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Stigma now a major challenge in the Coronavirus fight – GHS

The Chairman of the National Risk Communication and Social Mobilization Committee of COVID-19, Dr. Aboagye Da Costa says stigma has become one of the major challenges in the fight against the virus in the country.

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Coronavirus:Ghana’s High Commissioner to UK Papa Owusu Ankomah tests positive

Ghana’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom Papa Owusu Ankomah has tested positive for coronavirus, reports closely monitored by SilverNEWS suggests.

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COVID-19: KATH tightens measures, suspend surgeries, OPD services

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital has suspended all non-emergency surgeries and OPD services as management announces additional measures to stem the spread of deadly novel Coronavirus outbreak in the country.

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Coronavirus: Infected patient from Turkey is a Ghanaian – Oppong Nkrumah

The Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah yesterday revealed that one of the two persons confirmed as having contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a Ghanaian.

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Coronavirus confirmed as pandemic by World Health Organization

The coronavirus outbreak has been labelled a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the number of cases outside China had increased 13-fold in two weeks. He said he was "deeply concerned" by "alarming levels of inaction".

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Watch out for deadly AMR; 700,000 people could die yearly – WHO

The National Awareness campaign geared toward educating the public about Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), dubbed National AMR Awareness Campaign, has been launched.

According to WHO, “Antimicrobial resistance is the ability of a microbe to resist the effects of medication that once could successfully treat the microbe. The term antibiotic resistance is a subset of AMR, as it applies only to bacteria becoming resistant to antibiotics.”

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Eat local foods to prevent premature deaths - Professor Akosa

A former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, has raised concern about the rate at which recent lifestyle and eating habits are leading to the premature deaths of a lot of the Ghanaian working class.

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Coronavirus: Think outside the box – OccupyGhana to health officials

Pressure Group OccupyGhana has asked Ghana’s health authorities to think outside the box in preventing the coronavirus from coming in and spreading in the country.

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NHIA denies allegations of not paying claims to service providers

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has dismissed accusations of not paying claims to health service providers thus crippling the businesses of pharmaceutical suppliers.

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Epilepsy is curable, stop seeking spiritual help - Psychiatrist

Dr Francis Oppong, a Psychiatric Specialist at the Okomfo Anokye Teaching Kospital (KATH), has admonished the public to seek professional help for epileptic patients rather than resorting to spiritual intervention at prayer camps.

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