‘Phenomenal’ progress made in fighting tropical diseases

Female Mosquito Feeding on Human

There has been a record-breaking achievement in distributing tablets to fight neglected tropical diseases, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation says. The effort has ramped up since a key meeting in London five years ago. In 2015, one billion people worldwide were treated for at least one tropical disease. Companies have donated seven billion treatments since 2012. The World Health ...

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Donors push gov’t to probe Central Medical Stores arson

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

As the Akufo-Addo administration moves beyond the 100-day milestone, the Health Ministry has indicated that its focus over the next four years will be ensuring and improving accountability within the sector. Speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show, the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, noted that a test of this new resolve to ensure accountability will be the Ministry’s ability to find ...

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FDA confiscates expired medicines, foods 


The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized over a metric ton of expired goods including medicines, beverages and baby foods from various shops in Koforidua and some districts across the region. This was part of an operation to ensure the safety of the public during the Easter festivities. The seized items included antibiotics and analgesics, baby foods such as ...

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Ketu North, Akatsi North and South benefit from medical supplies


Some health facilities in Akatsi and Ketu Districts of the Volta Region have taken delivery of medical equipment through the kind gesture of a philanthropist and project management expert, Dr Donald Senanu Agumenu. The items through the support from Sea World Engineering Company, Dr Donald Agumenu said were to augment the existing supplies from government and to improve health delivery ...

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KOSSA welcomes Offei-Palm back after his reinstatement

Charles Offei-Palm

Members of the Korle Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA), have expressed their joy at the reinstatement of the Association’s President, Charles Offei-Palm. Mr Offei-Palm, who was interdicted in April 2016, for allegedly flouting the hospital’s media policy and making some offensive comments against the management of the hospital, was reinstated last month after he was cleared of all allegations by ...

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FGM: Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala faces life in jail


A doctor in the US city of Detroit has been charged with carrying out female genital mutilation (FGM) on young girls in what is believed to be the first case of its kind in the country. Prosecutors said Jumana Nagarwala had been performing the practice on girls aged between six and eight for 12 years. She was investigated after the ...

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Payment to healthcare providers will start soon – NHIA

Selorm Adonoo, Deputy Director of Communications, NHIA.

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has assured its service providers that the agency will soon start making monthly payments to enhance their liquidity to ensure an improvement in service quality. Deputy Director of Communications at the NHIA, Selorm Adonoo, told Accra-based Kasapa FM on Wednesday that, the Ministries of Health and Finance together with the leadership of the NHIA, ...

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Dairy-free diets warning over risk to bone health


Diets which cut out dairy food could be a “ticking time bomb” for young people’s bone health, a charity is warning. A National Osteoporosis Society survey found a fifth of under-25s are cutting out or reducing dairy in their diet. It said it was concerned many young adults were putting their health at risk by following eating fads. Cutting out ...

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Health Ministry launches system for tracking death statistics

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister of Health has launched an improved facilitating technology known as the District Health Information Management System (DHIMS2) Dashboard, for programme tracking and improving cause of death statistics. The DHIMS, which was first deployed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in 2012, had been used for the collection and analysing of routine health service data, ...

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GWCL water rationing affecting healthcare – Bolga Hospital


Management of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital in the Upper East Region, have disclosed that, the recent water rationing by the Ghana Water company Limited, is affecting daily operations at the facility. The facility now depends on the services of water tankers to assist its activities due to irregular supply of water from the Ghana Water Company. The situation according to ...

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