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Don’t use dexamethasone as COVID-19 prevention drug – FDA

Ghana's Food and Drugs Authority says dexamethasone, a steroid drug that British medical scientists have hailed as a breakthrough in the fight against coronavirus should not be used for...

COVID-19 treatment centres expanded from 33 to 71

The government has expanded the number of COVID-19 treatment centres from 33 to 71, to ensure that all infected persons receive quality care. It has also increased the number of...

Coalition pushes for payment of fines for non-wearing of face masks

The Coalition of NGO's in Health has asked government to replicate the payment of fines for non- wearing of face masks, introduced in the Ho Municipality. This and others are...

Coronavirus: Ghana’s case load surges to 12, 929

The confirmation of 339 new COVID-19 infections have caused Ghana’s case count to rise to 12, 929. Additionally, 58 patients have recovered from the disease, increasing the country’s recoveries to...

GHS receives Enzyme supplement to support treatment of COVID-19 patients

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Wednesday (June 17), received a donation of some health products including; immune system boosters worth GHC200, 000 from Niwi International Ghana Limited to...

Juaben Government Hospital receive medical supplies worth $4,000

The Chairman of the Council of State and Paramount Chief of Asante Juaben, Nana Otuo Siriboe has donated essential medical supplies worth four thousand US dollars to the Juaben...

V/R: Panic among health professionals after 40 of them contract COVID-19

Forty health workers in the Volta Region have been infected with COVID-19. This is out of the 274 confirmed cases in the region. This was announced by the Volta Regional...

Ashanti Region runs out of beds to treat COVID-19 patients

The Ashanti Region has run out of beds to treat COVID-19 patients. According to the Regional Health Directorate, the region may not have the capacity to  handle additional exponential cases...

Boy appeals for support to undergo reconstructive surgery

The parents of Joseph Appiah, a three-year-old boy at Korchikrom, a farming community in the Bosome Freho District of Ashanti region are appealing for ¢20,000.00 to enable their child...

3-month-old baby dies of covid-19 as Northern region’s case count rises to 52

The case count for COVID-19 in the Northern Region now stands at fifty-two with three deaths and thirty-two recoveries. The Northern Regional Director of Health, Dr. John Eleeza, disclosed this...

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Africa

COVID-19: 40 South Africa soldiers test positive

The South Africa Defence Force (SANDF) has confirmed that at least 40 of its officers have tested positive for coronavirus. "Like all other front-line workers,...

Sierra Leone doctors’ strike leaves COVID-19 patients without care

A doctors' strike in Sierra Leone has left Covid-19 patients in some of the main treatment centres without care. The doctors say they were promised...

World

Japan flooding: Many feared dead in flooded care home

Fifteen people are believed dead and nine are missing on Japan's southern island of Kyushu as devastating rains cause flooding and landslides. Fourteen victims were...

Khashoggi murder: Turkish absentia trial of 20 Saudis opens

Twenty Saudi nationals have gone on trial in absentia in Turkey over the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. He was killed inside the Saudi...