Tamale Teaching Hospital CEO refuses to handover to successor

Tamale Teaching Hospital

Drama unfolded at the Tamale Teaching Hospital today [Monday], when the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Prosper Akambong, refused to hand over to Dr. David Zaawumya Kolbila as the incoming CEO. He suspected foul play in the purported appointment of Dr. Kolbila as his successor, hence his defiance. He said he wouldn’t vacate post until he receives an official letter ...

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Upper West NHIS achieves key 2016 performance targets


The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in the Upper West Region, has despite the odds achieved most of its key performance targets for 2016. With hard work, determination and commitment, the Scheme grew its active membership in the region by six per cent, from 459,270 members in 2015 to 486,030 members in 2016. Mr Abass Suleymana, Regional Director of the ...

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An egg a day appears to help young children grow taller


An egg a day might help undernourished young children grow to a healthy height, according to a six-month study in Ecuador. Whether soft or hard-boiled, fried or whisked into an omelette, eggs appeared to give infants a boost. It could be a cheap way to prevent stunting, say researchers in the journal Pediatrics. The first two years of life are ...

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Distribute GOIL beds fairly – Health Ministry warns regional hospitals

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

The Ministry of Health has ordered the various the regional hospitals in the country to ensure a fair distribution of the 1,000 hospital beds donated to the Ministry by the Ghana Oil Company (GOIL). It said the GHȼ1.6 million worth of bed donation ought to be supplied to facilities where they are most needed especially in clinics, Community-based Health Planning ...

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Health sector non-state actors to hold gov’t accountable


The Health sector non-state actors (NSA) have pledged to contribute significantly to the advancement of public health in the country. They said their main roles will include ensuring accountability and efficiency in the country’s health sector. The non-state actors is a group of Civil Society and Non-Governmental Organizations in the Health sector that have come together to help address the ...

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VitSaf Foundation, Airlly Eventz to mark Vitiligo Day in Ho


VitSaf Foundation and Airlly Eventz, will host this year’s Vitiligo Day in the Volta Regional capital, Ho. The event will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017; the global day for commemorating the Vitiligo. A disease that causes the loss of skin colour in blotches, Vitiligo occurs when pigment-producing cells die or stop functioning. Loss of skin colour can affect ...

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Fistula patients to be placed on LEAP – Otiko Djaba


The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Otiko Afisa Djaba, has announced government’s plans to put fistula patients on the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty (LEAP) programme. She indicated that, the relief is meant to give hope to fistula patients and to embolden them to come out for medical treatment. The Minister made the announcement on her visit to the ...

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Education of mothers key to reduction in infant mortality – Research

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The findings of a health research has indicated that the ages and educational levels of mothers and other predictors are key determinants in the survival of sick new-born babies in some districts in the Northern Region. The research, under the Preventing Maternal and Neonatal Deaths in Rural Northern Ghana (PREMAND) Study, also showed that there was an increased risk of ...

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We’re working to clear NHIS debt by 2019 – Nana Addo


The Akufo-Addo Administration is targeting the next 18 months to clear the debts that have saddled the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). President Nana Akufo-Addo noted that, his government has found it necessary to find the money to save the scheme from collapse. “The scheme has been threatened by mismanagement and by huge indebtedness. We are now having to liquidate ...

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FDA to commence food safety enforcement exercise


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) would commence a food safety enforcement exercise and food vendors who do not comply with the laws and standards of food safety will be imprisoned or fined. Ms. Maria Aba Lovelace-Johnson, the Head of the Food Safety Management Department, FDA said this at a training programme organised by the FDA for Environmental Health Officers ...

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