Tag Archives: Health

We don’t have enough doctors to support KATH – Health Ministry

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

The Ministry of Health will not be able to provide the full complement of doctors needed for the running Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in the Ashanti Region. The Ministry has said the hospital will possibly have to make do with the about half that number in the meantime. The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital suspended new emergency admissions following an acute ...

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GHS scales up HIV testing in special clinics


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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Levy tobacco, alcohol to fund health insurance scheme – NHIA


The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has made a proposal to the government to levy tobacco and alcohol to fund the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to the Authority, the proposal is one of the options of finding additional sources of funding to sustain the NHIS policy, since the 2.5 percent NHIS levy collected under the Value Added Tax ...

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


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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NGO installs incubator at Cape Coast Teaching Hospital


Kokrokoo Charities Foundation has installed an 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 reporters. Factors being ascribed to the situation include insufficient incubators ...

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MP donates to CHPS compounds in Pusiga District


Hajia Lardi Ayamba, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Pusiga, on Friday donated items to CHPS compounds in some communities in the Pusiga District, to help boost health delivery in the area. The items include 10 hospital beds and mattresses, blankets and 20 chairs. Hajia Ayamba said the donation was in fulfillment of a promise she made during her political campaign, to ...

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GHc 320,000 completed CHPS abandoned in Teshie [Report]


Residents of Teshie Camp two in Accra have to battle dusty roads to access healthcare at the LEKMA hospital. This is because a GHc320, 000 Community-Based Health Planning and Services popularly called CHPS compound inaugurated by the previous government about a year ago is not operational. The facility has been left to rot while access to health care still remains ...

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I’m uncertain when NHIS arrears will be cleared – Minister

Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Health Minister

The Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu has told Parliament, he is unsure when arrears of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) would be settled. According to him, the scheme owes health service providers and suppliers over eight hundred million Ghana cedis. The backlog of NHIS arrears is one of the huge challenges that health service delivery in the country faces. ...

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