Post Tagged with: "Health"

Tobinco Ordered To Return Medicines To Suppliers

Tobinco Ordered To Return Medicines To Suppliers

Tobinco Ordered To Return Medicines To Suppliers There seems to be no end to the woes of Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited, even with the intervention of Parliament, as the long arm of the law keeps pursuing the company and its chief executive officer (CEO). This time around, it is not about the importation of unregistered medicines but obstructing public officers from […]

December 4, 2013 ·
 
Cholera: Africa Leads, Ghana in First Five

Cholera: Africa Leads, Ghana in First Five

Cholera: Africa Leads, Ghana in First Five A report published by the World Health Organisation (WHO), says by the end of 2011 a total number of 589,854 cholera cases had been reported globally, out of which 7,816 deaths were recorded.

November 21, 2013 ·
 
The medical team monitoring the progress of one of the beneficiary children moments after the surgery

KATH- 16 Children Benefit From Free Open Heart Surgery

KATH- 16 Children Benefit From Free Open Heart Surgery A team of 32 open heart surgeons from the Children’s Hospital, Boston (CHB) of the Harvard University in the United States of America (USA), in collaboration with doctors at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, has successfully performed open heart surgeries for 16 children suffering from cardiovascular diseases.

November 20, 2013 ·
 
Korle Bu

EXPOSED! 1,053 Ghosts on Korle Bu’s Payroll

1,053 Ghosts on Korle Bu’s Payroll One thousand and fifty-two members of staff cannot be accounted for at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) after a head count. An additional 60 who are paid through the hospital’s internally generated funds (IGFs) can also not be accounted for.

November 15, 2013 ·
 
Kawu (salt petre)

FDA Warns Against Use of Fake Spices

FDA Warns Against Use of Fake Spices The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has warned food vendors to avoid using fake spices to prepare food, since the products are a threat to human health. Ms Sharon Annison, FDA Regulatory Officer, who gave the warning at a three-day workshop on food safety at Nungua in Accra, organised by Ghana Traditional Caterers […]

November 11, 2013 ·
 
Used “Piotos” Back On The Market After Ban

Used “Piotos” Back On The Market After Ban

Used “Piotos” Back On The Market After Ban More than two years after the ban on the importation of used undergarments and sanitary ware came into effect, the items can be found on the Ghanaian market. Importers, according to the Ghana Standards Authority (GSA), were using unapproved routes to smuggle the items into the country.

October 24, 2013 ·
 
Cardiovascular Diseases On The Rise In Ghana

Cardiovascular Diseases On The Rise In Ghana

Cardiovascular Diseases On The Rise In Ghana A large number of Ghana’s aged population is likely die from cardiovascular diseases in the coming years. According to the Ghana National Cardiothoracic Centre based at the Korle bu Teaching Hospital, the lifestyle of many Ghanaians who are now approaching their old age wouldn’t help matters.

October 17, 2013 ·
 
UNICEF- Millions of Children Die From Diarrheal Every Year

UNICEF- Millions of Children Die From Diarrheal Every Year

UNICEF- Millions of Children Die From Diarrheal Every Year Millions of children in developing countries reportedly die every year from diarrheal and acute respiratory infections. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the simple act of hand washing with soap is the most effective and inexpensive way to prevent more children from contracting such diseases.

October 16, 2013 ·
 
Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited Sues FDA

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited Sues FDA

Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Sues FDA. Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited has applied for an interim injunction against the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to restrain the FDA from further destroying products of the company until the final determination of the suit. The Fast Track High Court has thus fixed October 16, 2013 to hear the case. [Read Also: Tobinco-sacks-600-workers] According to the plaintiffs, […]

October 7, 2013 ·
 
Prof Frimpong Boateng

Frimpong-Boateng: I need Help To Build 3 More Heart Centres

Frimpong-Boateng needs help to build 3 more heart centres Ghana’s first heart surgeon, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng says he intends building up to three cardiothoracic centres in Ghana. Presently, Ghana has only one cardio centre, which was built through the personal efforts of Prof. Frimpong-Boateng, after he had repatriated his surgical skills back home from Germany.

October 5, 2013 ·
 
Hitman condoms

FDA Warns Against Use of Hitman Condoms

FDA Warns Against Use of Hitman Condoms. The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has drawn the attention of the public to the importation and distribution of fake Hit Man Condoms by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals Limited. The fake condoms were manufactured by Universal Prophylactic Pvt Ltd, Aurangabad- India.

October 4, 2013 ·
 
Tobinco Sacks 600 Workers

Tobinco Sacks 600 Workers

Over 600 workers of local Pharmaceutical Company, Tobinco, have been laid off. The company says the workers have become redundant following the branding of its imported drugs as fake by the food and drugs authority. The FDA recently warned the public against purchasing drugs imported by Tobinco Pharmaceuticals after majority of its drugs failed to meet the quality approval standards […]

October 2, 2013 ·