Health

A Celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day At Ahwerewam in Ghana

Though menstrual hygiene management is not explicitly included in the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it is critical to the UN’s Political Forum. This is because adolescence is a transition period from childhood to adulthood during which pubertal development and sexual maturation occur and menstrual hygiene among females is one of such. Rapid transformations due to the hormonal …

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Medical Negligence: Perspective on Legally taking on hospitals in Ghana

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Cases of medical negligence have become a common occurrence in Ghana, causing damages, injury and death. Ghanaians over the years have had to deal with the bizarre, and sometimes awkward, loss of their loved ones at the hands of our medical practitioners at various healthcare facilities across the country. In the last couple of weeks, Ghana’s media space [traditional and new media] …

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Medi-Moses Prostate Centre unveils Abeiku Santana as Brand Ambassador

The Medi-Moses Prostate Centre has made radio personality, Mr. Gilvert Abeiku Aggrey (Aggrey-Santana), as its Brand Ambassador. Abeiku Santana Under the one year initiative, Mr. Santana would be the face of the centre that deals with the treatment of enlarged prostate. Tourism Apart from being a radio radio personality, Mr Aggrey is a also a marketing and tourism practitioner. Read …

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Investigations ongoing into untimely death of Nigerian Peju Ugboma

Peju Ugboma, award-winning Lagos-based founder and CEO of I Luv Desserts, suffered an untimely death in what the family describe as gross negligence on the part of the Hospital in Lekki, Nigeria. An independent autopsy carried out by pathologists at LASUTH with credible observers and Premier hospital in attendance revealed that Peju suffered internal bleeding. It was discovered that she had about …

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Heroes of COVID-19: Francis Danso is reducing Ghana infant mortality rates

Another month, another celebration of an individual or organization extending their selfless services to humanity in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time TheAfricanDream.net’s Heroes of COVID-19 recognizes the passion and humanitarian services of Public Health Nutritionist of St. Joseph Hospital in the Nkwanta South Community of the Oti Region of Ghana, Mr. Francis Danso. We are delighted here …

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A new case of Ebola virus detected in DR Congo

A new case of the Ebola virus has been detected in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, the country’s health ministry says. A woman from the town of Biena near the city of Butembo has died from the disease. The authorities say they are sending a response team to the area. This would be DR Congo’s 12th Ebola …

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Joe Biden reverses global abortion ‘gag rule’ and expands Obamacare

US President Joe Biden has reversed a ban on federal funds going to international aid groups that perform or inform about abortions. He said the ending of the so-called Mexico City Policy reverses former President Trump’s “attack on women’s health access”. The memo orders a review of a Trump-era policy blocking funding for US clinics that offer abortion referrals as …

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Kenya adopts Trusted Travel digital tool for COVID-19 test result verification

0n 9 January 2021, the Government of the Republic of Kenya announced the launch of its Trusted Travel platform, based on the Africa CDC Trusted Travel platform, becoming the first country to adopt the platform for managing travels during the COVID-19 pandemic. “The ministry has collaborated with the African Union and Africa CDC, with technical support from PanaBIOS to implement an online …

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Quebec researchers find effective drug against COVID-19

MONTREAL — A team of researchers from the Montreal Heart Institute believes they have found an effective weapon against COVID-19: colchicine, an oral tablet already known and used for other diseases. For Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif, who led the study, this is a “major scientific discovery” and colchicine is the first “effective oral drug to treat out-of-hospital patients.” “To be able …

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