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Uganda registers highest daily increase of new COVID-19 cases in second...

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Uganda's ministry of health on Thursday said the country recorded 1,438 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase in the second wave of...

FAO, IGAD warn of Rift Valley fever outbreak in eastern Africa

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a trade bloc in Africa, on Thursday warned...

Ashanti Regional Health Directorate cautions public on rising coronavirus cases

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The Ashanti Regional Health Directorate has admonished the public to continue observing the Covid-19 safety protocols following an upsurge in new cases in the...

AstraZeneca’s Antibody Treatment Fails to Protect Against Coronavirus

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AstraZeneca announced on Tuesday that the clinical trial of its long-acting antibody cocktail has not provided evidence of effectiveness in protecting people exposed to...

Communities encouraged to demand safe WASH facilities

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Communities in the Upper East Region have been urged to demand for safe and sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) facilities from duty bearers...

Western Regional Blood Bank marks 2021 World Blood Donor Day

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The Western Regional Blood Bank has undertaken a blood donation exercise at the Aboadze Community Park to mark this year’s World Blood Donor Day. The...

MoH/SL Global agreement for vaccines is US$18.5 and not US$26.00

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The Ministry of Health has denied claims by an online publication that government would further contract a company to procure vaccines at US$26 per...

CPP marks World Blood Donor Day with a blood donation exercise

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The Convention People's Party (CPP) has marked World Blood Donor Day with a blood donation exercise at the Party’s Headquarters in Accra. The exercise is...

Zambia’s first President Kaunda, 97, admitted to military hospital

Zambia's 97-year-old founding president, Kenneth Kaunda - referred to by Zambians simply as KK - has been admitted to a military hospital in Lusaka. Kaunda's...

Israel lifts mask requirement with few exceptions

Israel is lifting the obligation to wear masks, with a few exceptions, due to the persistently low number of people newly infected with the...

With coronavirus cases dropping, Germany debates dropping masks

Falling coronavirus infection rates in Germany mean that compulsory mask-wearing in public areas could soon be a thing of the past, according to remarks...

Novavax says its coronavirus vaccine more than 90 percent effective

Novavax, Inc (NVAX) said on Monday that NVX-CoV2373, its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, met the primary end point in late-stage study. The phase 3 study of...

G7 pledges one billion doses of coronavirus vaccines

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Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations have agreed to provide up to one billion does of coronavirus vaccines, of which at least...

HIV prevalence in Hohoe higher than regional prevalence

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The 2019 National HIV Report released by the Ghana AIDS Commission and National AIDS Control Programme revealed that the...

UGMC marks World Blood Donor Day with blood donation exercise

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University of Ghana Medical Centre, (UGMC) has launched the 2021 World Blood Donor Day with a blood donation exercise to encourage voluntary blood...

Africa’s COVID-19 cases passed 5.03 million – Africa CDC

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 5,032,157 as of Sunday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa...

Cape Verde receives COVID-19 vaccines from China

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Cape Verde on Saturday received 50,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses provided by China. During the handover ceremony for the vaccines and over 50,000...

Include sun care products in NHIS – GAPA

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The Ghana Association of Persons with Albinism (GAPA) has appealed to government to include sun care products, dermatological and optical services on...

13 million People to Receive COVID-19 vaccination in Ghana

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he World Bank today approved a $200 million Ghana COVID-19 Emergency Preparedness and Response Project Second Additional Financing. In collaboration with the COVAX Facility...

Nursing is not just skill-based-Dr Yakong

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Dr Vida Yakong, the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the Tamale campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS), says...

FDA urges public to observe the “five keys to food safety”

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The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has urged the public to observe the “five keys to food safety” to ensure the food they consume...

Rotary Club of Kumasi-East donates ambulance to Matthias Catholic Hospital

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The Matthias Catholic Hospital at Yeji in the Pru East District of the Bono East Region, has taken delivery of an ambulance...

FDA seizes quantities of tramadol in Wa

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The Upper West Region Office of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), in collaboration with the Upper West Regional Pharmacy Council, has seized...

G7 summit kicks off with focus on pandemic and climate change

Leaders of the Group of Major Industrialized Nations (G7) are meeting on Friday for a summit that is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. On the...

Santrokofi Health Centre receives support from US-based citizen

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A US-based citizen from Santrokofi, Mr Philip Ofosu, has presented some health items to the Santrokofi Health Centre. The items...

Smoke-free policy document launched to reduce exposure to second-hand smoking

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A brief research document on the adherence to Ghana’s smoke-free policy, put together by the Tobacco Control Capacity Programme (TCCP) Team, has...

HIV and AIDS ambassador calls for societal support to reduce stigma

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Ms Charity Owusu-Darko, an HIV and AIDS Ambassador, says societal support to persons with the HIV and AIDS condition was key in managing and...

G7 aims to strengthen health care systems against future pandemics

The Group of Major Industrialised Nations (G7) aims to join forces to end the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen health care systems worldwide to counter...

Observe COVID-19 protocols to prevent spread-CNC

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The Bono East Centre for National Culture (CNC) has asked residents to religiously observe the coronavirus (COVID-19) protocols to avoid a third wave. ...

Korle Bu Hospital receives 25 beds, 10 wheelchairs from Hardford Auto...

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One of Ghana’s leading automobile servicing companies based in Accra, Hardford Auto Service has supported the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital with 25 beds and...