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First Lady cuts sod for childhood cancer Hostel

First Lady Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has cut the sod for the construction of a 30-bed hostel facility for childhood cancer patients and their guardians who access treatment at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH). The ceremony was in commemoration of the International Childhood Cancer Day, which is marked worldwide on February …

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Residents of Sekondi Takoradi donates blood

Residents of the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolis on Tuesday trooped to the MTN office in the central business district of Takoradi to voluntarily donate blood to support the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital. The blood donation exercise initiated by the MTN Ghana Foundation has contributed over 3,715 pints of blood to support the …

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Health indicators decline in VR

Anaemia continues to be the leading cause of death in the Volta Region, Dr. Joseph Teye Nuertey, Volta Regional Director of Health Services said on Tuesday. He said the disease was the primary cause of hospital admissions in 2016 and killed 237 persons in the year 2015. Dr Nuertey at …

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GHS, USAID develop media on campaign

Ghana Health Service (GHS) in partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has begun a workshop to develop new radio, television and print materials for its refreshed “GoodLife, Live it Well” campaign. The 10-day workshop, opened in Tamale, will see participants produce media materials tailored to pregnant couples …

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KNUST develops “designer eggs” for rural children

The Department of Animal Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), is developing “designer eggs” specifically targeting the rural child, to assist boost their intelligence quotient and nutrition. The “omega-3 fatty acids fortified eggs” project, is the brain child of Dr. Jacob Alhassan Hamidu, an Animal Scientist. The …

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NHIS and KOFIH collaboration yields results

Mr Elliot Akototse, the Volta Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), said the collaboration between the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) and the Korean Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) was yielding positive results. “We have started seeing significant rise in the number of new entrants and those …

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