Health

Covid-19: Ethiopian drug ready for clinical trials

As scientists around the world race to develop a vaccine for the Covid-19, Ethiopia says it is also developing a cure for the highly contagious virus. In a joint press statement, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Innovation and Technology said “a domestic treatment drug” is being developed by traditional medicine experts in the country. The two ministries …

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US-trained Pharmacist facelifts pharmaceutical service provision in Kumasi

Dr. Nyame-Mireku (inset) and the entrance to his new pharmacy

A former, Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Director of the Residency Program of the Pharmacy Department at the Virginia Hospital Center in the United States (US), Dr. Nyame-Mireku returned to Ghana in a bid to give a face-lift to the provision of quality and affordable pharmaceutical services in Kumasi — the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Dr. Nyame-Mireku (inset) and the …

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Brain Tumor: Some of the symptoms and signs to look out for

Brain tumor

The symptoms of a brain tumor vary according to the size, type, and location of the tumor. Symptoms typically arise because of destruction or damage to the brain, swelling of the brain, or blockage of the flow of fluid that flows around the brain and spinal cord. Brain tumors may be benign or malignant (brain cancer). It is important to …

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Women in healthcare and society push endometriosis awareness in Nigeria

endometriosis

EndoSurvivors International Foundation (EIF) held an endometriosis conference in the third week of September 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria. EIF used the event to raise awareness about endometriosis and educate women, the public, as well as healthcare professionals. Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of cells affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls during their reproductive years. Victims of the …

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Pen To Paper Ghana gives girls ‘wings to fly with’ at Menstrual Hygiene workshop

Menstrual Hygiene

Co-founder of Pen to Paper Ghana (P2P) Katie Emerson in a chat with TheAfricanDream.net has said the P2P Menstrual Hygiene and Empowerment Workshop held to address the monthly problem behind some female students missing classes in Ghana was a huge success. “We noticed that a lot of our female students were missing a week of school and our classes every month. After sensitively …

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‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land’ authored by Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo targets Diaspora Africans

Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo

According to Dr. Bernard Kwabi-Addo and in his book, ‘Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land – A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interactions (Springer 2017)’, there has been a high incidence and mortality rates for cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, chronic liver disease, kidney disease and cancer among the African diaspora in Western European and North American countries. The picture is different when …

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Dr. Michael Nana Nyame-Mireku wants Africa to make it enticing for Diaspora Professionals to return to the continent

Dr. Nyame-Mireku

US-based Clinical Pharmacist Dr. Michael Nana Nyame-Mireku during an interview with TheAfricanDream.net called on Ghana and African governments to make it less rigorous and tedious for pharmacists and other professionals that have practiced in their respective fields for over a decade return to contribute towards the development and modernization of Africa’s economy. Dr. Nyame-Mireku is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy and Director …

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Korle-Bu Hospital Struggles to Lead Ghana Healthcare

Korle-Bu

Operational for 94 years, the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has long been the standard in Ghana. That’s never been easy — and it’s about to get harder. What does it take to become an effective healthcare facility in Africa, where much of the continent is marked by extraordinary needs and limited resources? In a series of profiles, GHCi’s Alex Freedman looks …

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The GPSF of North America maiden health trip to Ghana

The Ghana Physicians and Surgeons Foundation (GPSF) on 25TH March 2017 made their maiden trip to Tarkwa Municipal Hospital in Ghana. The team comprised of three medical professionals: Dr. Theodora Fynn (Pulmonary Disease Specialist), Dr. Francis Amoo (Internal medicine) and Ms. Josephine Thompson a nurse. The team also presented prescription medications donated by AmeriCares USA worth $220,000 to the Hospital …

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