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Nurses Calling for My Dismissal Are Ignorant – Health Minister

The Minister of Health Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has described as ignorant Nurses Calling for his sack as a Minister of Health. The Minister said this in response to a press statement and demonstration organised by a number of disgruntled Nurses who said they are frustrated at the feetdragging attitude of the Minister about their posting. The disgruntled Nurses, following an ...

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The Beginner’s Guide To Juicing (Including 5 Delicious Recipes)

By John Hawthorne  It’s time for a new you, right? A healthier, fitter, more energized you. You want to be able to climb the stairs without feeling like you’re in the Olympics and tie your shoes without losing your center of gravity. You’ve got big plans. Join a gym. Stop drinking quite so much beer. Eat healthier. Let us throw ...

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Health Ministry launches system for tracking death statistics

Source: citifmonline.com Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister of Health has launched an improved facilitating technology known as the District Health Information Management System (DHIMS2) Dashboard, for programme tracking and improving cause of death statistics. The DHIMS, which was first deployed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in 2012, had been used for the collection and analysing of routine health ...

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Meningitis cause of KumAca deaths not food poisoning – Minister

he Ashanti regional Minister, Simon Osei Mensah has revealed that the four students who died at the Kumasi Academy in the Ashanti region died from meningitis and not food poisoning. The four students died over a ten-day period with colleague students and parents of the deceased suspecting the cause of death to be food poisoning. Terrified students abandoned academic work ...

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Ghana marks World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day is a day set aside to raise awareness on the burden of tuberculosis (TB) worldwide and the status of TB prevention and care efforts. According to the WHO, TB is caused by a bacteria, mycobacterium. Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide. IS TB in Ghana? Yes. In 2016, 13,933 adults and 698 ...

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Typhus is making a comeback in Texas — aided by heat, poverty and cats

Source: aolnews.com An old microbial enemy of ours is mounting a quiet comeback in the South, a new study published this month in Emerging Infectious Diseases has found — one aided by poverty, climate change, and cats. Researchers from Texas tallied up reported cases of confirmed or suspected typhus, a broadly defined disease spread by several insects and arachnids, within ...

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National TB control Programme to acquire digital solar panelled X’ray machines

The National TB control Programme is scaling up efforts at detecting TB cases early with digital solar panelled X’ray machines. The Programme is therefore calling for public engagement in sensitising the society to fast track the process of early detection for effective treatment and cure, towards the global strategy to End TB by 2035. These came up at a press ...

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TB ‘spreading’ from infected cows to humans -Reports

There are reports that infected cows transmit Tuberculosis (TB) to human beings through the consumption of cow milk and meat. Confirming this to GBC’s Radio Ghana, the Head of Public Health, Veterinary Service, Dr. Bashiru Kikimoto said for the past three years the Service has not been able to inspect and treat milk at production centres. Dr. Kikimoto cautioned cattle ...

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