Persons living with HIV appeal to the media

Gifty Torkonoo, Rev John Azumah and Mrs Lydia Azumah

Some persons living with HIV who double as the Ambassadors of the Heart to Heart campaign being run by the Ghana AIDS Commission have made a passionate appeal towards journalists and media personnel to tone down on the very unsavory ways with which they describe persons living with HIV. The comments came about at a two-day training seminar which was ...

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ProNet North assists fight against maternal deaths


Ghana’s efforts to reach the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on maternal and child health may not have run very smoothly, but hope turned into joy for stakeholders when the Community Benefits Health (CBH) project was launched in the Upper West Region last Thursday. The gathering of politicians, health service providers, international bodies, non-governmental organizations, chiefs, community leaders ...

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NHIS Instant ID card Rollout: E/R health providers undergo training

Perry Nelson, Director of Management Information Systems [MIS] at the NHIA addressing some Health Providers in Koforidua

The Eastern region is the next to be covered under the National Health Insurance Scheme’s (NHIS) Biometric Membership Solution which among other things ensures instant issuance of identification cards to subscribers upon registration. The system which has been operational in the Greater Accra and Central Regions for the past three months followed a pilot of two districts in Accra. Representatives ...

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Ghana Medical Council submits report on KATH missing baby

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The Ghana Medical and Dental Council has submitted its investigative report into the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) missing baby saga to the Ministry of Health. The Nurses and Midwifery Council has however asked for an extension to submit its report at a later date. The two institutions began investigations into the disappearance of a number of babies from KATH ...

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5,720 female sex workers living with HIV


The Ghana Aids Commission has disclosed that 5,720 representing 11% out of 52,000 female sex workers (FSW) in Ghana are living with HIV. Dr. Fred Nana Poku of the commission added that 17% of men who sleep with men (MSM) are also having the virus. According to him, the commission has therefore decided to focus on these groups of people ...

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Ebola outbreak: EU increases medical assistance to W/A


The European Union is stepping up its efforts to contain the spread of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and assist those affected by the deadly virus. The Commission has increased its funding for immediate health operations, experts and risk assessments to €1.1 million and is contributing with medical equipment to help accelerate diagnosis, a statement from the European Union ...

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Reports on KATH missing baby to be submitted today

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The Nurses and Midwifery Council and the Medical and Dental Council will submit their final report on investigations into the missing babies at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) on Tuesday. The Minister for Health, Sherry Ayittey had given both councils up to 15th April to submit their reports. The reports are expected to reveal the exact circumstances that led to ...

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We need precautionary measures against Ebola – Pharmaceutical Society


The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) is warning Ghanaians to take precautionary measures against the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak. According to the PSGH, the intensity of the EVD outbreak is the highest that has ever been recorded in the affected areas, which includes Guinea and some parts of the West African sub-region. President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, ...

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Prof. Irene Agyepong chairs NHIS capitation technical committee

Prof. Irene Agyepong

The 21-member  Capitation Implementation Technical Sub Committee tasked to see to the smooth nation-wide implementation of the capitation program has held its maiden meeting in Accra last Friday. The committee made up of people from various stakeholder groups such as Ministry of Health [MoH], Ghana Health Service [GHS], Christian Health Association of Ghana [CHAG], National Health Insurance Authority [NHIA], academia, ...

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37 Hospital to bury 281 unclaimed bodies


The 37 Military Hospital on Thursday said it would carry out a mass burial of unidentified and unclaimed bodies at the hospital’s morgue to decongest it. The bodies comprise 254 children whose age’s ranges from 12 days old, and 27 adults of ages from 14 – 67 years, which have been in the morgue since 2010. A statement issued by ...

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