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Ghanamedicals.com is recognized as a leading online source for healthcare professionals throughout Ghana. We are committed to offering an extensive selection of diagnostic solutions and medical equipment tailored to the diverse requirements of the medical community.

Our Product Range

Diagnostic Solutions and Medical Equipment

Commitment to Healthcare Delivery

Seamless Access to Essential Medical Supplies

We ensure easy access to essential medical supplies for healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics, health centers, and care homes. Our platform is user-friendly, designed to simplify the procurement process for healthcare practitioners across Ghana.

Nationwide Delivery

Our service promises prompt and safe delivery of orders across Ghana, catering to healthcare providers in both bustling districts and remote regions, with a guarantee of products arriving in ready-to-use condition.

Partnership in Healthcare

Supporting Medical Professionals

Ghanamedicals.com acts as a steadfast partner to medical professionals, including doctors, physician assistants, laboratory scientists, and nurses, especially those working at the district and regional levels. We provide the necessary diagnostic test devices and medical equipment to support their practices.

Our Commitment to Quality

Enhancing Patient Care

Understanding the hurdles in accessing high-quality medical supplies, we have optimized our services to meet these challenges head-on. Choosing Ghanamedicals.com means ensuring your facility is equipped with top-tier medical diagnostics and patient care tools.

Elevating Medical Practices in Ghana

By partnering with Ghanamedicals.com, healthcare providers are assured of enhancing their services with our reliable and trusted medical supply services. We invite you to explore Ghanamedicals.com and take the initial step towards elevating your medical practice with our quality-driven products and services.

Medical Equipment

At Ghanamedicals.com, we understand the pivotal role that high-quality medical equipment plays in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients.

Our comprehensive range of medical supplies is designed to meet the needs of healthcare facilities of all sizes, ensuring that they are well-equipped to provide the best possible care.

Our selection of medical equipment is categorized into three main sections: Diagnostic Devices, Point of Care Testing Devices, and Consumables, each tailored to specific medical needs and applications.

Diagnostic Devices

Our diagnostic devices section features an array of equipment essential for accurate and efficient patient diagnosis.

From advanced ultrasound machines that offer clear imaging for various applications, including obstetrics, cardiology, and abdominal scans, to sophisticated spirometers for assessing lung function, our products are selected for their reliability and performance.

We also provide a variety of other diagnostic tools such as ECG machines, X-ray systems, and blood pressure monitors, all designed to enhance diagnostic accuracy and improve patient outcomes.

Point of Care Testing Devices

Point of Care (POC) testing devices have revolutionized the way healthcare is delivered, enabling immediate diagnostic results at the patient’s bedside or in the physician’s office.

Our catalog includes a wide range of POC devices such as glucose monitors, hemoglobin meters, and rapid test kits for infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, and hepatitis. These devices are crucial for making quick decisions about patient care, reducing the need for multiple hospital visits, and ensuring timely treatment initiation.

Consumables

No medical facility can operate without a steady supply of consumables, and at Ghanamedicals.com, we stock a comprehensive range of these essential items.

Our consumables section includes but is not limited to, syringes, gloves, surgical masks, and bandages, as well as laboratory essentials like test tubes, pipettes, and petri dishes.

We also offer a variety of reagents and testing kits for laboratory use. These high-quality consumables are crucial for maintaining hygiene, preventing cross-contamination, and ensuring the smooth operation of daily medical and laboratory procedures.

Ghanamedicals.com is dedicated to providing the Ghanaian healthcare sector with the tools it needs to succeed. By offering a broad spectrum of medical equipment, from diagnostic devices to consumables, we aim to be your trusted partner in healthcare, ensuring you have access to the supplies you need, when you need them.

Our commitment to quality and our understanding of the healthcare landscape in Ghana positions us as a key resource for medical professionals seeking to enhance patient care and operational efficiency.

Lab Equipment

Ghanamedicals.com is dedicated to supporting the backbone of healthcare diagnostics and research through the provision of comprehensive lab equipment.

Understanding the critical role laboratories play in the healthcare ecosystem, we offer a wide range of high-quality lab equipment tailored to meet the rigorous demands of medical testing and research.

Our selection encompasses everything from essential lab reagents to precision instruments, ensuring that laboratories are fully equipped to perform a broad spectrum of analyses. The lab equipment section is thoughtfully divided into three categories: Lab Reagents, Labware, and Microscopes, each designed to address specific needs within the laboratory setting.

Lab Reagents

Lab reagents are fundamental to the accurate analysis and diagnosis of various medical conditions. At Ghanamedicals.com, we supply a vast array of lab reagents for different analytical purposes, including but not limited to, blood typing reagents, culture media for microbiology, chemical indicators, and buffers.

Our reagents are sourced from reputable manufacturers to ensure reliability and consistency in your lab results. Whether you’re conducting routine blood tests or engaging in complex biochemical studies, our high-quality reagents help facilitate precise and dependable outcomes.

Labware

The efficiency and safety of laboratory operations heavily depend on the quality of the labware used. Our comprehensive collection of labware includes durable and high-precision items such as beakers, flasks, pipettes, test tubes, and petri dishes, alongside specialized storage solutions and safety equipment.

Designed to meet the diverse needs of laboratories, our labware is selected for its ability to withstand frequent use and compatibility with various laboratory processes. From basic glassware for sample collection and storage to sophisticated dispensing systems for accurate liquid handling, Ghanamedicals.com ensures that your laboratory is well-stocked with essential supplies.

Microscopes

Microscopes are indispensable tools in the field of medical research and diagnostics, enabling the detailed examination of cells, tissues, and microorganisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye. We offer a range of microscopes suitable for educational, clinical, and research applications, including compound microscopes for cell biology, stereo microscopes for larger specimens, and digital microscopes for enhanced imaging and analysis.

Our selection also features accessories and components, such as lenses, slides, and coverslips, to support the diverse imaging needs of your laboratory. With options catering to various magnification requirements and budgetary constraints, Ghanamedicals.com is committed to providing the tools necessary for advancing scientific discovery and medical diagnosis.

At Ghanamedicals.com, we recognize the vital importance of high-quality lab equipment in advancing healthcare outcomes.

Our curated selection of lab reagents, labware, and microscopes is designed to support laboratories in their quest to achieve excellence in medical testing and research. By equipping your laboratory with the best tools available, we aim to contribute to the enhancement of healthcare services across Ghana, ensuring that every diagnosis is accurate and every research endeavor is successful.

Test Kits

At Ghanamedicals.com, we recognize the critical importance of timely and accurate diagnostics in patient care and public health management. To meet this need, we offer a comprehensive range of test kits that cater to a variety of diagnostic requirements.

Our selection is meticulously curated to ensure high-quality, reliable testing options for healthcare professionals and individuals alike. The test kits we provide are divided into three main categories: STD Tests, Infectious Diseases Testing, and Fertility Testing, each designed to offer precise results and ease of use.

STD Tests

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) are a major public health concern that requires confidential, accurate, and accessible testing solutions.

Our STD test kits are designed to meet these needs, providing reliable and private testing options for a range of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, and hepatitis B and C.

These kits are suitable for both professional use in clinics and hospitals, as well as for individuals seeking confidential self-testing. By making STD testing more accessible, we aim to contribute to early detection and treatment, thereby reducing the spread of these infections.

Infectious Diseases Testing

Infectious diseases, beyond STDs, pose significant health risks and require prompt and accurate diagnosis for effective management and treatment. Our portfolio of infectious diseases testing kits includes rapid tests for malaria, dengue fever, typhoid fever, and tuberculosis, among others.

These kits are designed for use in a variety of settings, from hospital laboratories to field clinics, ensuring that healthcare providers can offer quick and reliable diagnostics even in remote areas. By facilitating early detection of infectious diseases, we help healthcare professionals initiate timely treatment, improving patient outcomes and helping to control outbreaks.

Fertility Testing

fertility testing

Understanding and managing fertility is a crucial aspect of reproductive health. Our fertility testing kits provide valuable insights for individuals and couples planning to conceive.

For women, we offer ovulation prediction kits that help identify the most fertile days to increase the chances of conception.

For men, sperm analysis kits are available to assess sperm count and motility, important factors in male fertility. These kits are designed for privacy and ease of use, allowing individuals to conduct these tests in the comfort of their home, thereby offering a discreet and convenient option for fertility assessment.

Ghanamedicals.com is committed to enhancing healthcare delivery and outcomes through the provision of high-quality diagnostic test kits. Whether it’s facilitating the early detection of STDs, enabling rapid diagnosis of infectious diseases, or assisting individuals in their fertility journey, our test kits are selected to provide accurate, reliable, and timely results.

By equipping healthcare professionals and individuals with the right diagnostic tools, we aim to improve health and wellbeing across Ghana, making essential testing more accessible and convenient.

STD Testing Ghana and Africa

We currently offer a selection of STD tests (also called STI tests) that should cover your initial needs, and plan to expand our product range in the near future. Take a look at our products and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions as our staff are qualified health personnel.

Our contact information is readily available several places on the site, but you can click here to go to our contact page. STDs (or STIs), is a subject with high importance for an individuals health profile and can have a huge impact on your life and social relations. We respect this, and ensure that all your information that you share with us, is private.

Furthermore, if you suspect that you might have a sexually transmitted disease, we want to stress that it’s important you get yourself tested. The reason for this is simple: The longer you go without proper treatment, the higher is the risk for serious complications, including inflammation, sores, blisters, blood infection, infertility, reduced life quality as a whole, and – in some cases – death. Therefore, get tested for STD today and check your infection status. In our shop you will find tests for the most common STD’s in Ghana, and the rest of Africa.

STDs, short for sexually transmitted diseases, are reducing the quality of health and life among more and more individuals. Causing difficult health problems, symptoms, and complications, STD’s represent a problem that ought to be treated as soon as possible.

In Ghana, each day, there are more individuals, many of who are struggling with the common STD’s in complete silence. Being ashamed to ask for help or simply not having the opportunity or resources to do so, they are the victims of the many devastating STD’s. In the following article, we will share some of the most common STD’s, their symptoms, and treatment methods that are used to eliminate these health problems.

Read more: All you need to know about STDs in Africa

Read More: Why Getting Tested For STD’s Is important

Who is at risk for STDs?

Every person who is sexually active needs to do regular testing for the common STDs. However, there are certain groups that are encouraged to peruse testing for STDs on a monthly basis. This would include anyone who:

  • Is practicing unprotected sex;
  • Is practicing sex with multiple partners;
  • Is practicing sex with a person who has a known STD;
  • Is a man engaging in sex with other men;
  • Has a medical history of an STD;
  • Is a sex worker;
  • Is forced to have unprotected sexual intercourse, etc.

Chlamydia in Ghana

Chlamydia is a common sexually-transmitted infection (STI) caused by the bacteria Chlamydia trachomatis. Like the other STIs, Chlamydia as well is transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse. This includes oral, vaginal, and anal sexual intercourse. It affects both men and women, affecting the women’s cervix, rectum, and/or throat, while it affects the men’s urethra, rectum, and/or throat.

About 90% of women and 70% of men are unaware of the presence of Chlamydia since, in most cases, it does not cause any symptoms, which is why Chlamydia is often referred to as “the silent infection.” The potential symptoms in women include vaginal discharge, painful sexual intercourse, pain in the lower abdomen, etc. In men, symptoms such as yellow discharge from the penis, pain in the testicles, and painful urination often develop.

Read More: What is chlamydia and why get tested at home

Chlamydia is representing a serious health problem in Ghana, Africa. In 2008, a study revealed about 9.1% African adults being affected by Chlamydia. Another study from 2010 has revealed that Chlamydia has been present within 4.8% of the female participants in the study, in which 1070 women took part.

Research has also revealed that young people and women have the highest risk of being affected by Chlamydia in their lifetime. On the other hand, men, when affected, are less likely to seek help and proper treatment. Either a urine sample of a swab is used to help confirm the presence of Chlamydia. Chlamydia is efficiently cured with the use of antibiotics. If left untreated, it can lead to health risks such as pelvic inflammatory disease, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and many more. This is why diagnosing it and treating it in its early stages is a must.

Read More: Chlamydia Information

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Genital herpes in Ghana

Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease that causes herpetic sores to appear. The sores are painful blisters that often break and ooze fluid. It is caused by two viruses – HSV-1 and HSV-2 (Herpes simplex virus). Of the two, it is HSV-2 that is most commonly linked as the cause for genital herpes.

Genital herpes can be spread from person to person through the act of unprotected oral, vaginal, or anal sex, but also by direct skin-to-skin contact and kissing. The first sores occur about two days after the virus has been transmitted. Symptoms include visible and painful blisters around the penis, vagina, anus, and buttocks. Blisters may occur inside the mouth, throat, lips, face, and anywhere else that came in direct skin-to-skin contact with the infected person.

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Genital herpes is yet another STD that is found to pose a big threat to the population in Ghana, Africa. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the highest prevalence of genital herpes was reported in Africa, affecting around 118 million adults (HSV-1) and 19.2 million adults (HSV-2). It has been found that there is a high prevalence of genital herpes among women in Ghana.

Another study investigated the prevalence of genital herpes, specifically among asymptomatic women. The study revealed the presence of genital herpes among 42.9% (HSV-1) and 35.0% (HSV-2) of the women in Ghana. Genital herpes can be easily transmitted to the foetus during pregnancy, to which complications such as blindness, brain damage, and even death can follow.

Genital herpes is efficiently diagnosed by collecting a blood sample and a swab from the sores that are present. Unfortunately, there is no cure for the herpes simplex virus. However, there are effective treatment methods that can reduce the outbreaks and speed up the healing time. There are various medications that are used to reduce the present hepatic sores, in addition to reducing the number of outbreaks in the future.

Read More: Genital Herpes in Ghana

Syphilis in Ghana

Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum. The disease, like the others, is transmitted through unprotected oral, vaginal, and anal sexual intercourse.

There are four known stages of Syphilis, including primary, secondary, latent, and tertiary, with it being most infectious in the first and second stages. In the first stage, characteristic sores, known as chancres, occur. They are small, painful blisters that can occur anywhere on the body, including the genital organs, anus, rectum, and mouth. In the second stage, a so-called copper-penny rash on the palms and the feet develops. Moist wart-like lesions may develop as well. During the latent stage, the infection remains hidden without any present symptoms. In the last stage, enter those who have failed to receive proper treatment during the first three stages.

Tertiary syphilis is considered to be life-threatening, causing difficult health risks such as deafness, blindness, memory loss, neurological disorders, heart disease, etc.

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During the period between 2012 and 2016, it has been estimated that the prevalence of Syphilis in Ghana is approximately 2.58%. Research published in 2019 revealed two significant risk factors for the high prevalence of Syphilis in Ghana. It has been suggested that living in rural communities and having a history of coerced sexual intercourse significantly increases the risk for Syphilis.

Syphilis is easily diagnosed by performing a physical exam and taking a swab from a present sore. If any nervous system complications are suspected, a spinal tap can be performed, as well. Its treatment involves the use of penicillin for the first and second stage Syphilis.

Unfortunately, any damage that has been done by late Syphilis cannot be reversed as the complications are permanent.

Read More: Syphilis in Ghana

Gonorrhea in Ghana

Caused by an infection with the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Gonorrhea is a common sexually transmitted infection that can occur in the eyes, throat, vagina, urethra, anus, and around the female reproductive system. It is transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse, including oral, vaginal, and anal sex. Gonorrhea is also transmitted during childbirth, in which case, it is the baby’s eyes that are most commonly affected by the infection.

In many cases, Gonorrhea does not cause any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can affect any part of the body, focusing on the male and female reproductive systems.

In men, symptoms such as pus discharge from the penis, painful urination, and pain in one of the testicles are to be expected.

Women have reported experiencing painful urination, vaginal discharge, painful intercourse, and abdominal pain due to a Gonorrhea infection.

Gonorrhea can affect the joints as well, causing septic arthritis to develop. Having Gonorrhea has been reported to increase the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases, with a focus on HIV.

Read More: HIV and AIDS (if you test positive for Gonorrhea the risk prevalence of HIV should also be tested for).

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Looking into the statistical data for Ghana, Gonorrhea has been estimated to be present in about 6.6% of the women, and 3.5% of the men. Once again, living in rural communities and having a past history of coerced sexual intercourse raises the risk of being affected by this sexually transmitted disease.

Unfortunately, many patients with Gonorrhea skip on asking for help, which makes them more vulnerable to complications such as infertility, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, heart valve damage, inflammation to the lining of the brain, or spinal cord, etc.

The treatment for Gonorrhea involves the use of antibiotics that cause almost immediate symptom relief. The most effective prevention method for Gonorrhea, including all of the other sexually transmitted diseases that we discussed so far, is always using a latex condom during any type of sexual intercourse. Gonorrhea is easily diagnosed by taking a urine sample or a vaginal swab.

Regular testing for Gonorrhea, especially if you are a man who is having sexual intercourse with men or you have any other STDs, is a must.

Read more: Gonorrhea in Ghana

Syphilis, Gonorrhea, genital herpes, and Chlamydia are the four common STDs that every day put the lives of the population of Ghana in serious danger. Research reveals a high prevalence of the common STDs among the population of Ghana. It is of vital importance that their symptoms would be diagnosed and treated properly as soon as the infection has been revealed as a way to preserve the individuals’ health and life.

STDs are widespread in Ghana and Africa

Sexually transmitted diseases are widespread in Ghana and Africa at large. Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, herpes, and Syphilis are the most common in Ghana. Dating back in the pre-colonial era, STDs have had a huge negative impact on the country. Gonorrhea and syphilis were the first to be introduced in the southern parts of the country by the European settlers, and gradually spread to the whole country.

In Ghana, Sexually Transmitted Diseases are handled by the National AIDS Control Council. This started in the year 1993 when STDs were identified as a huge co-factor in HIV acquisition and has borne some significant results.

Consequences

  • Leads to Death(primary or secondary)
  • Cause Cervical cancer
  • Leads to Infertility
  • Causes Pelvic Inflammatory diseases
  • Ectopic pregnancies

Prevalence

Sexually active individuals comprising of the youths and adolescents are at the greatest risk. The reason for this is because of a lack of knowledge, immature reproductive systems, and existing misconceptions.

One survey indicates that gonorrhea is more prevalent in males (43.1%), while chlamydia is more prevalent in females (8.2%). To add on that, data from another study shows prevalence is low in Ghana as compared to other West African countries such as Guinee and Mali. Additionally, it provides an estimate of about 1.9% and 3.2% prevalence among the general population.

Outreach

As early as 1993, the government of Ghana through the department of health had started conducting campaigns to the health workers on AIDS/STDs prevention, detection, and treatment.

Like many other African countries, the full attention of STIs was received at the advent of HIV due to their relationship. While the government has carried out massive campaigns on the prevention of HIV, STDs control and treatment stands to benefit. For example, an awareness campaign on the use of a condom will prevent an individual from contracting an STI to prevent the contraction of HIV. It’s the “kill two birds with one stone” strategy that’s benefiting the fight against Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

Challenges

Low use of condoms as a form of protection remains a major obstacle against the fight on Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV. Another obstacle in the fight against STIs in Ghana is the lack of proper resources because most people are treated clinically without tests.

On the other hand, drug abuse, such as alcohol, is also a challenge. According to a survey done, most cases of gonorrhea were associated with alcohol use. Furthermore, lack of proper medical records at facilities limits the government’s estimates i.e., most data that is available is for women attending antenatal clinics, and thus, poor estimates are made.

According to a survey done among 150 adults in Accra, 92.1% had received sex education earlier. 42.1% of the respondents had more than one sexual partner, while 35.7% had used a condom for protection. 78.6% were aware that they could contract STDs by having unprotected sex. This survey indicated that sex education has no effects on the youth’s sexual behaviors.

Further, it elicits a very important aspect in that sex education is high, but the incidence of STDs proves otherwise. Refusal to report about being infected is the only explanation that can be given. Due to fear of society, most people result in self-medication via antibiotics, which is risky to them and a challenge for Ghana.

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