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Month: February 2016

PRESS STATEMENT DELIVERED BY DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF GHANA HEALTH SERVICE DR. EBENEZER APPIAH DENKYIRA ON THE MENINGITIS SITUATION IN GHANA, 15th FEBRUARY, 2016

  Ladies and Gentlemen of the Press Directors of Ministry of Health/ Ghana Health Service Rep. from WHO Distinguished Health Professionals Good Afternoon We are grateful to have you here today to brief you on the meningitis situation in the…

DAMAGE CONTROL IN BURNS WOUND MANAGEMENT

  Arguably burn injured individuals are amongst the most susceptible to infection of any trauma group. They are hypercatabolic, immune compromised and have large wounds covered with necrotic tissue, inviting opportunistic pathogens.Multi-resistant wound flora is common place. Lack of skin…

BEFORE I BECAME A NURSE

  Nursing is a noble profession and as a result most young women want to be trained as such. As noble as it can, most people would want to be nurses because it is lucrative. Growing up, I had the…

Zika virus : WHO declares global emergency .

Zika virus is spread by the Aedes  mosquitoe , the same insect that spreads dengue  and Chikungunyga  which are viral haemorrhagic fevers . The virus was first isolated the Zika forest of Uganda.  About one in five persons exposed to…

Symmetric peripheral gangrene in child with severe sepsis

  Presenting complain : Fever, two episodes of convulsion, altered consciousness of three days duration Three year old female child, was well until she developed a sudden onset of  fever and tonic clonic seizures  . Each seizure  episodes lasted about…

Update on the outbreak of meningitis in Ghana.

Cases of meningitis were reported in Nsokow in the Tain district and its surrounding environment in the later parts of 2015. Nsokow is a small town in the Tain district, Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. The main economic activity is…