20Jul

GHS To Administer New Anti-Malaria Drug To Children

The Northern Regional Directorate of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) will from next week, July 22 to July 28, undertake a mass administration of a new anti-malaria drug to children in the region. A total of 68,983 children between the ages of three months to 59 months are to receive the new Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention […]

20Jul

Methodist Church Ghana Won’t Support Same-Sex Marriage

The Methodist Church of Ghana has disassociated itself from a recent decision by its British counterparts to embrace same-sex marriages. Speaking at a press conference, Presiding Bishop, Most Rev. Dr Paul Boafo, said the Church in Ghana is independent of the British and not bound by the decision taken at a conference in Birmingham. “I […]

20Jul

Algeria Win 2019 Africa Cup Of Nations

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo. Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomes. Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty for […]

08Jul

Hypertension Cases In Ghana Surge

Changes in lifestyles including poor eating habits are contributing immensely to growing cases of hypertension in Ghana. Dr. Seth Yao Nani, a Physician Specialist at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, made this known in a presentation at a medical forum organised by the Holy Trinity Medical Centre on Friday, July 5, 2019 in Accra. The […]

08Jul

2019 AFCON: Black Stars Knocked Out On Penalties By Tunisia

The Black Stars have been knocked out of the 2019 African Cup of Nations by Tunisia after a dramatic shootout which saw Caleb Ekuban’s penalty saved. The match was decided on spot-kicks after it finished 1-1 after extra-time. Tunisia took the lead after Taha Khenissi’s shot went in off the post but the Black Stars […]

01Jul

FDA Launches Mobile App For Reporting Medication Side Effects

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) in its efforts to improve health safety has launched a mobile application dubbed “Med Safety” to enable both healthcare professionals and the public report side effects of medicines to the Authority. The reports received through the mobile app will be compared to reports received via established routes for completeness, […]

01Jul

ECOWAS Finally Adopts ECO As Single Currency

Beginning in January 2020, countries within the West African sub-region will be able to use a single currency called ECO. The currency was adopted by the Authority of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government on Saturday in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. The West African leaders endorsed the currency at their 55th Ordinary Session and approved a […]

24Jun

Police Process Two Boys For Court For Feigning Kidnappings

Two boys in the Upper East Region are to face the law for faking their kidnapping. According to the Upper East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Ampofo Duku, the conduct of the suspects was unlawful; thus the need for them to be arraigned to serve as a deterrent to others. He said on Accra-based radio station, […]

24Jun

PURC Approves 8.01% Increase In Water Tariff

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has approved an 8.01 per cent increment in water tariff, effective July 2019. At a press conference, the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Maame Dufie Ofori, said the depreciation of the cedi to the dollar, projected inflation rate and increasing electricity and water demands have necessitated the increment. The […]