Land acquisition hustle; a threat to healthcare in Sekondi-Takoradi [Article]

Land acquisition vs healthcare in Sekondi Takoradi

The growth in the population of the Western Region, driven largely by the increased exploitation of its natural resources, requires adequate health institutions and other infrastructure to offer medical services to the ever growing population, and also to create jobs. To this end, I am going to highlight the frustrations of those managing health systems and other key sectors of ...

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Ghana to ban shisha smoking by mid-year – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says it is making efforts to secure a ban on the smoking of water-pipe tobacco popularly known as shisha and electronic cigarettes by the middle of  2018. The Principal Research Officer of the GHS, Divine Darlington, says a research conducted by his outfit showed that most of the country’s youth have ditched the smoking of traditional ...

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Lassa Fever: GHS monitors relatives of deceased victim

Doctors attend to a Lassa fever patient

Ninety-two persons are being monitored by the Ghana Health Service for signs of Lassa fever after having physical contact with the victim of the first case of the disease detected in Ghana. The 92 comprised of health workers of the Tema General Hospital who worked on the patient, his friends, family and others, Dr John Yabani, Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate, ...

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You can’t force MoH to post you – GHS to picketing graduates

Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has criticised the growing trend of health professional graduates resorting to picketing at the Health Ministry to demand financial clearance and posting. He said these aggrieved graduates cannot expect the government to employ when there is no budgetary allocation for them. “There is nowhere in the world that somebody finishes school and ...

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NHIS must cover kidney disease – Ghana Kidney Association

File photo: A patient undergoing dialysis

The President of the Ghana Kidney Association (GKA), Professor Michael Mante-Kole, has pleaded with the government to come to the aid of kidney disease patients living in Ghana. Professor Mante-Kole, who was speaking at a public lecture organised by the Ghana Kidney Association in commemoration of World Kidney Day 2018, urged the Ministry of Health to partner his outfit by ...

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Stakeholders call for proactive health policies for the poor

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) has called for the review of existing health policies and interventions targeted at vulnerable groups as most of these have failed to address their needs. It suggested the harmonisation of all social intervention policies of the health, education, agriculture, gender and road sectors, which had responsibilities for their implementation aimed at addressing the ...

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FOCOS Orthopaedic hospital unveils new 16-bed children’s facility

Famed for handling delicate healthcare procedures, specifically spinal and neurological surgeries, the Foundation of Orthopaedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS) Hospital, has added on to its state of the art orthopaedic care and education centre, a 16-bed children’s block. This forms part of plans to provide quality and affordable medical care to its patients. Established as a non-for-profit organisation to provide ...

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Assin Anhweansu: Pregnant women treated in the open in shabby CHPS Compound

Pregnant women in Assin Anhweansu and surrounding villages in the Assin North District of the Central Region avoid seeking medical care at the only health post in the area because they are sometimes treated in the open. The women say they feel embarrassed when their bodies are exposed to passers-by during medical examinations at the one-room Community-based Health Planning Services ...

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MoH to restrict access to Tramadol painkiller

The Ministry of Health has said it intends to restrict access to the use of Tramadol, a known painkiller, to check the rising cases of abuse of the drug. The drug, which is said to have flooded the Ghanaian market in alarming quantities, has serious addictive tendencies, according to Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu. He said the restriction will “ensure ...

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Ghana Police Hospital dialysis centre marks World Kidney Day

The Ghana Police Hospital dialysis center today [Thursday], joined the rest of world to mark World Kidney Day with a free screening exercise for girls and women. The Center said it has noted over the years that there is an alarming increase in chronic kidney disease in the country. World Kidney Day, which is commemorated globally is to raise awareness ...

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