By ADM`s Medical
correspondent | Posted: Saturday, November 03, 2007
Medical history and a surgical breakthrough occurred in
Tema on Monday October 29 2007. For the first time in
Ghana and perhaps sub-Saharan Africa, a patient had a
“brain pacemaker” placed deep within the sensitive
structures of the brain in order to stop disabling
The patient was suffering
from Parkinson’s Disease (PD) - a condition that causes
people to shake uncontrollably and walk with difficulty
in a shuffling manner.
An international team of brain surgeons led by the
Ghanaian neurosurgeon, Dr. Nii Bonney Andrews performed
the delicate seven hour operation at the Tema
International NeuroCenter (TIN) located within the
Narh-Bita Hospital in Tema.
Other brain surgeons who participated included Dr. Rick
Schuurman and Dr. Papain Van den Moncken both from the
Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam and Dr. Philip
Batiade of Frankfurt...
Dr. Nii Bonney
Andrews and the brain team of
Dr. Rick Schuurman
and Dr. Papain Van den Moncken both from the
Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam and Dr.
Philip Batiade of Frankfurt.
Accra, Nov 16, Ghanadot/GNA - The Black Meteors, Ghana's
national under 23 team, were on Friday held to a heart breaking
goalless draw game by the Flying Eagles of Nigeria, in the
Olympic Games Qualifier at the refurbished Ohene Djan Stadium in
Accra, Nov. 16, Ghanadot/GNA
- The British Council on Friday organised a Youth Forum in
Accra with a call on the youth to dismiss the perception
that living and working in Ghana or Africa was unrewarding
and that they would only succeed when they travelled to
Accra, Nov. 16, Ghanadot/GNA - A court presided by Mr.
Samuel Diwuoh remanded Thomas Osei, the driver who crossed
President John Agyekum Kufuor's convoy on the Liberation Link,
near Opeibea House, last Wednesday, into Police custody until
November 30 when he appeared at the Accra Motor Court today.......More