International Journal of Entomology Research ISSN: XXXX-XXXX Vol. 2 (3), pp. 022-027, May, 2014. © Global Science Research Journals Full Length Research Paper Plasmodium and intestinal helminths distribution among pregnant women in the Kassena-Nankana District of Northern Ghana 1 2 3 Godwin Fuseini *, Dominic Edoh , Bugre Gumah Kalifa and Dave Knight 4 1 International SOS, Ghana. Zoology Department, University of Ghana, Ghana. 3 Navrongo Health Research Centre, Ghana. 4 International SOS medical Consultant and University of Cape Town, South Africa. 2 Accepted 12th May, 2014 Parasitic infection during pregnancy is a major cause of anaemia in Africa. Social and environmental risk factors for the transmission of human parasites vary according to geographical location. Knowledge of the geographical distribution of parasitic helminths and malaria parasites is key to any interventional programme. Thus, in August-November 2005, a hospital-based study was conducted on 300 pregnant women at their first ...
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STUDY SITE The study will be carried out in the Kassena-Nankana district of northern Ghana. The residents are mainly subsistence farmers. There are two main seasons, a short wet season from June to September, during which the transmission of Plasmodium species peaks and a long dry season. The primary resource of the Navrongo Health Research Centre is a district-wide surveillance system, the Navrongo Demographic Surveillance System (NDSS), a longitudinal population registration system that is updated every 90 days. The district has 4 health centres, 3 clinics and a 140-bed hospital that serves as a referral centre. Information collated for the year 2002 in the Kassena-Nankana district indicated that out of an expected 6050 pregnancies, 95% registered for ANC, the average number of visits being 2.7. There were 2173(36%) supervised deliveries, 1279 of these at health facilities and 894 by trained TBAs. 794 out of 2405(33%) pregnant women had haemoglobin levels less than 10g/dl at ...
A female student of the Ashanti Mampong Nursing and Midwifery school in the Ashanti Region has allegedly committed suicide.. The deceased was alleged to have drunk a poisonous substance and was rushed to the Mampong Government hospital and later transferred to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) where she died. School authorities told Luv News Kwasi Debrah that Bertha Frimpong, a 21-year-old nursing assistant clinical student, was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday evening by two of her mates.. She is reported to have complained of stomach problems but the hospital authorities detected the smell of a substance from the deceaseds mouth which they suspected was DDT.. They tried to revive the unconscious lady but all attempts were unsuccessful so she was referred to KATH where she died at 5 am Friday. ...
Anti-viral drugs for the treatment of H1N1 Influenza which has killed four students of the Kumasi Academy Senior High School(KUMACA) are expected in the country today.. The World Health Organization(WHO) is supplying the anti-viral agents (Tamiflu) following a request from government as it struggles to deal with the situation at KUMACA.. Some students and staff of the Kumasi Academy, the epicentre of the dreaded H1N1 Influenza outbreak have already been vaccinated.. Parents who withdrew their wards from the Kumasi Academy following the outbreak of the deadly atypical bacterial infection disease were also vaccinated.. It was feared that the parents were at risk of contracting the disease after coming into contact with their wards.. Four students of KUMACA died within a week a fortnight ago after they fell ill to a "strange" disease which was later found to be H1N1 Influnza while over 40 others were admitted at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and ...
Purpose Breast cancer, the most common cancer worldwide, is the leading cause of cancer mortality in Ghanaian women. Previous studies find Ghanaian women are diagnosed at a younger age and at more advanced stages (III and IV), and have tumors with characteristics similar to African American women. We sought to remedy gaps in knowledge about breast cancer survival in Ghana and its relation to demographic and biologic factors of the tumors at diagnosis to assist in cancer control and registration planning. Methods Individuals with a breast cancer diagnosis who sought care at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital from 2009 to 2014 were identified via medical records ...
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HCP Partners complete two successful cataract campaigns in Ghana, providing 269 sight restoring procedures. In May, HCP partner Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Holy Family Hospital organized a five day cataract surgical outreach campaign in Techiman, Ghana where 232 cataract surgeries were performed. Individuals served ranged from 7 to 97 years of age, including 26 year old Janet from Kofoso located in the Kintampo South Constituency of Ghana. Janets sight was restored after living with cataracts in both eyes for 10 years and being told she would never see again.. The Holy Family Hospital is part of the National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) and also a member of Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). The hospital has a staff of 357 various medical and administrative professionals with 198 beds. This is the hospitals third outreach of the year with plans for further outreach, "It is our wish that together we can work towards making this project bigger and better," Edgard, ...
The Accra Metropolitan Area has an urban population of over 2 million. Accra is the Greater Accra Regions economic and administrative hub, and serves as the anchor of the larger Greater Accra Metropolitan Area (GAMA), which is inhabited by about 4 million people, making it the thirteenth-largest metropolitan area in Africa.. The period between 1960 and 1970 saw rapid industrialization and expansion in Accras manufacturing and commercial sectors. This contributed to high rural-urban migration to the city, and consequently a high population growth rate. The stagnation of the Ghanaian economy during the 1970s slowed the growth of Accras population. Later, however, the decline in agriculture in rural communities in Ghana and rising industrialization in urban regions, coupled with the late-1980s boom in the service sector, once again propelled immigration to Accra. The primacy of the Accra Metropolitan Area as the Greater Accra regions administrative, educational, industrial and commercial center ...
Introduction. Breast cancer is the most common cancer causing death in women, accounting for 16% of adult womens deaths worldwide (World Health Organization 2008). It is estimated that more than one million women worldwide are diagnosed with breast cancer annually (Ferlay et al. 2010). In the USA alone, breast cancer is the second leading cause of death from 10 common cancers in women after lung and bronchus cancer, and accounts for 15% of all deaths from cancer in women in that country (Jermal et al. 2009). A study on cancer mortality patterns reported breast cancer to be the most common cause of death in women at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana (Clegg-Lamptey & Hodasi 2007). No literature was available on breast cancer screening practices amongst Ghanaian women.. According to the GLOBOCAN (2012), almost 50% of breast cancer patients, and 58% of breast cancer deaths, occur in the developing countries, thus making this a public health problem that needs urgent attention in ...
A study was carried out at the department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital/School of Medical Sciences, at Kumasi Ghana from March 29th to May 29th 2006 to study visual acuity changes in patients suspected of solar eclipse retinopathy after they viewed an eclipse of the sun on 29th March 2006. In all, seven patients with eye complaints were seen. Examination included assessment of Visual Acuity (VA), Slit Lamp examination, Fundoscopy, Amsle Test, Intra-ocular pressure evaluation and Goldmans Tonometre Test. Six patients had normal visual acuity while only one had VA of 6/24 in both eyes, which was corrected. All patients had normal colour vision and normal Amlser grid. None of them had any evidence of Maculopathy. 3 patients had superficial punctuate Keratitis. The absence of solar burns of the macular observed in the region is indicative of the effectiveness of mass public education concerning the damaging effects of the solar eclipse. Advanced ...
Professor Alex Owusu-Ofori is from Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, Ghana. Her research interests reflect in Alex Owusu-Ofori wide range of publications i..
Pediatrician Oncologist, Dr. Vivian Paintsil, has expressed deep worry about the rising cases of cancer among children. She did not give any figures but said the number of patients, doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) - the nations second largest referral facility, continued to see, was discomforting. She told the Ghana News Agency…
Health officials in Volta Region have confirmed a first case of cerebrospinal meningitis, a disease common in the three regions of the north.. The Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health services has been deploying disease control officers to the Krachie West district where the case was recorded.. Disease surveillance is also being stepped up around the region, officials say.. Earlier reports from the region had suggested an outbreak of 7 new cases of pneumococcal meningitis which has so far claimed 33 lives in three regions - Brong Ahafo, Northern and Ashanti regions.. However, Regional Director of Ghana Health Services, Joseph Teye-Nuertey, told Joy News Kwabena Owusu-Ampratwum the reports were not accurate.. "The conditions in Krachie are just like in the north [of the country]. So if in the north you normally have such cases around this time of the year, then it is not out of place to have a case like this in Krachie West", he said.. He said the Ghana Health Service in the region has been ...
The Ashanti state, in effect, was a theocracy. It invokes religious, rather than secular-legal postulates. What the modern state views as crimes, Ashanti view practically as sins. Antisocial acts disrespect the ancestors, and are only secondarily harmful to the community. If the chief or King fails to punish such acts, he invokes the anger of the ancestors and the gods, and is therefore in danger of impeachment. The penalty for some crimes (sins) is death, but this is seldom imposed; a more common penalty is banishment or imprisonment. The King typically exacts or commutes all capital cases. These commuted sentences by King and chiefs sometimes occur by ransom or bribe; they are regulated in such a way that they should not be mistaken for fines, but are considered as revenue to the state, which for the most part welcomes quarrels and litigation. Commutations tend to be far more frequent than executions. Ashanti are repulsed by murder, and suicide is considered murder. They decapitate those who ...
216 smear/culture-positive RTP were identified, of which 75% were male and 18% were HIV positive. DST was available in 47 (21.8%) of RTP. MDR was identified in 19.1% of those with available DST, with streptomycin resistance seen in 21.3% and ethambutol resistance in 25.5%. Resistance was highest to isoniazid (48.9% in cultured retreatment patients, but 88.9% resistance seen the failed group). 86.3% of RTP were treated with the unmodified category 2. Mean length of therapy, regardless of treatment outcome was 6.9 months. Treatment success was achieved in 58.8% of RTP overall, with 6.5% failure and 14.8% all-cause mortality prior to the end of the prescribed treatment course. Relapse was documented in 10.9% of patients. The treatment success rate was 60.2%, 58.1% and 56.0% among RTP with relapse, initial treatment failure and defaulters, respectively ...
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It was recently reported on Ghana web news that First Sky Group of Companies has donated two million Ghana Cedis to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, so mor...
Infertility is taking its toll on relationships in Ghana. New research shows Ghanaian women who have problems conceiving are more likely to experience
The Minister of Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts, Catherine Afeku, has expressed her condolences to families of people who lost their lives in Sundays Kintampo Waterfalls disaster.. 19 students have been confirmed dead at the Kintampo Waterfalls in the Brong Ahafo region after trees crashed on them following a heavy storm on Sunday.. Eyewitnesses say the heavy trees fell from the top of the waterfalls and landed on the people, mostly students who had gone to swim.. In a statement Sunday evening, the Tourism Minister stated that "we extend our condolences to the families of the dead and pray for the injured who have been rushed to the Kintampo and Techiman General Hospitals.". Mrs. Afeku added that the "Ghana Tourism Authority will work closely with the Ghana Police and the Kintampo District Assembly to ensure the families receive needed support and information.. The statement also urged the media and the General Public to be circumspect in their reportage especially in the sharing of images ...
The study examined the association between the insurance status of individuals and the utilization of outpatient and inpatient health services. It also examined household members utilization of various types of health providers. Being insured was significantly associated with higher odds of utilizing both outpatient and inpatient health services. The finding is consistent with other studies on utilization in other parts of Ghana and Africa [19, 20]. A study in Accra, Ghanas capital city, showed that registered clients of the NHIS were significantly more likely to receive prescriptions, visit clinics, and use formal health facilities when in need [21]. Another study among households in the Mfantseman municipality (central region) in Ghana reported that insured members were more likely to utilize outpatient health services compared to the uninsured [22]. Studies in Rwanda have also shown an increase in the utilization of health services under the community-based health insurance [23-26]. Thus, ...
Feb 27, 2012 A new project developed and launched by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) aims "to address the debilitating effects of neglected tropical diseases [NTDs] in Ghana," the Global Network for NTDs "End the Neglect" blog reports. The primary objective of the project, called "End in Africa - Ghana and 2012 MDAs for NTDs," is to implement mass drug administration (MDA) to treat NTDs and clinical management of the diseases across Ghana, the blog notes, adding that the "initiative will also provide public health education to all targeted endemic NTD communities" (2/24).. ...
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This work involves the development of IDF Curves for the city of Kumasi. Annual Maximum Rainfall depths of various durations over twenty-two years for Kumasi were obtained from the Ghana Meteorological Services in Accra. A check for the consistency of data found the data inconsistent and so the double mass curve was used to make the data consistent and also allowed for filling in gaps where data were missing. The data set thus obtained was then subjected to frequency analysis to determine the distribution which best characterize the data set. The annual maximum series were found to be drawn from the Gumbel distribution whose parameters were computed by fitting the statistics to the data. The Chi-square test and the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test prove the appropriateness of the fitting. Since the data available was only 22 years, IDF values for return periods higher than 22 years were obtained using frequency factors. The IDF estimates resulting from this work have been compared with the existing IDF ...
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The companies were also awaiting approval from the Government of Ghana, which would have allowed taking a feasibility decision on the mine redevelopment in early 2016.. During the first quarter of 2016, the Ghanas Minister of Lands and Natural Resources approved continuation of Obuasis limited operating phase.. AngloGold Ashanti CEO Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan said: We have made a concerted effort to unlock a new opportunity for Obuasi, and the work we have done lays a good foundation for the operation in the long-term.. But in the current environment, we believe it is prudent to conserve our resources and to revisit this opportunity when market conditions improve.. ...
OBJECTIVE: To describe the factors associated with malaria infection and anaemia in pregnancy in northern Ghana. METHOD: We studied 3642 pregnant women of all gravidities and gestational age of 18-32 weeks who attended an antenatal clinic in the Kassena-Nankana district of Ghana between June 2004 and July 2006. Blood samples were examined for haemoglobin concentrations and parasitaemia, and we obtained socio-demographic data, an obstetric history, information on their past and current state of health and bed net use. RESULTS: The overall prevalence of malaria parasitaemia during pregnancy was 47%. Older age [adjusted odds ratio (AOR) 0.65, 95% CI 0.54-0.78], multigravidity (AOR 0.51, 95% CI 0.42-0.61) and third trimester of pregnancy (AOR 0.85, 95% CI 0.73-0.99) were associated with a decreased risk of parasitaemia. Enrollment during the rainy or post-rainy season was associated with an increased risk of parasitaemia (AOR 2.59, 95% CI 2.20-3.04 and AOR 3.12, 95% CI, 2.60-3.74 respectively). ...
The Ghanaian salt industry as of 2009 produces between 250,000 and 300,000 tonnes of salt annually. However, it is underachieving in terms of production capability. The Ghana Export Promotion Council (GEPC) has identified the sector as an important one to aid the diversification of Ghanas economy, and the Ghanaian government is currently within the process of developing the industry. Ghana has the production potential of 2.2 million tonnes of salt annually. Economists in Ghana believe the nations salt industry represents a potential source of revenue from Nigerian purchasers who currently rely on Brazilian imports. The GEPC has requested that the Commonwealth Secretariat establish a framework in Ghana to coordinate the development of the salt sector in the country. As a result, a team of consultants have conducted many interviews and seminars and undertaken market analysis with a realistic strategy and targets. While developers realise that Ghana will never be a leading world producer, the ...
The Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions are currently having the highest HIV rates in the country, according to a recent report.. Per the latest figures, the two regions have overtaken Brong Ahafo and Volta Regions which topped in 2016.. The revelation was contained in the 2017 HIV Sentinel Survey (HSS) and Estimates Report, jointly released by the National AIDS and STI Control Programme (NACP).. In the report, the two regions both had 3.2 percent while the Northern Region had the lowest rate of 0.6%.. The Western Region followed with 2.4% taking the third position and Volta Region occupying the fourth position with 2.3%.. The report also placed Eastern Region at the 5th position, Brong Ahafo, 6th, Central Region, 7th, and Upper West and Upper East taking the 8th and 9th positions respectively.. About 18, 711 samples were collected nationwide for the report and drawn from 40 sentinel sites strategically located at 17 rural sites, 23 urban sites and 69 antenatal clinics within a period of four ...
Health personnel in Ashanti trained on regenerative health November 23, 2009 Kumasi, Nov. 20, GNA - Mr Keck Osei, Programme Officer, Regenerative Health and Nutrition, Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said it was important to be mindful of ones eating habits to stay healthy and avoid diseases. He blamed the upsurge in hypertension, diabetes and…
After Ashanti Norals had all four limbs amputated due to a botched sepsis diagnosis when she was 8, her mother was determined to give Ashanti a positive attitude and a meaningful life. The 11-year-old is active, attending an adaptive physical education program at Chicago State University, going...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to assess the microbiological quality of Ghanaian bottled and plastic-bagged drinking water sold on the streets of Metropolitan Kumasi, Ghana. Methods and Results: Eight bottled, 88 factory-filled plastic sachet and 40 hand-filled hand-tied polythene-bagged drinking waters were examined for the presence of heterotrophic bacteria total viable counts (TVCs), indicators of faecal contamination (total coliforms, faecal coliforms and enterococci) and for lead, manganese and iron. Heterotrophic bacteria were found in all three types of water with TVCs per millilitre ranging from 1 to 460 for bottled water, 2-6·33 × 105 for factory-bagged sachet water and 2·33 × 103-7·33 × 1012 for hand-filled hand-tied bagged water. None of the microbial indicators of faecal contamination were detected in bottled water, whereas 4·5% of the factory-bagged sachets contained total coliforms and 2·3% faecal coliforms, and 42·5% of the hand-filled hand-tied bags contained total ...
The findings of this study suggest that direct cost (out-of-pocket expenses) is a major source of cost of family caregivers of the elderly. The estimated average direct cost per month was US$115.72. However, with 94% of caregivers reporting monthly income of less than US$240, it is clear that at least 48% of monthly income is spent on caregiving for an elderly person in the household. This is indicative of a high financial stress and may consequently explain the high burden level reported by most caregivers in this study. Similarly, Duncan et al. [14] reported that those caregivers with less financial means have significant care-related expenses that represent a larger proportion of their household incomes compared to those caregivers with higher incomes.. Non-medical costs accounted for the larger amount of the direct cost, with cost of household supplies constituting the highest proportion of the direct cost. The estimated average monthly cost of household supplies to a family caregiver was ...
She said more than 75 per cent of all visual impairment was avoidable and urged people to adopt lifestyles that were eye conscious, such as wearing protective glasses when working in dusty areas or when exposing the eye to light rays from the sun and computers ...
Laboratory-based nationwide surveillance of antimicrobial resistance in Ghana Japheth A Opintan,1 Mercy J Newman,1 Reuben E Arhin,1 Eric S Donkor,1 Martha Gyansa-Lutterodt,2 William Mills-Pappoe3 1Department of Medical Microbiology, School of Biomedical and Allied Health Sciences, University of Ghana, 2Pharmaceutical Services, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Services, 3Clinical Laboratory Unit, Institutional Care Division, Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana Abstract: Global efforts are underway to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR). A key target in this intervention is surveillance for local and national action. Data on AMR in Ghana are limited, and monitoring of AMR is nonexistent. We sought to generate baseline data on AMR, and to assess the readiness of Ghana in laboratory-based surveillance. Biomedical scientists in laboratories across Ghana with capacity to perform bacteriological culture were selected and trained. In-house standard operating protocols were used to perform microbiological
Our year of activities began with the participation in the 2020 Ghana Higher Education Fair (GHEF). Out of 16 locations this year, DAAD Information Centre Accra chose to be part of the fair in Tamale, Ho, Cape Coast and Accra. The fair in Cape Coast has been postponed indefinitely due to the outbreak of the Corona Virus pandemic.. The exchange with students who are about to complete their secondary school curriculum was fruitful. Every school had the opportunity to be informed about study and scholarship opportunities in Germany through a 5 minutes lecture given by a DAAD Ghana representative. During the lecture, general information was given on international Degree programmes in Germany, general entry requirements and application procedures to German Universities, DAAD scholarship programmes, visa requirements and many more. After the lecture, students were given the opportunity to visit the DAAD Ghana stand in order to ask further questions. Prospective students asked subject related questions ...
This content was originally posted by AIM.. The AIM Initiative has received an 18-month grant from the Coalition for Operational Research on Neglected Tropical Diseases (COR-NTD) to study and improve access to morbidity management and disability prevention services for people affected by lymphatic filariasis (LF) in two regions of Ghana. AIM implements this project through the Ghana Health Service as part of AIMs approach to build governments capacity and ensure that marginalized populations have access to care. LF is a debilitating neglected tropical disease (NTD) which leads to disfigurement and eventual disability, impacting the affected persons ability to work or access services, as well as her or his social inclusion. Taken together, these factors negatively impact affected individuals and their families, both socially and economically. LF is endemic in Ghana, with the disease being present in 8 of its 10 regions.. In the first stage of the grant, AIM supported a study in Ghanas Upper ...
She also admonished the health workers to screen expectants who visit the clinic for hepatitis B. This according to her will afford them opportunity to identify those who are positive and administer birth dose of hepatitis B vaccine to their newborns within 24 hours after birth.. Dr. Adwoa Agyei Nkansah, a physician specialist at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital added a perfect touch to the programme by cautioning the health workers who made it to the workshop not to stigmatise Hepatitis B positive individuals when caring for them and also urged the attendees to spread the good message as well.. ...
This research report describes results from an implementation science study that explored the feasibility and acceptability of administering depot medroxyprogesterone acetate-subcutaneous (DMPA-SC) among healthcare providers and family planning (FP) clients in Ghana. DMPA-SC is an injectable contraceptive method that can be self-administered. The study, conducted by the Population Council through the USAID-funded Evidence Project in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service, was implemented in rural, peri-urban, and urban areas of the Ashanti and Volta regions. A total of 150 healthcare providers were trained to administer DMPA-SC and to train clients on self-injection. After receiving FP counseling and voluntarily selecting to use DMPA-SC, 568 clients aged 18-49 years agreed to participate in the study. Clients were given the option to have the provider administer DMPA-SC or to be trained in self-injection. Providers assessed clients competence to self-inject and when considered competent, ...
The local knowledge gained from FHI 360s project informed the design of a new community-based model of health care delivery that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) to enhance the capacity of the Ghana Health Service, the private sector and individuals to control hypertension.. The model will be tested under the Community-based Hypertension Improvement Project (ComHIP), a three-year (2014-2017) collaboration between the Ghana Health Service, Novartis Foundation, FHI 360, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the University of Ghana School of Public Health and other institutions.. ComHIP focuses on community-level screening, hypertension management and patient and community empowerment. The core interventions include blood pressure screening and monitoring at licensed chemical sellers (private drug outlets) and community-based health planning and services compounds; improved management of hypertension with community-based diagnosis, counseling, treatment and ...
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Background: The main aim of the study was to explore the attitudes and health perceptions of faith healing usersin Kumasi Metropolis, Ghana. This has become necessary because faith healing practice is an important areabut remains neglected in the health care literature. In an age when biowestern medicine is touted as the cure for most diseases, understanding how and why individuals seek alternative treatment, specifically faith healingmodalities may help to develop more effective health care interventions. Methods: We employed exploratory study design of purely qualitative research approach involving 40 conveniently selected participants from four different purposively selected faith healing centres to get a maximum variation of experiences and opinions on the time of consultation, perceived effectiveness and challenges of faith healing practices in Ghana. In-depth interviews were conducted from 10th June to 30th July, 2017. Data were thematically analysed and presented based on the a posteriori ...
He intimated that"the regulation has been in force for more than a year now and it is to sanitize the system. Those found culpable can be dismissed for the charge of professional negligence. Every health practitioner is aware of the new regulations because it is a directive from the Director General of Ghana Health Service.". However, he insisted that health professionals have the right to use their mobile phones to access information from the internet for information that would support their health care deliveries and for other emergency calls.. The ban on photo taking amongst health personnel, according to Mr. Eric Frimpong, was necessitated after photos of the late musician Ebony Reigns went viral on the social media suspected to have been taken by a mortuary attendant.. The Deputy Chief Health Service Administrator implored Ghanaians especially patients to volunteer information of misconduct among health care professionals such as Nurses to managers of health facilities to prompt punitive ...
Introduction: The overarching empirical question of this study is this: how are children growing in Ghana and how is childcare related to child growth?. Child health is a fundamental public health issue, for childrens sake AND because good child health sets one up for life long health and functioning, and well-being. In sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), child physical health is of particular concern due the high rates of illness and mortality in this region. The leading causes of child morbidity and mortality in SSA include but are not limited to measles, diarrheal infections, respiratory infections, malaria, HIV and nutritional deficiencies. In Ghana, the focus of this study, respiratory infections, diarrheal infections, malaria and nutritional deficiencies (malnutrition) remain the major diseases plaguing children less than 5 years of age. Malnutrition is the underlying cause of 40% of all deaths among children less than 5 years in Ghana and almost three out of every ten children in Ghana are ...
Yen.com.gh News ☛ Ghana is recording more deaths from Hepatitis B Viral (HBV) infections and its related diseases, Senior Physician Specialist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Amoako Duah, has revealed. He bemoaned that HBV and its related disea
Yellow is the Colour of Water" is the title of Quarshies new body of work, portraits which address "broader questions of hope in failing political systems." He explains, "Rituals are often associated with commerce, social status, social problems, fashion and technology. Ironical contexts can be seen when one singles out an everyday practice. The contexts are usually found in everyday Ghanaian life." His solo show "Yellow is the Colour of Water" will open at Gallery 1957, Accra, on August 18th.. ...