Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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...

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...

UNICEF supports GHS with tablets to boost ehealth project

Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, the UNICEF Representative in Ghana, has handed over 230 tablet computers with accessories to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The over $75,000 equipment, which was received by Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General, GHS, would support two Health System Strengthening activities in Ghana regarding immunisation and community health information systems. Madam Dufay said the tablets,...

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...

WHO Regional Director Pays First Official Visit to Ghana

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay her first official visit to Ghana from 21 – 25 April 2018. The visit which is at the invitation of the Ministry of Health and Ghana government will provide an opportunity for her to familiarise with ongoing efforts, successes and challenges as the...

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...

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,...

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