A Scottish nurse who nearly died after she contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone two years ago is facing disciplinary action, charged with misconduct. Pauline Cafferkey is accused of concealing a high temperature from medical staff on her return to the...
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has approved a vaccine, namely the Johnson Ebola vaccine for clinical trials as part of international effort to find a cure to deadly Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). A second vaccine, the GSK vaccine, is...
Three persons have reportedly died as a result of a cholera outbreak in the Central regional capital Cape Coast.Checks by Starr News’ Central regional correspondent Kwaku Baah-Acheamfour revealed that the cases were recorded at the Ewim Polyclinic and Cape...
Government will seek to boost the accessibility of primary healthcare delivery in the country in 2016 as it has assured to secure more Community Based Health Planning and Services(CHPS) compounds in the Rural areas. Finance Minister Seth Terkper says government...
In a build up to Ghana’s 2016 elections, Starrfmonline.com is serializing aspects of the manifestos of the leading political parties – the ruling National Democratic Congress and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).We kick off our maiden edition with...
West African residents have frequent opportunities for exposure to the hepatitis C virus, according to a comprehensive review in the journal PLOS ONE co-authored by infectious disease specialist Jennifer Layden, MD, PhD of Loyola University Medical Center and Loyola...
According to a new report released by Family Planning 2020 (FP2020), more women and girls than ever who want to avoid or delay a pregnancy —290.6 million—are voluntarily using modern contraceptives in the world’s poorest countries, an increase of...
An amount of GH¢1 million has been approved by government to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital to help mitigate the crisis at that facility.The Ministry of Finance is currently working on the necessary processes for the release of the funds.This...
Health officials in Accra will today issue an alert on pneumococcal meningitis. The region has recorded two more suspected cases bringing the total number to five with one confirmed. The deadly pneumococcal meningitis that started in the Brong Ahafo...
A slow international response and a failure of leadership were to blame for the "needless suffering and death" caused by the recent Ebola epidemic, a panel of experts has concluded. Led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine,...

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