Author: Samuel Ampomah

President Akufo-Addo commissioned new National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (NRPSBC) Complex

President Akufo-Addo has donated his November salary as his contribution to a fund set up at the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital. President Akufo-Addo made this donation on Wednesday, December 5, 2018, when he commissioned a new facility for the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (NRPSBC), on day-2 of his 3-day tour of the Greater Accra Region.  The centre was established to cater for patients suffering from acute burns and its complications, birth defects including cleft lip and palate and hand anomalies, injuries to nerves, tendons and blood vessels, complex...

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Time to reverse rising trend of new HIV infection is now-Prez. Akufo-Addo

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Saturday said it was time to reverse the rising new trend of HIV infection among the youth in the country. He therefore charged the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), the Ministry of Health, Civil Society Organizations and other stakeholders to work together for high impact and achieve target goals. President Akufo-Addo said this in a speech read on his behalf at a durbar in Ho to commemorate this year’s World AIDS Day. Ghana is marking the Day on the theme, “Test, Treat to suppress and Stop new HIV infections,” alongside the global theme of “Know...

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Deputy Minister for Health Commissions FDA Mini Lab

The Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Tina Mensah has commissioned a mini-laboratory set up by the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to facilitate trade at the Tema Port. The mini-laboratory, which is fitted with the state-of-the-art equipment, is expected to serve FDA clients at the Port, who are mainly importers, exporters, and freight forwarders. Addressing stakeholders and guests at the ceremony, Hon. Tina Mensah underlined the government’s commitment to ensuring that the facility is adequately resourced to served the purposes for which it was established. She said FDA, by the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851, is mandated to...

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Veep calls for global efforts to halt antimicrobial resistance

The Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has called for global efforts to halt the abuse and inappropriate use of antimicrobial medications to reverse the trend of drug-resistance infections which is becoming a global threat. “Antimicrobials are life-saving medicines and we misuse them at our own peril. Our aim should be first to halt and then reverse the trend of antimicrobial resistance because the future of the human race may just depend on this,” he cautioned. Antimicrobial resistance occurs when micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi change in ways that render medications such as antibiotics or antivirals used to cure...

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