Category Archives: Health

Community members trained on how to handle and treat the mentally-ill

About fifty-eight (58) community members in the Northern Region have been trained in the best ways to effectively handle and treat the mentally-ill. The training was provided by the Northern Traditional Healers Association (THA) in Tamale during it's meeting with the community members.The training centered on how to handle cases of mental illness and epilepsy in the northern…
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Tamale Central Hospital desperately needs a theatre, pleads medical superintendent

The Medical Superintendent of the Tamale Central Hospital Dr Mahamadu Mbiniwaya has called on government and benevolent organizations to assist the hospital with the needed facilities to carry out its work. Dr. Mbiniwaya said the theatre which is still under construction, lacks facilities such as anaesthetic machines and theatre beds which make it difficult to work. He lamented the…
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Gushegu midwifery school reminds gov’t about infrastructure promise

The Principal of the Gushegu Midwifery Training School, Hajia Lukaya Alhassan has reminded the government to fulfill its promise of constructing three unit classroom block, an administrative block, a library and an ICT laboratory. The school, the principal said, was bedeviled with accommodation problems posing serious challenge for the authorities to ensure decent accommodation for students. Hajia Lukaya…
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28% of residents in the northern region lack toilet facilities

Twenty eight (28 %) of the population in the northern region have access to a toilet facility, with 72 percent still practising dehumanizing open defecation in 2012, a consultant with the Regional Environmental Health department  Kwasi Bonteng reveals. Out of the 28 percent, 5 percent has access to quality water closets, while 23 percent use…
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