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World Vision presents medical equipment to three districts

World Vision Ghana (WVG), a non- governmental organisation, has presented medical equipment, worth about GH¢2,740,000, to three districts in the country.  The items included surgical kits, safety lancet, oxygen and aerosol therapy apparatus; sterile surgical catgut, as well as anaesthesia instruments and appliances.The rest were pharmaceutical products such as anti-malaria …

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Health workers’ attitude keeps pregnant women away from health facilities — Research

Research conducted by Send-Ghana, a civil society organisation, has established that the disrespectful attitude of some nurses and midwives is deterring pregnant women from accessing healthcare facilities. It, therefore, recommended that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) should take pragmatic measures to orient health workers on the importance of being polite …

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WHO urging prioritization of cancer control

The World Health Organization (WHO) has urged the government to make cancer prevention and control an urgent national priority. Dr. Jean Marie Dangou, Advisor, Cancer and Chronic Diseases at the Organization’s Africa Regional Office, said there should not only be adequate funding and logistics support but appropriate legislative framework to …

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Politicians need massage therapy – Specialist

Ms Dzigbordi K. Dosoo, the Founder of Allure Spa in the City, has urged politicians who contested various positions in the December 7 Elections to go through a massage therapy. She argued that massage therapy was capable of fighting stress and healing psychological trauma, which politicians went through during the …

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Malaria control improves for vulnerable in Africa

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2016 reveals that children and pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa have greater access to effective malaria control. The report, which was made available to the Ghana News Agency on Tuesday, by Saira Stewart, Technical officer, WHO, indicates that across the region, a …

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Ghanaians have the power to give life

As Ghanaians anxiously wait to hear the result of their ballot at the general elections on December 7, the constant need for blood to stock our hospital blood banks) may be forgotten by many of us. Collecting blood during the holiday season and for that matter any other important day …

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