Parliament approves GH¢2.2m for NHIS

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

Parliament has approved the formula for the disbursement of the National Health Insurance Fund for 2017. A total of 2.2 million Ghana Cedis has been allocated to the NHIS which has struggled in recent times due to delays in the release of funds, forcing service providers owed by the Scheme to withdraw their services. Speaking to Citi News’ Duke Mensah Opoku, ...

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First Lady calls for support for adolescent reproductive health


The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the need for a resolute and cooperative leadership comprising the family, community, educationists, health professionals and religious leaders in Africa to help in addressing adolescent reproductive health on the continent. This according to her, would “certainly position Africa to achieve its demographic dividend”. The First Lady made the call at the ...

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Abankro residents, Ejisuman SHS benefit from free breast screening 


In furtherance of its core objective of securing a breast cancer free generation in the medium-to-long term, Breast Care International, has once again freely screened over one thousand students of the Ejisuman Senior High School, in the Ashanti region. In attendance was Breast Care International (BCI) President, Dr. Breatrice Wiafe Addai, who in a post screening interview, told journalists in ...

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Scrap bonding of trainee nurses – GHS Boss

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

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, has backed calls for bonding of trainee nurses by government to be scrapped. Nurses trained in public health institutions are required to work for the government for a specified amount of time, after they graduate, before they are allowed to seek employment with any other employer. This system has been ...

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UK company terminates contract with 4 Ghanaian Pharmaceutical firms

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

Local pharmaceutical giants have expressed their fear of serious health implications following the decision of the United Kingdom (UK)-based pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Export Ltd, UK, to terminate its distributorship contracts with them in favour of Worldwide Health Ltd (WHL),a wholly Indian-owned company operating in Ghana. Implications The local companies fear that the distribution of several critically important medical products ...

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Accra Psychiatric Hospital may soon shut down – Akwasi Osei


The Accra Psychiatric Hospital may soon shut down due to lack of funds, Chief Executive Mental Officer of the Mental Health Authority, Dr. Akwasi Osei has cautioned. The limited inflow of income from stakeholders, according Dr. Osei, is hindering the facility from rendering services effectively. The Hospital almost shut down a few months ago due to a four million Ghana ...

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Family health medical school holds free health screening exercise


The student’s Representatives Council of the Family Health Medical School in collaboration with the Family Health Hospital over the weekend conducted free medical screening for the people of Teshie and its environs. About 700 people were screened for malaria, Hepatitis B & C, blood sugar levels, among other ailments. The program forms part of the School and the Hospitals corporate ...

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‘An orgasm left me paralyzed’, woman explains


A mom has revealed how having sex with her husband led to her having a stroke that left her permanently paralyzed and wheelchair bound. Lucinda Allen, 38, from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, a small town 125 miles northwest of London, found herself on the brink of death after she was hit by an excruciating headache after climaxing with her ...

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Korle Bu staff hopeful new CEO will succeed

CEO of Korle bu

The Korle Bu Senior Staff Association of Ghana (KOSSA) said it is hopeful that the new management of the hospital will turn around the fortunes of the Hospital. According to the association the new Chief Executive Officer, Dr Felix Anyah has shown enough commitment to work with the staff to ensure that their concerns are addressed. KOSSA had accused the ...

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Airtel, Microensure unveil maternity insurance cover


Airtel Ghana in partnership with MicroEnsure and Enterprise Life have launched an enhanced micro insurance policy to enrich the lives of its customers. The improved Insurance policy introduces an industry first Maternity Cover to ease the burden on mothers and contribute to reducing maternal mortality across the country. The enhanced policy provides cover for Life Accidental permanent disability, Hospital Cash ...

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