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GMA threatens gov’t over market premiums

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has warned the government that its members will “begin series of action” if it fails to fully implement the unresolved concerns regarding their market premiums and reduced pensions. It has since given the government a 5-month ultimatum to address the matter. Doctors across the country in 2015 embarked on a nationwide strike that lasted a ...

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Gov’t’s neglect of jobless doctors, dentists worrying – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has expressed concerns over what they describe as government’s neglect of qualified doctors and dentists across the country. According to the Association, government’s refusal to post qualified doctors and dentists across the country is taking a toll on Ghana’s health care delivery system. Speaking at the 59th Annual General Conference of the (GMA) in Kumasi, ...

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1st Nutrition Conference: N/Region leads in stunted growth

The Northern Region leads the country in stunted growth amongst children under five years. The percentage of stunted growth in the region is 36, which is far above the national figure of 22 percent. This was revealed at the 1st Northern Regional Nutrition conference in Tamale organized by SNV, a Dutch development organization working on the Voice for Change Partnership program. ...

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Okudzeto donates medical equipment to Battor Catholic Hospital

Management of the Battor Catholic Hospital in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region took delivery of some vital medical equipment following a response to their appeal to the Member of Parliament for the area, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa. It was all joy and relief for staff and patients of the hospital upon receipt of medical equipment; ranging from two sets of ...

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Gov’t must focus on mental health – Asantehene

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called on government to prioritize mental healthcare in Ghana. He said mental health cannot be relegated to the background as had been done over the years amid the rising cases of mental disorder. The Asantehene made the call in a speech read for him at the 59th annual conference of the Ghana Medical ...

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Advertisement of herbal drugs for ‘incurable’ diseases worrying – FDA

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA), has expressed worry about the manner in which herbal medicine practitioners advertise cure for all kinds of incurable diseases in the media. Upper East Regional Director of the FDA, Mr. Zakaria Braimah, disclosed this in an interview with Citi News in Bolgatanga. “We are worried about the manner that some herbal practitioners go on ...

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FOCOS to host renowned sports medicine, arthroplasty surgeon

FOCOS Orthopaedic Hospital will host renowned US Sports Medicine and Arthroplasty (joint replacement) Surgeon, Dr. Michael Maynard and his team from the Hospital of Special Surgery (HSS) in New York, from 21st to 25th November, 2017, at their facility in Pantang, Accra. The renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, on his third mission trip to Ghana, will run a clinic and conduct specialized ...

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Roche presents report on breast cancer

Global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics, Roche has presented the study design for the first-ever breast cancer patient journey study in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) at the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) congress in Kigali, Rwanda. The study aims to describe the typical breast cancer patient journey, as well as to assess resource use, cost, and other ...

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Sack our Director or we’ll free patients – Ankaful Psychiatric Nurses

Nurses of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital in the Central Region have threatened to declare a strike and release all patients on admission if government retains the facility’s medical director, Dr Eugene Dordoye. According to the nurses, the gross disrespect shown by Dr. Dordoye to staff and mismanagement of the hospital is causing them ‘psychological and emotional’ distress. Speaking to the ...

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N/R: Drug shortage affecting mentally ill persons

Inadequate medical supplies is worsening the health status of mentally ill people in the Northern Region who largely depend on government’s support for their drugs. This situation, according to the Executive Director of Gub-Katimali Society, Sheikh Yakubu Abdul Karim, requires government’s prompt action. He noted with deep concern that irregular supply and the periodic shortage of medications meant for mentally ill ...

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