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14 March 2013 | Health

Vodafone Healthline Educates Public On Infectious Diseases
Vodafone Healthline Educates Public On Infectious Diseases

Vodafone's multi-award-winning TV show, HealthLine, continues to enjoy massive viewership across the country as it educates Ghanaians on important health issues. In its third episode, our doctors answer questions on Infectious Diseases. They talk about how to prevent deadly diseases such as Cholera, Mumps and Tuberculosis and highlight the common lifestyle practices that lead to the spread of these conditions.

Dr Byrite Asamoah stresses the importance of taking the medication prescribed for Tuberculosis sufferers in order to prevent the condition from recurring.

Infectious diseases, though deadly can be easily prevented if members of the public fostered habits such as the washing of hands, covering one's mouth when coughing and having personal tools like spoons and cups. These common practices prevent the transfer of the diseases to other people.

The importance of childhood immunisation is made very clear in the 'Kids' Corner' segment as Dr. Ruth points out that the deaths of many children under the age of 5 years could have been prevented by the simple act of immunisation and sticking to the immunisation schedule in the country in which the child is living.

The treatment room in this week's episode tackles the potentially deadly problem of dehydration and teaches simple homemade remedies that can prevent it. Dehydration is the excess loss of water and vital electrolytes from the body and is common in conditions such as diarrhoea and cholera.

Dr. Byrite and Dr Lorraine demonstrate how simple household ingredients such as sugar and salt can be used to make Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) to restore the balance of water and electrolytes. They also talk about the benefits of adding zinc to the ORS to help control the diarrhoea.

This week's episode also profiles Nancy Cobbinah, a zoomlion worker whose pride and dedication in keeping our streets clear of litter is praiseworthy.

Vodafone HealthLine airs on Wednesdays on Viasat 1 at 8pm and Crystal TV at 8.30pm; it is then repeated on Sundays on Metro TV at 6pm; Multi TV, eTV and Top TV at 8pm.

For further information, please contact the Vodafone Ghana Press Information Line on 020 340 1313. You can also connect with Vodafone Ghana at: or through our BB pin 2827653D. Healthline viewers can also visit

About Vodafone Ghana
The most awarded telecoms company in 2012 winning amongst others, Most Respected Telecoms Company and CIMG Telecoms Company of the Year. Vodafone Ghana is an operating company of Vodafone Group Plc. The most valuable telecoms brand in the world and one of the most valuable global brands with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States. Vodafone Ghana is a total communications solutions provider - mobile, fixed lines, internet, voice and data - and is currently unmatched in providing fixed line and internet services - the leader and the first choice for Ghanaians

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