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Yellow fever outbreak kills 40 in 8 regions

The Ghana Medical Association has announced that as of November 26, 2021, 40 persons had died as a result of a Yellow...

Yellow Fever: Central Region on high alert

The Central Region is on high alert following the outbreak of yellow fever in parts of the country, the Ghana Health Service...

Yellow Fever: 25 dead, 18 hospitalised in Savannah and Upper West Regions

Some 25 people have died after contracting the Yellow Fever disease in the Savannah and Upper West Regions. The...

Six more die of suspected yellow fever

Six more persons have died from suspected yellow fever outbreak in the Savannah Region. This brings to 14 the...
Director-General of WHO Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,

WHO warns of yellow fever outbreak in Ethiopia

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of a yellow fever outbreak in Ethiopia. The number of suspected cases...

Brazilian drug dealer kidnaps medical staff, makes them vaccinate community against yellow fever

Thomaz Vieira Gomes, also known as 2N, is considered one of the most dangerous criminals in Rio de Janeiro, but recently he actually did...

Ghana records 2 cases of Dengue Fever in 2 children

A research conducted by a group of researchers at the West Africa Centre of Cell Biology and Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP)  at Legon and  Nougochi...

2 billion genetically modified mosquitos to be released in the US

Scientists have been playing god with mosquitos for a couple of years now. Back in 2021, British company Oxitec released 750 million lab-modified...
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are attracted to specific colors, including red, orange, black and cyan. Image credit: Kiley Riffell.

Mosquitoes are attracted to specific colours, new study shows

Mosquitoes track odours, locate hosts, and find mates visually. The color of a food resource, such as a flower...

COVID-19: GMA charges govt to secure more vaccines

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has called on the government to step up its efforts at securing more vaccines for Ghanaians to...
Director-General for the Ghana Health Service Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye

GHS receives protocols for administration of covid-19 vaccine

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has revised protocols for the administration of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The revision includes...

5 interesting health benefits of ‘Alasa’

African star apple (Alasa) is both delicious and low in calories, making it a power-packed favourite. The Alasa...

Meet world’s most beautiful mosquito

I can think of a few adjectives to describe mosquitoes, but ‘beautiful’ is definitely not one of them. However, there is one...

KNUST research reveals untapped benefits of ‘alasa’

The African star apple (chrysophyllum albidum) is an indigenous fruit found in  Nigeria and Ghana. It is an unusual fruit that has...
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Woman found dead in guest house at Somanya

A 25-year-old woman has been found dead at the Gamali Guest House at Somanya in the Yilo Krobo municipality of the Eastern...

Hang on to that COVID-19 vaccination card, it’s important

Proof of vaccination may allow us to begin resuming our normal activities in the near future. Photos that display...

Mahama encourages Ghanaians to get vaccinated [Listen]

JoyNews/AdomNews · John Mahama encourages Ghanaians to take Covid-19 vaccine Former President John Mahama has joined calls for Ghanaians...

Ghana ready to adopt COVID-19 vaccine — Dr Nsiah-Asare

The Presidential Advisor on Health, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has said the country is ready to adopt COVID-19 vaccines. However,...

WHO calls for equitable access to future COVID-19 vaccines in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) in Africa joined immunization experts in urging the international community and countries in Africa to take concrete...
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How I birthed 17 children after 17 years of marriage – Woman cries

Hauwa’u Suleiman, a 34-year-old housewife living at Alfadarai area of Zaria city, recently gave birth to a set of quadruplets.

Samira Bawumia donates to Noguchi Memorial Institute [photos]

The Second Lady of the Republic and founder of the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia, has...

Former WHO Director to lead Ghana’s Coronavirus Response Programme

President Nana Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr Anarfi Asamoa-Baah, a former Deputy Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), as the Presidential Coordinator...

Top five things to know when travelling to Ghana

The West-African gem that is Ghana is a much-loved destination for seasoned travellers and newbies alike. But for those newbies, it can be difficult...

Ghana hosts post-Ebola workshop

A post-Ebola workshop on improving disease monitoring capacities and early warning systems in West Africa has opened in Accra with a call on countries to strengthen...

Vaccination will save 20m lives by 2020 – Study

Vaccination initiatives in the world's poorest countries will have prevented 20 million deaths and saved around $350 billion in health-care costs by 2020, a...

First lady challenges African scientists to tackle infectious diseases on the continent

First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo called on African scientists, Wednesday, to do all they can to deal with the challenge of emerging infectious diseases on...
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Toilet infection is not from dirty toilets; this is why

Actually, the term toilet infection or toilet disease is non-medical. It is a layman’s word to describe the...

Feeling a little uncomfortable down there? This may be why

Bacterial vaginosis is a type of vaginal inflammation caused by the overgrowth of bacteria naturally found in the vagina, which upsets the...

3 types of cough never to ignore

Cough can be indicators of underlying health issues especially in these three instances! Coughing is simply the body's way...

Ways to know if your symptoms might mean cancer

The body naturally has aches and pains but there are key indicators that your body might be trying to warn you about...

Best Dancehall artistes in the world…Does Shatta Wale make it on the list?

Dancehall originated in Jamaica in the late 1970s as an offshoot of reggae and has since spread to the rest of...

Gov’t set to adopt WHO-approved biological agent for mosquito control

The Vector Control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, is set to roll out the WHO-recommended...

‘Hepatitis B, C infections, leading causes of death in Ghana’

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has identified the country as having prevalence of chronic hepatitis B and C virus infections, which are...

How much water should I drink a day?

When it comes to the optimum amount of water to drink each day, everyone seems to have a different opinion. So should we be...

Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of...

Dentist reveals 8 foods that causes bad breath

It's a sensitive subject. But halitosis can happen to the best of us. Evidence already shows that eating certain foods, such as garlic and fish,...