Saturday, May 25, 2019

Health professionals trained on use of AED machines

As part of efforts to respond effectively to cardiovascular diseases, including cardiac arrest in hospitals in the country, some 120 health professionals are being trained on the use of automated external defibrillators (AED) machines. AEDs are portable electronic devices used in reviving persons who suffer a sudden cardiac arrest,...

Midwives group calls for equity in distribution of logistics

The Ghana Registered Midwives Association (GRMA) has appealed to the government and other stakeholders in the health sector to ensure equity in the distribution of health infrastructure, basic social amenities and logistics, particularly, in deprived areas where midwives work to better the lives of rural women and children. According...

Midwives in Ghana; Ministry of Health,UNFPA awards 14

The Ministry of Health has awarded 14 midwives across the country for their dedication and outstanding performance in the delivery of midwifery services at their respective places of work. The awardees included; Madam Comfort Asabea Danso, from the Western Region, Madam Abiba Abdul-Rahim, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Madam Doris Abrafi...

Workshop on proposed policy development on One Health Approach opens

Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important to animal health experts as they are to physicians because animals are impacted by the same disasters and emergencies, be it natural or manmade. Mr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of Ghana Health Service, who was speaking at the consultative workshop...

QualityRights Ghana supplies ICT equipment to boost e-learning in mental health

QualityRights Ghana initiative has presented turbo-net internet routers and laptops to its national partners and stakeholders. This gesture is in the bid to ensure successful nationwide activation of the QualityRights e-training. Presenting the items during a short ceremony at the conference room of the Mental Health Authority in Accra, Dr...

Ghana observes World Tuberculosis Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on...

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed...

Nigeria: National HIV Prevalence drops to 1.4 per cent

Results of a new survey released today by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million...

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Sleep ‘Debt’

People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism -- and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend did not reverse it.

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t...

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