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Lassa Fever, rats, our markets

On March 1, 2018, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) issued a press statement on a fatal case of Lassa fever. That is dead and buried! COVID-19 happened and almost all other diseases disappeared. Everybody now seems to accept that it is here to stay, so we move! Fast forward to February 26, 2023, the GHS…

WHO is 75 years

The World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Ghana has said it remained committed to working with all stakeholders to support Ghana’s health sector priorities towards achieving the highest level of health for all Ghanaians.  It said although Ghana had made significant progress towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) as demonstrated in the improvement of Ghana’s…

UNICEF report laments child vaccine intake perception

A new report by UNICEF has revealed that the perception of the importance of vaccines for children declined by more than 33 per cent in Ghana and in four other countries after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The other countries are Korea, Papua New Guinea, Senegal and Japan. The new data, collected by The…

World Malaria Day – Ghana on course to achieving elimination

The mosquito is one of the smallest insects in the world but for centuries continues to be one of the deadliest in many parts of the world. According to the latest World Malaria Report published in December 2022, in 2021, malaria caused 619,000 deaths with 247 million new cases recorded across the world. Although a…

Risks, benefits of dietary supplements for exercise, athletic performance

As the pursuit of fitness and a healthy lifestyle becomes increasingly popular among athletes and non-athletes in Ghana, more and more people are turning to dietary supplements to help them reach their fitness goals.  There are different kinds of dietary supplements, and these promise everything from more muscle mass to better endurance, especially for sports…

COVID-19 still here, observe protocol — Dr James Duah

The Deputy Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG), Dr. James Duah, has implored the health system not to lose sight of the COVID-19 pandemic too soon. He encouraged Ghanaians to continue to adhere to the COVID-19 protocol, stating that “there are still cases being recorded at the district level”. “Coming from…

Baobab: Supports digestion, weight loss

Baobab is a tree native to certain regions of Africa, Arabia, Australia and Madagascar. Adansonia is the scientific name and it can grow up to 98 feet (30 metres) tall and produce a large fruit that is commonly consumed and appreciated for its delicious citrus-like flavour. Scientific benefits The US Department of Agriculture notes that…

WHO declares end to Covid-19 global health emergency, but warns of ongoing threat

The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that Covid-19 no longer qualifies as a global health emergency, marking a significant milestone towards the pandemic’s end. This virus has taken a devastating toll worldwide, causing over 6.9 million deaths, disrupting the global economy, and devastating communities. The WHO’s Emergency Committee has recommended that the Director-General declare…

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