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Marijuana causes infertility in men – Chief Psychiatrist warns

Chief Executive Officer of the Accra Psychiatric Hospital and Chief Psychiatrist, Dr. Akwasi Osei has warned of the usage of marijuana – saying it causes infertility in men. It does not only cause mental disorders and other health related problems but goes a long way to destroy the semen of men, hence causing infertility. According to the renowned Psychiatrist, there ...

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Upper West NHIS achieve 2016 key performance targets

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper West Region, has despite the odds achieved most of its key performance targets for 2016. With hard work, determination and commitment, the Scheme grew its active membership in the region by six per cent, from 459,270 members in 2015 to 486,030 members in 2016 Mr Abass Suleymana, Regional Director of the ...

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Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. During her tenure, the WHO’s ...

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Invest in Malaria fight – First Lady to corporate bodies

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has appealed to corporate organizations in the country to assist in the fight against malaria to help boost productivity and subsequently economic growth. According to the First Lady, although enormous achievements have been made in the fight against the disease, current research shows that nine working days are lost per each episode of malaria a worker ...

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Individuals, firms offer to end maternal, child mortality at KATH following touching report

Multimedia Group’s campaign to end maternal and child deaths at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has moved some firms and individuals into action. Chief Executive Officer of KATH, Joseph Akpaloo, has revealed following a Joy News documentary that detailed the dire situation at the maternity section of the hospital, offers to help have been forthcoming. “I can assure you that ...

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MTN stocks Western & Central regional blood banks

MTN Ghana has stocked the blood banks of the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Referral Hospital and Central Regional Hospital as part of this year’s celebration of social festivals it created to support development. The two hospitals, had their blood banks stocked with blood collected during blood donation exercises in the two regions held by Ghana’s largest telecommunication network operator. Speaking to the ...

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GHS moves to improve emergency medical services

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is to accelerate the training of Emergency Medical Teams in all hospitals to ensure quality and timely management of clinical emergencies. The Service is also to accelerate the training of Emergency Medical Teams in all hospitals to ensure quality and timely management of clinical emergencies. It is part of an initiative to expand access to ...

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Children’s hospital decries GHc 500,000 unpaid NHIA claims

The management of the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital in Accra, has revealed the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) owes it over GHc 500,000. The arrears, according to the hospital’s management, have had a toll on day to day running of the hospital over the past 12 months. In an Obuoba News interview, the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr. Eric Sefa, revealed that the ...

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Blood Types

Although all blood is made of the same basic elements, not all blood is alike. In fact, there are eight different common blood types, which are determined by the presence or absence of certain antigens – substances that can trigger an immune response if they are foreign to the body. Since some antigens can trigger a patient’s immune system to ...

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