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Ex-Prez Kufuor Undergoes Successful Spinal Surgery

Former President John Agyekum Kufuor last week underwent a successful spinal surgery at the Cardiothoracic Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. The two-hour long operation was carried out by a team of doctors led by Dr Oheneba Boachie-Adjei, the internationally acclaimed spinal surgeon and his team from The Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine Clinic in Accra. Other core members of the surgical team were Dr Harry Akoto, neurosurgeon, Dr Lawrence Sereboe, director of the Cardiothoracic Unit with their teams of nurses and paramedics from the Korle-Bu Teaching…

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Second dose of measles vaccination begins

The Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and its partners, has began a second dose measles vaccination for children of 18 to 30 months. This is to give children better protection and to reduce the incidence of death among them. The programme, which has been integrated into the routine schedule of child immunisation, is aimed at achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4, which is to address infant mortality. Ms Honesty Nunetu, Head of the Health Promotion Unit of…

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God’s Grace

2 cor. 12;9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Your salvation was by Grace.Grace found us when we were lost.One great thing about God’s grace is that it is never ending and always abundant.Apostle Paul during his ministry made so many emphasis on the grace of God and why it is important for us to recieve Grace in our daily walk with God.God’s grace is the power that helps you to endure even when feel like giving up…

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Nelson Mandela ‘stable after surgery for abdominal complaint

Former South Africa President Nelson Mandela is in a stable condition after undergoing surgery, the BBC understands. Officials said he was taken to hospital overnight for a “long-standing abdominal complaint” which needed “proper specialist medical attention”. A government spokesman said the former leader was “in good spirits and well”. The 93-year-old statesman and anti-apartheid icon has suffered declining health in recent years. In a statement, President Jacob Zuma’s office said the “love and good wishes of all South Africans and people throughout the world” were with Mr Mandela, and asked for…

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Syria unrest: Red Cross begins Homs evacuation

The Red Cross has begun moving women and children from part of the besieged Syrian city of Homs, officials say. Syrian Arab Red Crescent ambulances are moving them from the suburb of Baba Amr, which has been under heavy attack, after negotiations earlier in the day. Injured journalists are among those awaiting rescue, but the International Committee of the Red Cross says it wants to evacuate all those in need. The news comes as a major conference in Tunisia is pushing for aid access. Delegates from 70 countries have gathered…

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Heart attack symptoms ‘differ in women’

Fewer women than men suffering from a heart attack appear to experience chest pain symptoms, according to a study of more than one million people in the US. Overall men have significantly more heart attacks, but under the age of 55 women are more likely to die from one. Without displaying the classic chest pain symptoms of a heart attack, researchers say some women may not be getting the right kind of treatment. The study looked at patients seen at more than 1,000 hospitals. The research found that among younger women…

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Harare Residents Dissatisfied With Gov’t Response to Typhoid Outbreaks

Harare Residents Dissatisfied With Gov’t Response to Typhoid Outbreaks The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says government did not act urgently enough and that things could get worse For six months now, the residents of high density suburbs ringing Harare, Zimbabwe, have been living in fear of a repeat of the traumatic cholera epidemic of 2008-2009 following a series of outbreaks of other water-borne diseases such as typhoid. Many are asking why the government has not made more progress since the cholera epidemic in upgrading water and sanitation…

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Be Still

Psalm. 46;10 Be still, and know that I am God: To be still is; not to move,to be quite and calm.In these times of fast movements in life, God is requiring of us to also have times of stillness.From the memory verse,we understand that he asked for stillness,before asking us to know (to recognise and understand ) him. We have become too busy with a lot of stuff.So therefore,we find it difficult to understand and recognise his ways.we  make ourselves too busy,looking for life in dead places.But if we will take time to…

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Korle Bu Cries For Help

MANAGEMENT OF Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) have launched an appeal for the public to come to the rescue of the facility. Head of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department at the hospital, Professor Sam Anenyi Obed who made the call said “even provision of service is not easy for us; we just don’t have the money.” This, according to him was due to the fact that Korle-Bu was the mother of all health facilities, even for referral cases in the country. He made these comments at a ceremony to rededicate the…

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Stakeholders in health agree to resolve differences on capitation pilot in Ashanti

(GHANA)NEWS RELEASE CAPITATION PILOT – JOINT STATEMENT ON THE WAY FORWARD Following the launch of the capitation pilot in the Ashanti Region in January 2012 after months of preparation, various issues and difficulties emerged. As the NHIA moved to address the issues, the Society of Private Medical and Dental Practitioners (SPMDP) announced its withdrawal from the capitation pilot. Their withdrawal meant that the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) were the remaining healthcare institutions implementing the pilot programme. Discussions with the Society of Private…

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