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Govt considering occupational therapy a priority

THE IMMEDIATE past Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira has called on the government to make occupational therapy a priority in the country’s health sector. Dr Appiah-Denkyira urged the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the GHS to place a premium on occupational therapy to improve health …

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Common causes of air pollution

Burning fossil fuels The combustion of fossil fuels such as petroleum, coal and other factory combustibles releases sulfur dioxide into the environment. Pollution emitting from vehicles, including jeeps, trucks, trains, cars, and airplanes makes the matter worse. Certain agricultural activities One of most common byproducts of agriculture related activities is …

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Ambulance crisis contributes to 61 maternal deaths

BY KOJO ANSAH SIXTY -ONE MATERNAL deaths were recorded in the Eastern Region from January to June, 2017 out of 31,380 deliveries. The figure shows an increase compared to same period last year, which recorded 58 maternal deaths out of the 30,945 deliveries. In 2015, 52 cases of maternal deaths …

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Uphold hygiene to avoid spread of typhoid – Dr Donkor

BY PHILIP ANTOH philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh A  MEDICAL Officer at Princess Marie Children Hospital in Accra, otherwise known as Children’s Hospital, Dr Kwame Donkor, has advised Ghanaians to observe good hygiene to kick against typhoid fever, which has become a major problem in various homes in the country. In an interview with …

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Maame Pokuah Sawyerr, Member of Parliament (MP) for Agona East, was in her native town, Gomoa Adzentem in the Gomoa East Constituency of the Central Region, to perform basic functions required of her at their annual Ahobaa festival. As a mark of her concern for the welfare of children, the …

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Vodafone screens over 400 at Osu

VODAFONE IMPACTED more than 400 lives last Friday, August 25, 2017, when its foundation organised a medical screening for residents in the Osu Traditional Area. The medical programme, dubbed ‘HealthFest’, was introduced by the Foundation in 2014 as an avenue to provide basic healthcare interventions for Ghanaians across all the10 …

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Tobinco Group donates drugs to Sierra Leone 

BY HERITAGE REPORTER TOBINCO GROUP of companies has donated $58,000 worth of drugs to victims of recent mudslide in Sierra Leone, which claimed over 400 lives. Mr Ben Kpabi Tetteh, the General Manager of Marketing and Communications of the company, told the media that the gesture was in response to …

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World Vision supports Births & Deaths Dept

BY JERRY AZANDUNA Mr Richard Ananga, National Advocacy Coordinator of World Vision, handing over the items to Mr John Yalmon Badengbanoya, officer in charge of the Births and Death Registry offices in Bawku WORLD VISION Ghana has donated office logistics worth GHȼ 14,000 to the Births & Deaths Registry district …

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Govt to absorb ‘borla’ taxi system to fight sanitation

BY PHILIP ANTOH philip.antoh@dailyheritage.com.gh THE GOVERNMENT of Ghana, through the Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resource, has announced plans for the need to formalise, regulate and integrate the ‘borla’ taxi system into the waste management business to help fight the sanitation problem in the country. Speaking to a session of …

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ASA organises health screening for Koforidua residents

BY MUNTALLA INUSAH   |    muntalla.inusah@dailyheritage.com.gh THE REGIONAL Manager of Asa Savings and Loans Limited for the Accra South Mohammed Iqbar Kabir has said Asa Savings and Loans had initiated moves to open 20 new branches this year. The exercise according him formed part of the company’s social investments …

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