27 pregnant women died due to the inaccessibility of hospitals

Majeed Sulemana, a senior health officer at the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Upper East Regional Directorate, revealed that 27 pregnant women in need of critical medical attention died in the Bawku municipality between 2021 and 2022. This is due to the ongoing conflict in Bawku, which is located in the Upper East region. Majeed stated that 20 pregnant women died in 2021, with seven more dying by the end of December 2022. “This is due to the inability of pregnant women to visit and receive me...[Read More]

Mikheil Saakashvili: The previous Georgian president’s condition has ignited concern

World pioneers have required the arrival of imprisoned previous Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili after he seemed skinny at a trial. Mr Saakashvili – who seemed by means of video at Wednesday’s hearing – has been in a Georgian jail since October 2021. He was sentenced for committing maltreatment of force while in office. He says the charges were politically roused. Since his detainment, his well-being has weakened altogether and he has affirmed he was harmed by specialists...[Read More]

‘My wife can’t harm customers’ – Husband of Yellow Sisi Waakye vendor

The husband of the popular Yellow Sisi Special Waakye vendor has expressed his wife’s trauma as a result of customers being poisoned and dying after eating his wife’s food. He expressed doubts about his wife’s business’s ability to recover from the heinous incident and the negative image it has created. In an interview with Citi FM in Accra, the disturbed man stated that his wife loved her family and the customers she served too much to intentionally harm or kill them. &#...[Read More]

The FDA has suspended the operation of the Yellow Sisi waakye joint in Oyibi, which killed one person

The Food and Drugs Authority has suspended the Yellow Sisi Waakye joint in Oyibi, which resulted in one death and over 40 hospitalisations. The FDA’s environmental assessment of food preparation revealed that unsanitary practises and food handling could have resulted in food contamination, leading to the outbreak of foodborne disease. According to the FDA, a joint investigation with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) began immediately after the incident was brought to their attention, in accor...[Read More]

5 died and 40 hospitalized after eating Waakye from an eatery in Oyibi

Investigations are underway into the deaths of five Waakye customers and the hospitalisation of forty others at Bush Canteen junction in Oyibi, Greater Accra Region. The tragic incident occurred on Friday, January 20, 2023, leaving residents in both shock and fear. Yellow Sisi, the waakye vendor, and some of her family members who ate the food were hospitalised after experiencing severe stomach aches. Among those who died after eating the popular Waakye were a pregnant woman and a lotto vendor. ...[Read More]

“Suicide in Africa needs to be treated seriously”

Concerns about a mental health crisis that is tearing through Egyptian higher education institutions have been raised by suicides among university students, particularly medical students, and it is necessary to take action. Six students perished between October and September 2022, three of whom were in the medical field (two pharmacy students and one medicine student). Local media also reported that six university students killed themselves: three students majoring in medicine, one in dentistry,...[Read More]

World’s tallest man appeals for medical support

Sulemana Abdul Samed, a 29-year-old Ghanaian who claims to be the world’s tallest man, has requested medical attention. Sulemana, also known as ‘Awuche,’ which means “let’s go,” is physically unfit. ‘Awuche,’ who stands 9 feet 6 inches tall, has gigantism. He was attending a monthly appointment to deal with the complications of living as a giant a few years ago when he was asked to stand straight against a measuring rod. He said he wasn’t sur...[Read More]

Nutritionist: Food inflation has a direct impact on nutrition and reproductive health

According to nutritionist Fred Amese, the high cost of food has a direct impact on nutrition, food choice behavior, and people’s health because as the cost of food rises, people will settle for less healthy meals, resulting in an increase in diet-related illnesses in Ghana. Mr Amese stated that people will resort to less expensive and less nutritious food brands or food combinations that are not healthy in order to feel satisfied by filling their stomachs, which will place a burden on the ...[Read More]

Pharmaceutical companies to return to cash and carry due to harsh economy

Following the high cost of production, the Ghana National Chamber of Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association, and Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association of Ghana have resorted to the cash-and-carry system. According to the associations, economic indicators such as high inflation, high-interest rates, increases in fuel prices, and high utility costs are influencing raw material prices, resulting in a high cost of the finished product. In a statement to the press, William ...[Read More]

My father wouldn’t have died if the Healthcare system was good

Dr Michael Boadi Nyamekye, General Overseer of The Maker’s House Chapel International, has sadly recounted the death of his father, Charles Kofi Nyamekye. After a brief illness, Senior Nyamekye died on Friday, July 22, 2014. Speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen about four months after his father’s death, the renowned pastor expressed hope that his father would not have died if Ghana’s healthcare system had been better. Despite not disclosing the details of his death, Dr. Ny...[Read More]

Substandard contraceptives and aphrodisiacs seized

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized GHS 10 million worth of bynillin nicotine, cartons of Postinor-2; an oral contraceptive for women, cosmetics, medical devices, Chinese herbal medicines, and aphrodisiac. The 2,600 bottles of bynillin nicotine and 100 cartons of postinor 2 will be destroyed at the Adepa Landfill site in Nsawam, along with substandard medications and items. Mr Vigil Edward Prah-Eshun, FDA’s Head of Intelligence, stated that the medicines were seized because they ...[Read More]

Neglect of PWDs and mental illness is a national security concern

Joseph Whittal, Commissioner of the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), is calling for national attention to what he calls the neglect of people with disabilities and mental health conditions. Mr. Whittal describes it as a matter of national security, stating that the state must prioritize their protection, particularly during national emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at a Ghana Somubi Dwumadie forum on how the vulnerable coped during Ghana’s C...[Read More]

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