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Ghanaians build wheel with bamboo

Ghana’s push towards the promotion of commercial production of bamboo has been given added impetus as two young engineers successfully build a wheelchair from...
Health

Ghana host 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference

Ghana would from Monday November 27 to Tuesday November 28, host the 3rd Biennial Scientific Conference on Medical Products Regulation in Africa that would...
NRSC

Parents Identified As Agents To Accident

Mrs May Obiri Yeboah, the Executive Director of the National Road Safety Commission (NRSC), has urged parents to be in charge of their children's...

Ghana Standards Authority Appoints Goodwill Ambassador

Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, a former Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), is to be appointed as a goodwill ambassador for the Ghana...
World Health Organisation

WHO, UNFCCC Sign MOU To Tackle Climate Change Health Issues

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC) have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to renew...
tuberculosis

Roadmap To Combat Animal-Human TB Transmission Launched

The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, built on a 'One Health Approach,' addresses health risks across...
breastfeeding

Ghana Health Service Pilots MBFHI To Improve Maternal Health

The Mother Baby Friendly Health Facility Initiative project (MBFHI) being piloted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in four districts of the Upper East...
health services delivery

Clients Satisfied With Health Service Delivery In Ghana

About 75.79 per cent of clients of the health service in the country are satisfied with the health services delivery over the period of...
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WHO Scientist Cautions AIDS Commission

A newly appointed World Health Organization (WHO) Representative for the fight against polio in Africa, Dr. Jacob Simon Barnor has told the Ghana AIDS...
water

Half of Tanzanians have access to water services

One in two people or 27 million out of Tanzania's population of about 50 million have access to basic water services, said a new...

Dr Tedros Heads WHO as Director-General

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Saturday took office as Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), succeeding Dr Margaret Chan, who has held office...

FDA new online reporting system for Ghana’s health workers

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Wednesday introduced an online reporting system called Safety Watch System (SWS) to enable health workers report on...

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...
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Western Sanctions, Like a Cancer, Seriously Hit Syrian Medicine

The Representatives of the World Health Organization (WHO) said the hospitals in Syria are now in critical situation because of Western sanctions. WHO representative in...

Tobacco kills over 7 million every year, scars environment – WHO

Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday, spotlighting for the first time the dire...
healthcare

Critical Care Specialist Ask Gov’t To Prioritize Child Health

Dr. John Adabie Appiah, Critical Care Specialist at the Pediatric Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility,...
immunization

NGOs In Health Happy About New Initiative On Immunization

The Coalition of NGOs in Health has organized a public forum in Bolgatanga to mark this year’s World Polio Day with a call on...

PSGH Focus On A Push For Malaria Prevention

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has marked the 2017 World Malaria Day on the theme “End Malaria for Good” with a focus on...

Malaria Cases In Ho Municipal Declines

The Ho Municipality has recorded a decline in Malaria cases from 60,000 in 2015 to 49,000 in 2016, Dr. Senanu Kwesi Dzokoto, Municipal Director...
WHO

Healthcare Providers Asked To Observe WHO Malaria Protocol

Healthcare providers have been reminded to stick to the World Health Organization (WHO) protocol on malaria diagnosis. Mrs. Cecelia Senoo, Executive Director of Hope for...
malaria

WHO: 3 African Countries to Experience New Malaria Vaccine

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday unveiled a new malaria vaccine called RTS,S that will be piloted in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi next...
malaria

WHO unveils new malaria vaccine to be piloted in 3 African countries

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday unveiled a new malaria vaccine called RTS,S that will be piloted in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi next...
Preventing Cardiovascular Diseases

Stakeholders Pledge To Eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

Leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations have congregated at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to the collective effort...

WHO Publish List Of Bbacteria That Pose Greatest Threat To Human Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant “priority pathogens”—a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the...
H7N9 avian flu

WHO reaffirms no sustained human transmission of H7N9 flu

The World Health Organization (WHO) reaffirmed that there is no evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission of the H7N9 avian influenza virus. ...

Hundreds of health facilities in northeastern Nigeria destroyed – WHO

A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that one third of more than 700 health facilities in Borno State in northeastern...
Coalition of NGOs in Health

Universal Health Coverage Day Marked In Kumasi

A ceremony has been held in Kumasi to mark the universal health coverage day with a call to governments to take steps to make...
Pollyana Rabello (L) kisses her baby Luiz Philipe, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, Brazil, on Feb. 4, 2016. Luiz Philipe was born on Dec. 28, 2015 with microcephaly and now lives with his family in Marica, Rio de Janeiro state, where 208 cases of microcephaly have been reported. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday it was closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in Latin America. (Xinhua/Daniel Castelo Branco/Agencia o Dia/AGENCIA ESTADO)(zhf) ***BRAZIL OUT***

Zika remains a big threat to public health emergency – WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) Friday announced that Zika outbreaks and associated neurological abnormality have no longer constituted a Public Health Emergency of International...
A doctor examines a larva of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of Zika virus, in a laboratory of the Ministry of Health, in San Jose, Costa Rica, on Jan. 29, 2016. The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday said it would convene an International Health Regulations emergency committee on the Zika virus to ascertain whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern.(Xinhua/Kent Gilbert) (jp) (sp)

Zika no longer constitutes public health emergency of international concern – WHO

The announcement came after the fifth meeting of the Emergency Committee on Zika, microcephaly and other neurological disorders convened by WHO on Friday afternoon. ...

combating schistosomiasis: Angola receives largest delivery of praziquantel tablets

A leading science and technology company, has announced that the largest delivery of praziquantel tablets ever shipped to Angola recently arrived in Luanda, the...

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