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Doctors and Government Reach Agreement, Suspends Strike Action..

Striking doctors, the National Labour Commission (NLC) and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) have come to agreement over the recent strike which has affected health delivery across the country. Consensus was reached after a meeting at the Flagstaff house on Tuesday, according to a statement signed by the Information Minister, Mahama Ayariga. Members of the Ghana Medical Association ...

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Ghana: Doctors withdraw their services to force high wages and benefits!

The Ghana Medical Association will from this morning withdraw out-patient services as it embarks on a nationwide strike over salary distortions. According to the doctors, they will only attend to emergencies and in-patients for this week. The GMA further indicates the strike will intensify with all services withdrawn if no word is heard from government within the week. President of ...

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Ghana: Komfo Anokye Teethering To Closure!

Ghana could suffer a major setback in the health sector as the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) faces an imminent closure if cogent steps are not taken to address issues of congestion, authorities have warned. Authorities at the hospital have cited the constant referrals of patients by primary and secondary health centers in the Ashanti Region as the major cause ...

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Accra hospitals reeling under the no water, power syndrome

The ongoing water and electricity rationing is taking its toll on some health facilities in the national capital, Accra. The Ghana Water Company introduced the rationing last week because of faulty machines. The problem is compounded by the ongoing load shedding in the capital and other parts of the country. Joy News’s Beatrice Adu took a tour of some of ...

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Childlessness: Natural fertility drugs to the rescue!

Generally, in the African society, whenever there are problems of infertility among couples, the first person to be suspected is the wife. She may be accused of having done several abortions as a single girl, through which her womb may have been damaged. Yet, she may be innocent, as studies have shown that male factors account for between 20 and ...

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Akwele’s Advise: Heart Attack

Kojo is visiting with his Uncle Kwame.  His Uncle has just finished preparing fufu and palm-nut soup with smoked herring, kako, cow foot, wole and salted beef.   It is not a secret that Uncle Kwame is the best cook in town.  A lot of people love to eat his food.  This day, Kojo is quite upset with him because he ...

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Watch Out… It May Not Always Be The Flu Virus!

An early flu season, complicated by an aggressive strain of a stomach virus, has spread misery across the United States. Boston’s mayor Thomas Menino declared a public health emergency and hospitals in some cities reported their already stretched emergency rooms were filling up with patients. More than 2,200 people have been hospitalized with the flu since October nationwide, according to ...

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Cervical cancer kills more than 2,000 women annually in Ghana

A research conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) had shown that 3,038 women are annually diagnosed of cervical cancer, and 2,006 women die from the disease every year. Globally, 500,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 270,000 deaths, accounting for nine per cent of female cancer, are also recorded annually. Dr Nana K.O. Antwi-Agyei, Programme Manager, Expanded Programme on ...

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