This is the Third Edition of the HSI Journal: Volume 2 Issue 1, 2021 Publication. There are 6 Original Research Articles, 4 Medical Case Reports, and 1 Commentary,



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Published: 2021-09-07

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Professor Andrew Anthony Adjei


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Tabi Crentsil


Dominant correlates of depressive disorders and effects on quality of life among older adults in low- and middle-income countries: Further analysis of WHO study on Global Ageing and Adult Health

Depressive Disorders and Quality of Life

Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana, Susan Amuasi, Gabriel Incoom:, Yawson Edwin Alfred, Emmanuel Asampong, Samuel Bosomprah


Factors associated with birth injuries in neonates admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit: a retrospective study in a Ghanaian tertiary care setting

Dr. Alhassan Abdul-Mumin, Dr. Kingsley Appiah Bimpong, Dr. Alexis Dun Bo-ib Buunaaim, Dr. Ernest Kaa-Emabong Cheyuo, Dr. Kwabena Agyapong Osman


Intracranial Stents in the management of Wide-neck intracranial Aneurysms

Intracranial Stenting

Benjamin D Sarkodie, Bashiru Jimah, Dorothea Anim, Edmund Brakohiapa, Benard Botwe


Uretero-vesical anastomotic stricture. A case report and review of management

Mathew Yamoah Kyei, Robert Djagbletey, George Oko Klufio, James Edward Mensah, Bernard Toboh