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The Doctor’s Day is celebrated on the 30th of March in the United States to honor its doctors. Recognizing the important role doctors play in every society, other countries have chosen different days to highlight its own doctors. For example, India celebrates its doctors on the 1st of July, and Cuba on the 3rd of December. Ghana, like many other...

7 Reasons to grow your own organic vegetable garden

During the last decades there has been a change towards mechanization and homogenization of farming, which uses pesticides, additives, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers and mass-production techniques. All this is clearly affecting mankind's health, and new diseases are spreading rapidly amongst humans and animals (bird's flu being the most recent o...

National Measles-Rubella Vaccination and Vitamin A Supplement Campaign Launched

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Health Partners have launched a six-day national Measles-Rubella vaccination and Vitamin A supplement campaign to improve the general health and survival of Ghanaian children, under the theme, “Measles-Rubella Kills; Vaccinate Your Child Now for Good Life”. The cam...

7 Ways to Make Alkaline Diet Benefit You

The premise of an alkaline diet is that the nutrients found in supplements, alkalizing foods, and water can bring the body back to balance. These vitamins, minerals, and herbs infuse the body with new energy, vitality, and better health. Alkaline foods and water must be consumed in order to provide nutrients the body needs to neutralize acids and...

5 Simple Steps to Lower Your Cholesterol Level

You can lower your cholesterol without drugs by following some basic steps that will not only change your cholesterol readings, but also improve your health today and in the future. So often we use a prescription drug and hope it will magically cure whatever ails us. The truth is prescription drugs for lowering cholesterol do work. The problem is b...

Equipping Young People as Health Ambassadors for Sustainable Development

Talking about Young People in Ghana, A total of 6,269 teenage pregnancies were recorded in the Ashanti Region between January and June, this year, Dr. Kwasi Yeboah-Awudzi, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, Ghana Health Services (GHS), has disclosed. Out of this, 192 fell below age 14. The Region also recorded 12,723 cases of teenage pregn...

World Vision Ghana (WVG) has formed “mother-to-mother support group”

World Vision Ghana (WVG) as part of its health and nutrition project to reduce malnutrition in the country, has formed what it calls "mother-to-mother support group” to educate mothers on the best ways to breastfeed their babies. Project officer for Health and Nutrition, Jennifer Judy Ayaam said the main role of the group was to assist women in t...

18 CHPS Compounds Pledged from The US Government

The United States government has pledged to construct a total of 18 community-based health planning and services (CHPS) compounds in Ghana this year through its embassy in Accra. The outgoing US Ambassador to Ghana, Robert P. Jackson, made this known whilst highlighting the key achievements of the US government's investments in Ghana's education,...

Petitioners are Pushing for a Comprehensive Emergency Response System (ERS) in Ghana

A leading member of OccupyGhana Ace Anan Ankomah has said that one of the ways government can solve the ‘no bed syndrome’ is to adopt a central command system to hospitals for emergency cases. According to him, the central command system should serve as a communication channel that would link various hospitals during emergencies to solve the p...