Friday, October 19, 2018

Poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa – WHO report

A new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa shows a high improvement in health in the region. However, this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if countries significantly improve the way they deliver essential health services to the people who need them most.

HIV,Tuberculosis, Malaria treatment strategy document reviewed

Non State Actors (NSA) in the health sector have converged in Accra to review Ghana’s Community and Systems Strengthening Strategy (CSS) document, which seeks to engage government, donors and other duty bearers to honour their obligations in providing quality service among Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria. The CSS document (2018- 2020) is to make sure that...

Ghana to participate in World AIDS Conference

Ghana will from July 23 to the 27, 2018, take part in the 22nd International AIDS Conference to discuss the science, advocacy, human rights, policies and programmes that will ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The biennial conference, to be hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), the world's leading independent association of HIV...

Burkina Faso: World Bank Approves New Financing to Strengthen Health Services

Today, the World Bank approved an $80 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant and $20 million from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman, Every Child, to support the government’s efforts to strengthen health services in Burkina Faso. The Health Services Reinforcement Project will help improve the quality and utilization of health...

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board convenes for the first time

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies convened for the first time in Geneva under the courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group. The GPMB is chaired...

Weaknesses in national coordination, the bane of health research systems

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has identified some weaknesses in the overall national coordination and harmonisation of health research system within the country at the policy-making level that needed immediate redress. He said though there are excellent individuals and institutional capacity within the country to direct set priorities, coordinate and review...

Registered Mental Nurses begin first online licensing exams

Registered Mental Health Nurses from three training institutions on Monday, 3 September, began the first online professional licensing examination

National Healthcare Quality Strategy Launched

The National Healthcare Quality Strategy which serves as the standard to measure the quality of health care and its impacts on public health was launched in Accra by the Ministry of Health. The strategy focuses on the ideal state of quality health care system and the current state, the need to make healthcare more accessible,...

Ministry of Health sets up committee to implement quality healthcare strategy

The Ministry of Health has constituted a National Quality Technical Committee to ensure the implementation of the National Quality Healthcare Strategy within the respective agencies of the Ministry to improve healthcare delivery. The Committee is drawn from the agencies of the Ministry of Health including the private sector and consumer and patient groups, aimed at...

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Poor quality healthcare services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate...

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