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2019 Batch of Nurses Demand posting after staying home for 2 years
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2019 Batch of Nurses Demand posting after staying home for 2 years

The Coalition of Unemployed Nurses and Midwives Association is threatening to embark on a massive demonstration to register their displeasure over the government’s failure to give clearance to some of its members who completed school in 2019.The group says the Ministry of Health and Finance granted financial clearance to the 2019 batch in October 2020 but excluded the referral nurses.“The government and the Ministry of Health have treated us unfairly. We completed school in 2019, but the results came out, they said we had failed some courses, so we went back to re-write the papers. But we started national service in 2020 and completed the following year”, said the Public Relations Officer for the Association, Georgina Kwakye. He indicated that the group will continue to protest until they...
Make Lupus Visible In Ghana-Dr Calls out
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Make Lupus Visible In Ghana-Dr Calls out

Accra, May 10, 2022 – “If we are able to get the right diagnosis of SLE or lupus, patients can get better care,” says Dr. Ahmed Habib, Medical Superintendent at the Volta Regional Hospital (formerly Hohoe Municipal Hospital) in support of World Lupus Day. World Lupus Day 2022 themed ‘Make Lupus Visible’ is being marked in Ghana and around the world to highlight the impact of lupus on the body’s organs. Research in Ghana indicates that delay in diagnosis of lupus leads to prolonged suffering from inflammation and which can result in organ damage. There are many diagnosed as well as undiagnosed people suffering from lupus in Ghana. The World Lupus Federation global survey 2022 indicates that 87% of people living with lupus have experienced at least one organ affected by the disease. Acco...
BNARI begins research into mosquito breeding sites
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BNARI begins research into mosquito breeding sites

The Biotechnology and Nuclear Agriculture Research Institute (BNARI) of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) today begins a research on mosquito breeding sites at Kwabenya in the Ga East Municipality.The two weeks exercise which is aimed at helping to develop malaria control measures in the country would also assess bed net ownership and usage among the residents of Kwabenya.The Director of BNARI, Dr Michael Osae, made this known yesterday when he interacted with journalists to announce activities for the institute’s month-long malaria awareness campaign in commemoration of the World Malaria Day.According to Dr. Osae, the campaign was to empower communities toward malaria prevention and control, and help solve the problem of malaria through research-driven solutions.“Research has sho...
The Eucalyptus herb and its exceptional benefits to our teeth
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The Eucalyptus herb and its exceptional benefits to our teeth

The role it plays today in toothpaste and dentistry Ever wondered what Eucalyptus is all about? I am sure a considerable number of Ghanaians might have seen it, chewed it, gargled it or experienced its unique benefits in one way or the other. Well, the benefits of the eucalyptus herb are enormous to the skin, to our health and even in maintaining good oral health care. Now, let’s take a keen look at what the herb does in totality and how it’s one of the best ingredients to look out for in a toothpaste. Eucalyptus trees are commonly known as Gum trees, 30 feet tall, fast growing evergreen tree with some of about 100 feet tall. The history of eucalyptus dates to ancient history in the year 1642, when Abel Janszoon Tasman explored Tasmania, an island off Australia and discovered ...