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School of Hygiene graduates will be employed after clearance – Ato Arthur

The Local Government Service says it will be unable to employ some five hundred unemployed School of Hygiene graduates until it receives financial clearance from the Finance Ministry. Graduates of the Schools of Hygiene across the country on Tuesday picketed at the office of the Head of Local Government Services and demanded to be posted. The students, who say they ...

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U/West: More advocacy on mental health needed – Minister

The Acting Upper West Regional Minister, Amidu Chinnia Issahaku, has called for the stepping up of advocacy on mental health to protect the rights of mental health patients. “Their human rights should not continue to be violated at homes and the treatment centres” he said. Speaking at the annual review conference of the Regional branch of the Ghana Coalition of ...

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Unilever targets 10 million children for ‘brush twice daily’ campaign 

Unilever intends to train about 10 million Ghanaian children to brush their teeth twice daily by 2020. The brand seeks to also target one billion people globally to brush their teeth twice daily. Speaking at the Commemoration of the 2018 World Oral Health Day, the Managing Director of Unilever Ghana, Yeo Ziobeieton said to this end, Unilever will collaborate with ...

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Medical outreach for underprivileged launched in Accra

A medical outreach programme to provide free medical care for underprivileged Ghanaians has been launched in Accra. The outreach programme which was launched last Sunday at the Kempinski Gold Coast City in Accra was dubbed “Restoring Hope.” The outreach is aimed at providing free medical diagnosis, surgeries, treatments and consultancy to underprivileged Ghanaians who cannot pay for these services. Leading ...

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Public health financing: CDD warns of cash and carry return

A Research Fellow with the CDD, Dr. Kojo Asante

The Center for Democratic Development (CDD), has warned that vulnerable persons may return to paying cash for medical care if innovative means of financing the public health service are not adopted. A survey by CDD indicates that donor funding, which represents 70 to 80 percent of preventive and public health services, has dwindled over the years. Meanwhile, a large section of ...

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Exempt Health Insurance Fund from statutory cap – Minority

The Minority in Parliament wants government to immediately exempt the National Health Insurance Fund from the list of statutory funds that are capped. According to the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrissu, the state of healthcare in the country requires adequate financing, and as such the Health Insurance Fund must not suffer a reduction. The Earmarked Funds Capping and Realignment Act passed ...

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GCB Bank commissions dialysis unit at 37 Military Hospital

GCB Bank has commissioned a state-of-the-art Renal Dialysis Unit at the 37 Military Hospital. The new dialysis unit, which was fully sponsored by GCB Bank Limited at a total cost of USD 232,000, comprises six dialysis machines, two ultrasound machines and a water purification plant, amongst other things. The Commander of the 37 Military Hospital, Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah-Agyapong, ...

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Two ambulances for over a million people; U/East cries for help

Ali Baba Awini, the Upper East Regional Administrator of the National Ambulance Service  on Monday appealed to government and NGOs in the country to support the region with ambulances. He said the Upper East Region, with a population of about 1, 124,193, had only two national ambulances serving the entire Region, and that compelled relatives of most referred patients from ...

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Glaucoma Association of Ghana appeals for gov’t support

The President of the Glaucoma Association of Ghana (GAG), Mr Harrison Kofi Abutiate, has called on the government to provide the necessary support to the Association to enable it to hold free medical screening for farmers on every Farmers’ Day. He said this will help the Association contribute meaningfully to national development by creating awareness on the dangers of the disease ...

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Unilever organizes walk to mark world oral health day

As part of activities to mark World Oral Health day, Unilever organized a health walk around Aburi Mountains last Saturday. The health walk saw employees of Unilever walking and jogging to the top of the mountain where an aerobic session was held. The General Manager of Unilever Ghana , Ziobeleton Yeo explained that the event was not only held to ...

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