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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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Never Too Late To Kick The Smoking Habit….You will Still Get Health Benefits

It’s never too late to quit smoking, and researchers have new data to prove it. Even at the age of 64, kicking the habit can add four years to a person’s life, while quitting by age 34 can increase life expectancy by a decade, according to a study published online Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine. After analyzing ...

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Ghana:Death From Stroke Highest In Eastern Region

The 2012 Annual Statistical Report of the Koforidua Regional Hospital has stated that Cardiovascular Accident (CVA) or “stroke” would gradually top the chart of prominent diseases that are causing many deaths in the country. According to the report, CVA topped the ten major causes of deaths recorded at the hospital in 2012 with a figure of 141 representing 14.1 percent ...

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Ghanaian Surgeons In North America Donate To Their Homeland

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) of North America donates modern educational tool to the Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons (GCPS) The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) of North America, the national organization for Ghanaian medical professionals in the United States and Canada, has sponsored a subscription to the world renowned online educational tool “UpToDate” for The ...

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A Cure For HIV/AIDS Found In Ghana?……….

……Meanwhile….Australian scientists are working on a possible cure for the  deadly disease. In what could turn out to be the biggest medical breakthrough in the 21st century, a 46-year-old Ghanaian, Mr Samuel Ato Duncan, has developed a drug he says has the potential to treat HIV/AIDS and other blood related diseases. HIV/AIDS has ravaged mankind for decades, killing 30 million ...

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KATH receives retina imagining equipment

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has taken delivery of a £35,000.00 Retina Imaging Equipment to enhance the quality of eye-care services. This was a donation from Ashanti Development, a United Kingdom (UK)-based charity. It is the second time the charity has made a donation to the hospital, a major referral facility. It had earlier presented to it 100 boxes of ...

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NHIA to establish Health Insurance Learning Centre

Ghana will soon become home to a health insurance knowledge centre which will provide expertise and training on health insurance to many countries and institutions across the world. The idea to set-up the institution was put forward by the NHIA with support from its development partners. The essence of the centre will be to make use of the rich knowledge ...

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Tamale Teaching Hospital to establish center of excellence for maternal and child care

HFC Bank is to support the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) to establish a center of excellence for maternal and child care. The center will help reduce maternal and under-five deaths as well as promote teaching and learning. Mr Asare Akuffo, Managing Director of HFC, disclosed this when he presented about 8,304 yards of assorted staff uniform to the management of ...

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