Local officers responsible for defunct CHPS compounds – Gingong

File photo: A CHPS compound

District Directors who have failed to the ensure the Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS)  function effectively should be summoned and questioned, a former Director of Quality Assurance at the National Health Insurance, Anthony Gingong has suggested. Some facilities across in Accra have been abandoned due to lack of medical equipment or other logistical challenges. Mr. Gingong on the Citi Breakfast Show ...

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Residents turn teachers quarters to CHPS compound


Residents of Awaradone in the Talensi District of the Upper East Region have turned a teachers quarters in the area into a temporary Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) centre  in a bid to address challenges associated with accessing health care in the area. One out of the three rooms meant for Awaradone Primary and Junior High teachers now serve as ...

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Eight maternal deaths recorded in Wa municipality 

The Wa Municipality of the Upper West region has recorded 8 cases of maternal deaths within the first half of this year(2017). The number is a slight increase from the 7 cases that were recorded within the same period last year. Oswald Dachaga, Wa Municipal Health Information officer, disclosed these at a half year health review meeting in Wa He ...

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KNUST Presby church members enjoy free breast cancer screening


A twin free Breast Cancer education and clinical screening sponsored by the Special Group of Companies at the Presbyterian church of the KNUST took place on the 6th of August 2017. This was to commemorate the Health week of the Church. The Breast Care International, BCI, and Special Group of Companies medical collaboration was on the theme – Breast Cancer ...

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Work in progress for two new regional hospitals – Nana Addo


President Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that plans are in motion to ensure the Western and Eastern Regions can also boast of regional hospitals. President Akufo-Addo made this known as he addressed health workers at the Effia Nkwanta Hospital on Wednesday on the last day of his three-day working visit to the Western Region. He noted that the Eastern and Western ...

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Nursing trainee quota system will create difficulties – Alex Segbefia

Alex Segbefia

A former Health Minister, Alex Sebgefia is skeptical about government’s decision to restore allowances to trainee nurses. According to him the decision which has compelled government to also re-introduce the quota system for nursing training institutions is ill-informed and will only “create difficulties” for the government. “I think that they are creating difficulties for themselves because the allowance is not ...

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Minister warns nursing schools against flouting quota rule

aboagye gyedu

A Deputy Health Minister, Aboagye Gyedu, has warned public and private nursing training schools against flouting the directive to reduce their intake. “Let me take this opportunity to send a note of caution to every principal, that the ministry is not going to tolerate anybody who flouts this particular direction,” the Minister stated in an address to residents of Takoradi as part of ...

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Health Ministry defends trainee nurses quota system

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

The government’s introduction of a quota admission system for nursing trainee schools is to help improve the quality of nurses in the country, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry believes this will allow training institutions to produce nurses to meet the demands of the health sector, thus reducing unemployment. This new directive means public and private institutions accredited to ...

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Refuse dump stench affecting healthcare – Hospital Administrator


The management of the Saint Patrick’s Hospital at Offinso, has expressed deep worry about the overpowering stench from a huge pile of refuse, left outside the walls of the facility. Mr. Alex Sarfo, the Administrator, said this had become a big bother and giving them sleepless nights. They had been spending large sums of money to periodically fumigate the place ...

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Nursing schools given quotas – Admissions to reduce

File photo: Trainee nurses

Public and private institutions accredited to train nurses in Ghana will reduce their intake by almost 1,600 this year. This follows a directive from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to the 75 accredited institutions training nurses in Ghana, including private ones, to admit students in accordance with an earlier discussion. The directive was contained in a circular issued by ...

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