SNV laments increasing malnutrition rate in Northern Region


The Northern Region leads as the region with the most number of children under age 5 with stunted growth. The percentage of stunting in the region is 36%, which is far above the national average of 22%. This was revealed at a media workshop in the Upper West Regional capital Wa, by SNV, a Netherlands Development Organization working to promote ...

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Nurses to undertake online licensing examination in 2018 

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The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana has announced it will from July 2018 conduct an online Licensing examination for Nurses and Midwives. This according to the council was part of measures to get Nurses and Midwives deliver to expectation. The new online system is to ease the laborious processes associated with the manual system, as well as strengthen the ...

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Recruit more midwives to reduce maternal mortality – NGO to Gov’t


The Participatory Action for Rural Development Alternatives (PARDA) has urged government to train and recruit more midwives for health care centers across the country to reduce maternal and new born mortality. According to PARDA, the deficit of midwives at health care facilities in the country highly accounts for recorded maternal and new born mortality and hence needs urgent attention to ...

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V/R: Residents cry over abandoned Eastern corridor roads


There are increasing concerns over the deplorable nature of the Volta Region’s sections of the Eastern corridor road after contractors redrew their working equipment over delays in payments. The development of the Ghana’s Eastern frontiers was one of the priority projects of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to open up the area which is a food hub. The improved ...

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Concerted efforts needed to reduce suicides – Mental Health Authority


The Mental Health Authority is calling for concerted efforts to reduce suicide related deaths in the country as Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark Suicide Prevention Day today. According to the Authority it is using this year’s event which has the theme ‘Take a Minute, Change a Life’ to intensify awareness creation on the prevention of suicide ...

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Unemployed nurses accuse health ministry of neglect

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Members of a group of Unemployed Bonded Nurses are threatening to picket at the Ministry of Health over delays in their employment. They say their action is to impress upon the government to immediately employ them after years of being jobless. The group, made up of Registered Community Nurses, Registered General Nurses, Registered Mental Health Nurses and Registered Midwives is ...

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Kwame Sefa Kayi gives Cape Coast Teaching Hospital incubator


Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has installed its 10th incubator at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) to help save the lives of premature babies. Preterm death has been high at the Hospital within the past seven years and the third highest at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), authorities of the CCTH told the GNA. Factors being ascribed to the situation ...

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Sekondi hospital in limbo 4 years after sod-cutting ceremony


The Sekondi district hospital is among the six district hospitals that the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government under the leadership of former president John Dramani Mahama promised to complete. It was a turnkey arrangement with Messrs NMS Infrastructure and Barclays Bank Plc, London at an estimated cost of US$175m. The six district hospitals were supposed to be built in Dodowa, ...

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Mental health patients must be on NHIS – Health Service boss

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Ghana Health Service Director General

Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has called for a stronger media advocacy for sustainable financing model for mental health services in the country. According to Dr. Nsiah Asare, all mental health patients must be registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) since it is the only sustainable way of paying for mental health services in most ...

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Freemasons organise health screening in Cape Coast


The District Grand Lodge of Cape Coast has organised a free health screening for the people of Cape Coast and its environs. The exercise, which formed part of the third centenary anniversary celebration of the United Grand Lodge of England, was to help members to know their health status. It was also part of an annual charity programme, where the ...

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