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GHS scales up HIV testing in special clinics

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In order to achieve the 90-90-90 target in the HIV and AIDS response, the Ghana Health Service (GHS), is ensuring that HIV testing is offered to all out and in patients, emergency room patients and mothers and infants attending child weighing at special clinics. These special clinics include nutritional rehabilitation, STI and dermatology clinic, and these strategies are expected to maximize ...

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Increase medical schools’ intake to address doctor deficit – Prof. Akosa

Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa

Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa has bemoaned the Health Ministry’s lack of involvement and failure of successive governments in the training of doctors and other health professionals. Currently, there are 79 districts hospitals with no doctors, and 82 districts without a hospital in the country. Out of the 7,724 hospitals in the country, over 5000 are managed by the Ghana Health ...

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Gov’t disbursing GHc81m monthly to tackle NHIS debt

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

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has reimbursed GHc800 million to health facilities it owes since January 2017 when the NPP government took over. According to the Director of Health Services, Dr. Nsiah Asare, the average disbursement per month is about GHC 81 million. Speaking at the 15th Annual General Meeting of Medical Superintendents Group 0f Ghana at Koforidua, Dr. Nsiah ...

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Shortage of psychiatrists hits parts of UK

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There are not enough NHS psychiatrists in some parts of the UK and more should be recruited to improve care, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In Scotland, there are 10 consultant psychiatrists per 100,000 people – but only eight for the same number in England and Northern Ireland, and just six in Wales. London’s tally is more than double ...

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KATH’s suspension of new admissions will have dire consequences – GMA

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The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s (KATH) decision to suspend emergency care admissions will negatively affect general health-care delivery in the Ashanti Region, General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Justice Yankah has said. KATH suspended emergency admissions following an acute shortage of doctors at the facility. This was captured in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery ...

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KATH suspends new admissions over shortage of doctors

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The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in the Ashanti Region has suspended new emergency admissions following an acute shortage of doctors at the facility. This was captured in an internal memo issued by the directorate of surgery to the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital and sighted by citifmonline.com. The memo stated that, management of the facility arrived at the decision ...

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Women ‘more likely to lose interest in sex than men’

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Women are more than twice as likely as men to lack interest in sex when living with a partner, a study of British sexual attitudes suggests. It found that while men and women lost passion with age, women were often left cold by longer relationships. Overall, poor health and a lack of emotional closeness affected both men’s and women’s desire ...

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Report: Closing Africa’s health gap achievable with immediate policy actions

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Closing the health gap for Africa within a generation is achievable if opportunities afforded by a rapidly growing workforce are seized and if health systems are transformed to target the needs of individual countries and communities, according to a new report published by The Lancet Commission on the future of health in Sub-Saharan Africa. ‘The Path to Longer and Healthier ...

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Mental health durbar held in Yendi

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BasicNeeds-Ghana has organized a durbar on mental health in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region, where the Regent of Dagbon, Kampakuya Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani, joined the crusade to promote the human rights of mentally ill people. The durbar sponsored by UKaid, brought together traditional rulers, youth and women groups in Dagbon, to chart a new path towards liberating ...

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Ghanaian doctor successfully performs penile implant

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A Ghanaian Sexopathologist specialist at Kumasi South Hospital in the Ashanti Region, Dr. Samuel Amanamah, has successfully performed a penile implant surgery in Ghana. Dr. Amanamah is the first Ghanaian doctor to have done such surgery in the country. The surgery was done in collaboration with the Peace and Love Hospital and Derry Court Medical Practice. The surgery, which took ...

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