Accra

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is a friendly city of about three million people. Its architecture ranges from traditional African buildings to large, elegant colonial houses and modern high-rise blocks. Since the early 1990s, a number of new buildings have gone up, including the distinctive boat-shape...

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Accra opens infectious disease isolation centre

La General Hospital launches centre with Danish support. A multi-purpose infectious disease isolation centre has been inaugurated at the La General Hospital in Accra, the first of five such units t...
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Major expansion for Accra hospital

Ridge Hospital in Accra will become nation's largest medical facility. The newly expanded and upgraded Ridge Hospital in Accra is set to become Ghana's largest hospital when it opens in August, acc...
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Ebola emergency response headquarters in Accra

 United Nations set up Accra base to co-ordinate Ebola fight The newly-established United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has opened a new headquarters in Accra. The...
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Ghana bans West Africa flights

Ban prompted by Ebola outbreak Ghana has banned flights from other west African countries due to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed over 670 lives and recently spread to Lagos in Nigeria. The...
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Ghana prepares against Ebola

Test on Ghana's first suspected case of Ebola proves negative Ghana has stepped up its health surveillance since the outbreak of Ebola in other west African countries Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Le...
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82,000 children in Ghana die before fifth birthday

UNICEF call for greater awareness of hygiene Out of every one million children born in Ghana, some 82,00000 die before their fifth birthday, according to figures released by the United Nations Chi...
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Ghana doctors shut down emergency services

All emergency medical services were withdrawn in Ghana on Monday 22 April as part of an ongoing nationwide strike by doctors. The decision to intensify the strike action, which so far has involved...
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Mama Ye campaign launched in Accra

The Mama Ye Ghana Campaign has been launched in Accra as part of Ghana's initiative to reduce maternal and new-born deaths. The awareness programme is being taken to help Ghana achieve one of its...
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Major new sewerage scheme for Accra

Accra have launched a major sanitation and drainage project, in answer to calls from the nation’s president John Dramani Mahama for a seachange in citizens’ attitude to refuse disposal....
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Accra cemeteries full

The three major cemeteries in central Accra - Awudome, La and Osu - are full, according to Simpson Anim Boateng, the metro health director of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA). Boateng said tha...
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Mosquito nets distributed in Accra

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are being distributed door-to-door in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate as part of the Better Ghana Agenda to battle malaria. The Long Lasting...
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Ghanaian parliament bans smoking in public places

The parliament in Ghana has introduced legislation banning smoking in public places, with the new law awaiting final approval from the country’s president John Atta-Mills. The legislation follo...
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Ghana makes history with immunisation programme

Ghana has become the first African country to launch a double vaccination programme against rotavirus and pneumococcal diseases, two of the country’s principal infant killer diseases. Rotavirus...
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Accra fights cholera outbreak

Health authorities have begun fumigating the Odorna sub-metropolitan area about 90 kms to the north of Accra in an attempt to curtail a recent outbreak of cholera. The authorities are due to extend t...
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Cholera epidemic in Accra

According to reports from news agency Reuters, 60 people in Ghana have died as a result of cholera, with 4,000 others hospitalised nationwide in what Ghana's health services are describing as an epide...
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Guinness launches Ghana safe drinking water campaign

Guinness Ghana Breweries is to provide clean drinking water to over 300,000 people in 2010 as part of its a corporate social responsibility programme. The announcement by the company coincided with ce...
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Accra hospitals get new funding

Five Accra hospitals are to see the refurbishment of their maternity wards and theatres after an injection of government cash, according to Ghana News Agency (GNA). Pressure at the city
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Skin disease lecture series launched.

The Accra-based African Commission of Health and Human Rights Promoters (known by its French acronym CAPSDH) has launched a series of fortnightly public lectures on the skin, its functions and the cau...
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Malaria drops in Accra

Following measures undertaken in a collaboration between Cuba based Biological and Pharmaceutical Laboratory Enterprise Group (LABIOFAM) and Ghana

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