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Don’t frustrate doctors with new quota system – GMA warns

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has charged the Ministry of Health to be transparent in the application of the new quota system for employing medical professionals. Under that system, doctors will be posted to government health centers based on the number of vacancies available in specific regions. The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare who announced the ...

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GHS to recruit doctors, dentists via quota system

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The Ghana Health Service has announced that it will adopt a quota system in employing medical doctors and dentists in the country. According to the Director General of the Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, the quota system will help check the practice where young doctors posted to rural areas reject such appointments. Ghana’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at ...

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Health Service warns doctors against referrals to private practice

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The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has said it would not countenance any action or practices by medical doctors likely to impact negatively on quality healthcare delivery in the country. Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director-General, said that it was quite worrying that some public sector doctors and dentists, who are on full time appointment by the government, have in recent times ...

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Don’t see rural postings as punishment – Nana Addo to doctors

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President Nana Akufo-Addo has admonished young doctors to accept postings in rural communities in the country. He said they shouldn’t see that as a punishment but a way of contributing their quota to the development of Ghana. Ghana’s doctor to patient ratio currently stands at one doctor to 8,000 patients a situation the president described as “woefully inadequate.” The President ...

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Ghanaian woman in South Africa marches for refugee rights

Photo credit: Doctors Without Borders

A Ghanaian refugee in South Africa marched in a group with other refugees to the office of the UN High Commissioner (UNHCR) of Refugees to demand better treatment of the country’s women refugees. The women protesters carried children on their backs while singing songs of their struggle, according to a publication from Cape Town, South Africa. In their hands they ...

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Medical students to be trained in communication

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Dr Ebenezer Badoe, a Neuro Paediatrician at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, says medical students will have communication training as part of their curriculum. “Those already in practice will also be required to attend periodic seminars on communication to enhance their communication skills,” he said. Dr Badoe said this in an interview on the sidelines of a forum to disseminate ...

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