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BRONG AHAFO REGIONAL HOSPITAL RECORDS 715 DEATHS IN 2014

Statistics from the Bono-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani indicate that the Hospital recorded 715 deaths in 2014 as compared to 705 in the year 2013. In an interview with Develop Ghana Newspaper in Sunyani, The Head of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department of the Regional Hospital, Dr. James Boakye Fordjour, touching on the top ten causes of deaths at the hospital ...

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GHANAIANS ADVISED TO TAKE FOOD THAT CONTAINS THE RIGHT PROPORTION TO ENSURE GOOD HEALTH.

The Nutrition Officer for Sunyani Municipal Health Directorate, Samuel Tachie says the kind of food one eats can have direct effect on one’s energy level, physical health, and body weight. According to him, a healthy diet must contain essential food nutrients in order to provide the needed amount of calories appropriate for one’s system. Mr. Tachie made the point in ...

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We are back to cash-and-carry- GMA executive warns

Ghana is inching towards a return to the dreaded cash-and-carry-system Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) Dr. Justice Yankson has revealed. According to him hospitals across the country have run into complete bankruptcy due to failure by the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) to pay claims made by service providers. The claims are said to be in arrears ...

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BRONG AHAFO NHIA HOLDS ANNUAL REVIEW MEETING

The Bono-Ahafo Regional Director of Health Services, Dr. Timothy Letsa, has stated that although the NHIS Law makes room for a three months delay in the payment of claims to Health Providers, the current situation where claims are in areas of over six months does not augur well for quality healthcare delivery in facilities across the Region.  He has therefore ...

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WENCHI HOSPITAL: LANDSHUT HOSTEL

The Methodist Hospital in Wenchi has commissioned a 12-room patients relatives hostel to provide accommodation for relatives of people admitted to the hospital. The “Landshuter Patients Relatives’ Hostel”, constructed at a cost of 164 thousand Ghana Cedis  is a joint donation by the German Government  and Ghanaian Community in Landshute, in Bavaria, Germany. The German Government paid 75 percent of ...

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Using military and new protocols, U.S. ramps up Ebola response

The United States is issuing new protocols for health workers treating Ebola patients and a rapid-response military medical team will start training even as Americans’ anxiety about the spread of the virus abates with 43 people declared risk free. The government’s new guidelines, which were set to come out at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, were expected to tell health ...

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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan donate $25m to fight Ebola outbreak

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr Priscilla Chan, are donating $25m to the fight against the worst-ever Ebola outbreak in west Africa. The money will go to the CDC Foundation, a private, non-profit organization securing donations to help the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fight the epidemic in west Africa, which has claimed more ...

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Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs, says WHO

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in light of the scale of the outbreak and high number of deaths – over 1,000 people have died in west Africa.. The statement was made after its medical experts met in Switzerland on Monday to ...

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Ebola-infected Spanish priest becomes first man to die in Europe

The first European infected by a strain of Ebola, Spanish priest Miguel Pajares, has died in hospital, Reuters reported, citing a spokeswoman for Madrid health authorities. Pajares, 75, was airlifted from Liberia on August 7 after contracting the disease. The priest worked for a non-governmental organization in the African country. Co-worker Juliana Bohi, a nun who was also repatriated, has ...

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No Ebola case recorded in Ghana – Health Ministry

The Health Ministry has announced that no case of Ebola has so far been recorded in Ghana and has since advised the general public to remain calm. A statement signed by the outgoing sector Minister, Sherry Ayittey said tests on the specimen of the American who suspected to be carrying the proved negative after it was sent to the Noguchi ...

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