Friday, November 16, 2018

The HIV epidemic will not end unless we prioritise youth mental health

Mental illness puts young people at risk of infection and makes them less likely to seek care, says King’s College London’s Melanie Abas. Over the last two decades, the world has made huge gains in the control of the HIV epidemic. But now, these gains are at risk of...

First Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader announced for emergency use

An emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus) by the US FDA today (Nov. 9th 2018). This is the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable...

Health and Environment: Shaping a Better Future Together in Africa

Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people’s health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African Ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from 6 to 9 November in Libreville, Gabon. The conference jointly organized...

Ghana launches 2018 World AIDS Day

The 2018 World AIDS Day has been launched in Accra with a call on the citizens to know their HIV status and be able to make informed choices that will help Ghana achieve the 90-90-90 target.Attaining the 90-90-90 target will also ensure that the country achieved the ultimate goal of ending AIDS...

2 Sanford World Clinics receive level 4 SafeCare certification for quality healthcare

Sanford World Clinics, a leading provider of rural healthcare services, has achieved a level 4 progress in the 5 step quality assessment program by SafeCare, through PharmAcces International Ghana, for two of its facilities in Kasoa and Cape Coast. SafeCare, an internationally (ISQua) accredited standard, has introduced standards to...

DRC launches major vaccination drive

A quarter of a million more children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to be protected against some of the world’s deadliest diseases following the launch of a major new boost to the country’s routine immunisation programme. The Emergency Plan for the Revitalisation of Routine Immunisation...

MoH New Technical Working Group to develop a National Strategic Plan on ear and hearing health

The Ministry of Health (MoH) in partnership with Starkey Hearing Foundation has inaugurated the technical working group for the development of a National Strategic Plan on ear and hearing health. The working group chaired by Nana Kwabena Adjei-Mensah, MOH Acting Chief Director, had Professor Emmanuel Kitcher, Co-Chair Ear, Nose...

Court discharges Nurse who was accused of raping Italian woman at Damongo Hospital

The 28-year-old nurse, Ernest Green, was arrested by the Damongo District Police following a formal complaint that he had raped the woman at the health facility.

Lumify: First App-Based Portable Ultrasound System in Africa

Philips introduces new mobile, app-based approach to ultrasound delivery that brings secure cloud-enabled technology and high-image quality to broader network of healthcare providers. Industry-first integrated portable-ultrasound system breaks down barriers for care providers – from clinicians, teaching institutions, medical students and residents to EMS personnel, disaster relief organizations and hospitals with satellite clinics The Lumify point-of-care ultrasound technology is further enhanced with the Reacts platform for remote collaboration and virtual training

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...

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