The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has raised alarm over the unhygienic practice of drying corn and cassava flour on some pavements along the Kanda Highway in Accra. The flour is used for making ‘‘Tuo Zaafi’’, a popular dish in Northern Ghana. According to a news brief by the FDA, the practice exposes the flour
A University of Cape Coast (UCC) Professor has advised the public to avoid having sex when drunk, as it can lead to serious personal and social problems. Professor Eugene Kufuor Maafo Darteh, from the Department of Population and Health, said that many young people in Ghana were using alcohol and other drugs as sex enhancers,
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has assured the public that it is monitoring the quality of meat products in all cold stores, abattoirs, restaurants and eateries in the areas affected by anthrax. The Authority said this is to prevent the sale and consumption of meat that may have been contaminated by the disease before
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has dismissed online reports that claimed over 400 students at the Ho Technical University have tested positive for HIV/AIDS and have been sent home. The false story was first published by a blog and then circulated by various social media users without verifying its authenticity. However, the GHS Volta Regional
Anthrax, a rare but serious disease caused by a spore-forming bacterium, has infected some animals and humans in parts of the Upper East Region. The Regional Coordinating Council has imposed a one-month restriction on the movement of cattle and small ruminants along the Eastern corridor of the region to prevent the spread of the infection.
A suspected anthrax outbreak in the Binduri District of the Upper East Region has claimed one life and infected 11 others after they consumed meat from a dead cow that had the disease. The Ghana Health Service’s Upper East Regional Health Directorate confirmed the incident in a press statement, saying that four cows had died
After a two-week closure by a group claiming to act on behalf of the Pharmacy Council in Kumasi, Achievers Pharmacy and Medical Center in Obuasi has been given the green light to resume its operations. The closure was allegedly due to a late payment of GH¢3,500 as a penalty for renewing their licence eight days
As of today, Saturday, May 20, 2023, Ghana has removed all COVID-19 restrictions for travellers entering the country from any point of entry. This follows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) declaration on May 5, 2023, that COVID-19 is no longer a global public health emergency. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced this decision in a
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Nutritionist Samuel Atuahene Antwi has urged mothers and caregivers of toddlers not to stop taking their children to child welfare clinics even after they turn two. Speaking at a health promotion dialogue, “Your Health! Our Collective Responsibility,” Antwi explained that although such children are still expected to be seen at the centres for the necessary
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced that COVID-19 is no longer a “global health emergency”. The virus’ death rate has dropped from a peak of more than 100,000 people per week in January 2021 to just over 3,500 on 24 April. According to the WHO, at least 7 million people died in the pandemic.