonsu

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Thursday warned that the country could lose the battle against Tuberculosis (TB) control, if the right leadership and...

WHO Recognize KCCR As Buruli Ulcer Diagnostic Centre

Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research (KCCR) at the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and Technology, has been recognized as a ‘World Health Organization (WHO)...
HIV

Cases Of HIV In Greater Accra Alarming

Madam Jane Amerley Oku, the Chief Executive Officer of Janok Foundation, a non-government organization, has called on Ghanaians to undergo regular health examination for...
Tuberculosis

Ministers Agree To Take Urgent Action To End Tuberculosis

Some 75 ministers have agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the end of the "First WHO...
health

Global Health Summit Underway In Accra

A three-day Global Health Supply Chain Summit to enhance the role of stakeholders in the sector is underway in Accra. The 10th summit is on...

Union Africa conference: Participants urged to implement policies to end TB

The 20th Union Africa conference on lung health, has ended in Accra with a challenge to participants to work in the spirit of Pan-Africanism...

TB activists to engage traditional rulers in fight against TB stigma

Tuberculosis activists (TB) have come up with cost effective ways of reducing stigma on TB-HIV at the just ended 20th Conference of the Union...
drugs

New TB drug more effective than previous ones – Scientific Doctor

Scientists have developed a new drug for Tuberculosis (TB) which would reduce the length of treatment from the current 24-month period to nine. Dr Paula...

TB Screening: Delft Imaging Systems presents MOH with 1st batch of digital radiology X-Ray...

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, received the first batch of ultra-modern digital radiology X-Ray equipment from the Delft Imaging Systems, a Dutch company,...

New antibiotics announced in WHO’s essential medicines lists for 2017

World Health Organization (WHO) has announced a model essential medicines lists (EML) in a new advice on which antibiotics to use for common infections...

Half of children born in Ho are not immunised – Dr. Djokoto

Dr. Senanu Kwesi Djokoto, Municipal Director of the Ghana Health Service has noted that less than 50 per cent of children born in the...
immunization

Immunization In Asokore-Mampong Rising Steadily

The Asokore-Mampong Municipality has been recording poor immunization coverage - ranked the lowest nationwide. In year 2014, it achieved 26 per cent coverage, rising to...
Wpid Polio Nigeria

Lack Of Funding Presents Challenge To Immunization In B/A

The Brong-Ahafo Regional Directorate of Health Services in 2016 made significant achievements in the national immunisation exercise. The region, according to the directorate achieved almost...
tuberculosis

Three-D system to help scientists battle against deadly TB

A research team in London and Southampton have developed a new system using 3-D which will help find better treatments for sufferers of tuberculosis...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Meningitis Under High Surveillance In Upper West Region

Three districts in the Upper West Region recorded meningitis cases last year. The Nadowli-kaleo, Jirapa and Nandom Districts by virtue of the geographical location in...

Ghana Benefits From Malaria Prevention Treatment

A delegation led by the French Ambassador to Ghana Mr François Pujolas visited the Maamobi General Hospital where a medical research programme sponsored by...
aids

Gov’t Urged To Implement Ghana AIDS Commission Act

Mr Victor Attah Ntumi, President of the Ghana HIV and AIDS Network (GHANET) has called on government to implement the Ghana AIDS Commission Act,...

Kenya rolls out first survey on prevalence of TB

Kenya's health ministry is carrying out a Tuberculosis prevalence survey that will determine the accurate burden of TB in Kenya and inform policy formulation. ...

The importance of public toilets

Public toilets are built in communities to solve issues of open defecation and prevent diseases in various communities across the country. Its maintenance is...
vaccination

Health Director wants All Babies Vaccinated

Mrs. Eva Aryee, the Sunyani West District Director of Health, said vaccinating children below one-and-a-half years against tuberculosis, polio, hepatitis ‘B”, tetanus, measles, pnemoccocal...

Durban conference underlined the fight against tuberculosis

TB2016, a two-day conference dedicated exclusively to tuberculosis (TB), kicked off here on Saturday in Durban to highlight the urgency in efforts to address...

Ghana can consolidate its gains on TB eradication – WHO

WHO maintains that the difficulty in MDR-TB case finding and management pose a threat to the gains the country has made in addressing TB. “Therefore,...