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‘2020 we go show Nana’ – Jobless graduate nurses continue protests

Some unemployed graduate nurses demanding posting have returned to the Health Ministry to picket after they were dispersed by the police last night. The protesting nurses were chanting “2020 we go show Nana” to convey their displeasure with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government. This is after over 200 of them on Monday picketed at the Ministry to mount pressure ...

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‘What I learned during my rotation in Ghana’ – Foreign medical student

Yale medical student Aimee Alphonso chose to complete her four-week obstetrics-gynecology clinical rotation in Accra, Ghana last year, rather than at a Connecticut-based hospital. Alphonso,currently in the final year of her M.D. degree program at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), was able to have this experience through an International Clinical Elective Travel Fellowship. YSM’s Office of International Medical Student Education ...

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Striking Ankaful nurses back to work – Health Ministry

A Deputy Minister for Health, Tina Mensah, has said that striking nurses at the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have agreed to return to work, following days of protest against the continuous stay in office of the hospital’s Medical Director. According to her, the nurses took that decision after she had a meeting with them on the matter. ...

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Police disperse picketing graduate nurses from Health Ministry

Police personnel on Monday forcibly evicted unemployed graduate nurses who pitched camp at the Health Ministry. The nurses, numbering about two hundred besieged the Health Ministry to demand posting, and threatened to pass the night there if their concerns were not addressed. They claimed that several appeals to the Ministry for employment after they completed school in 2016, had not ...

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My skill is wasting away – Jobless nutritionist cries out

Akosua Konadu, a registered nutritionist

A registered nutritionist, who has been left frustrated by the government’s inability to allow her to serve the nation, has bemoaned the lack of regard for preventable healthcare services like the one she offers. This nutritionist, Akosua Konadu, just wants to repay Ghana back for the support she had during her education, but the issue of clearance from the government ...

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Over 200 jobless nurses vow to sleep at MoH over delayed postings

At least 200 graduate nurses on Monday morning besieged the premises of the Ministry of Health to demand posting to work in health facilities across the country. The graduates said several appeals to the Ministry for employment after they completed school in 2016, have not yielded results. Citi News’ Michael Ogbodu reported that some of the nurses were clad in ...

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Vodafone commended for free ultra-sound scan initiative

A 38-year old female trader and resident of the Enche in the Western Region, Susan Poku, has commended Vodafone Ghana for bringing its free pregnancy ultra-sound screening project to her community. The initiative, which screened over 30 pregnant women within Tarkwa and surrounding communities, was organised as part of Vodafone Foundation’s free nationwide screening exercise, Healthfest which was held at ...

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Alcohol ads ban: Errant media houses to be prosecuted

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA)  says media houses who blatantly disregard its directive against the advertisement of alcoholic beverages before 8pm will be dragged to court. The Authority said it has been compelled to take the decision due to the consistent failure of a number of media houses to heed the ban. The FDA, in January 2018, said it ...

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First Lady inaugurates CHPS compound at Nyanshegu

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo Addo has inaugurated a Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound at Nyanshegu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern Region. The ultra-modern health facility was funded by the her initiative, Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation and its partners. In addition, the Foundation organized a free health screening exercise and catered for the needs of persons living ...

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Ankaful Hospital Director asked to temporarily step aside

The Ministry of Health has asked the embattled Director of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Eugene Dordoye to relinquish his position temporarily. The decision was arrived at after an emergency meeting today [Friday] between the Ministry and the medical director. The nurses and physician assistants at the facility withdrew their services earlier this week, and demanded that Dr. Dordoye’s appointment ...

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