Saturday, September 22, 2018

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...

MOH launches new book on epilepsy management

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched a new book that provides accurate information on epilepsy management, with emphasis on Ghana’s situation and the way forward.Titled, “Fight against epilepsy; initiative in Ghana”, the book derived its contents from the report of a project the ministry and WHO...

37 Military Hospital assures of quality health care delivery

The 37 Military Hospital, under the auspices of the Ghana Armed Forces Medical Services, has launched the 2018 edition of the Military Nightingale’s week celebration in Accra with an assurance of quality care delivery.Brigadier General Michael Akwasi Yeboah Agyapong, the Commander of 37 Military Hospital, who gave the assurance, said the facility...

GHS introduces electronic data collection to enhance malaria control

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) have introduced the electronic collection of data by community volunteers to enhance the malaria control effort in the country. In view of this, the NMCP has trained 750 Registration Assistants (RAs) who conducted an electronic household registration exercise towards the...

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.

African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030

African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030. Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control today (28 August) at the 68th session of the World Health...

3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life – WHO,UNICEF report

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO in a new report. Most of these babies are born in...

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