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ACTIVITIES HERALDING WORLD AIDS DAY UNDERWAY

A health Walk organized to raise awareness about the celebration of World AIDS Day was partially marred when a six year old boy was hit and killed by a car.  The incident occurred at the Fiapre Station in Sunyani West, where Participants in the walk had gathered. The Health Walk was one of the activities lined up to herald World’s AIDS ...

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EPA CELEBRATES WORLD OZONE DAY-B/A

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined the World to celebrate World Ozone Day, an International Day for the preservation of the Ozone Layer in Sunyani in the Brong-Ahafo Region. World Ozone Day is celebrated every year on the 16th September to underscore the importance of the ozone layer and its role in human health and the environment. It also ...

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TRACEABILITY AND CERTIFICATION: A STRATEGIC AND SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR MEAT PRODUCTION IN GHANA

Outbreak of meat contaminations have raised much concerns on the need for safe and quality meat. The need to ensure food safety and food quality is to have a traceable operational lines in the various production activities. In addition, a continuous improvement is also necessary to   constantly assess and eschew unsanitary, food waste and contagious influences that can enter the ...

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HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHERE THE MEAT ON YOUR PLATE COMES FROM?

For years, the idea of how meat and meat products end up on our plates everyday tends to be very mysterious.  As large number of   consumers fetch their meat from our local markets and slaughter houses, information with regards to the conditions of the animal, conditions of the farm, the slaughtering and packaging processes plus the meat distribution channels tend ...

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SUNYANI MUNICIPALITY NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME STAFF DONATES BLOOD TO SUPPORT JUNE 3 DISASTER

The Management and Staff as well as friends of the National Health Insurance Scheme in the Sunyani Municipality at the weekend turned out to donate blood in support of victims of the June 3 fire and flood disaster that occurred in Accra. The Acting Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Yakubu Aminu, in an interview with ...

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PUBLIC SENSITIZED ON EBOLA VACCINE TRIAL

The Vice Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS), Prof. Fred Binka has stressed that the current outbreak of Ebola is not over and is still having a devastating effect in part of West Africa.  He has consequently emphasized the need for Ghana to work with its Partners to accelerate the development of an effective vaccine not only ...

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FETENTAA GETS MEDICAL MATERIALS

To help provide quality health care delivery in rural communities, the Point Hope has presented medical materials valued at ten thousand dollars the Fetentaa Community Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) Compound at Fetentaa in the Berekum Municipality of Brong Ahafo. The Programmes Director of the Point Hope Ghana, Adam Sandow said this when he presented of the package at Fetentaa. ...

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ABORTION CASES INCREASE IN B/A

The Director of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), Victor Fosu Boamah, has urged the Media and opinion leaders to increase awareness on the legal status of abortion in Ghana and contraceptive usage. According to him, the statistics from the Regional Health Directorates revealed that between the ages of 15 to 19 an increasing number of girls involved in abortions, saying in ...

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THE MEDIA CHARGED TO ASSIST GHANA EXTEND THE USAGE OF INSECTICIDE TREATED NETS IN THE COUNTRY

The Media has been called upon to assist Ghana extend the usage of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN) among Ghanaians from the current 58 percent to the target of 80 percent, through sustained education on the importance of sleeping in mosquito nets to help win the war against Malaria.  An Official of the Ghana Malaria Control Programme, Mrs. Abba Baffoe Wilmot, ...

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NO MAJOR DRUG SHORTAGE

The Bono-Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Timothy Letsa, has revealed that although there is no major drug shortage in the Region, some health facilities are going through trying times in sourcing medicines due to the about nine month long delay in  Claims payment under the NHIS.  In an interview with Develop Ghana Newspaper in Sunyani, the Regional Director, ...

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