Monday, September 24, 2018

New board for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated an Eleven-member Board of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) with a charge on members to help solve the present challenges facing the hospital, particularly the ‘no-bed syndrome.’ He said KBTH, being the country’s premier referral facility, was the go-to for many Ghanaians, thus, the spotlight...

Maximise Digital Health technology to improve quality and Patient safety in Africa

The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve patient safety and equitable access to quality health care. Dr Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization made the call while addressing delegates attending the second International Conference of Ministers of Health and Ministers...

Digital Health: Healthees Africa launches in Accra

Healthees Africa, a program that seeks to In quest to identify and celebrate individuals influencing digital health in Africa took place in Accra last Friday.  Several digital health enthusiasts attended the exclusive event that also aims to encourage the application of technology in healthcare. Promoting digital health in Africa

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.

Mosquito Assassin

Celebrating Professor Fred Newton Binka Any doubts I might have entertained that Prof Fred Newton Binka was a mosquito…I beg your pardon, I meant a transformational leader before a health research scientist, were dispelled last week when a cross section of his peers, friends, relations and students conspired to have a power-lunch at the plush...

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

Ebola Vaccine Components Do Not Cause Ebola Disease!

In Ghana, our Parliamentarians have banned Ebola vaccine trials out of panic that trials amount to importing the disease. As is the practice when anyone makes critical comments of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, they have promptly summoned a professor of clinical pharmacology, Alex Dodoo, before their Privileges Committee for interrogating the scientific basis of their decision.

Ebola outbreak in DRC ends

Today marks the end of the ninth outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization has announced. While congratulating the country all those involved in ending the outbreak, the WHO has urged them to extend this success to combatting other diseases in DRC. WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,...

Ghanaian e-health startup Redbird secures funding to scale

Ghanaian e-health startup Redbird Health tech has raised funding from Atlanta-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital to expand its customer base. Redbird, which was one of three winners at the recent DEMO Africa event in Accra, enables pharmacies and chemists to perform on-site rapid testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of health conditions. It offers patients...

Urgent need for more Pediatric eye care specialists in Ghana

Dr Emmanuel Kwadwo Tenkorang, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has underlined the urgent need to train more paediatric eye care specialists to boost eye care for children and prevent childhood blindness. Speaking at a media briefing in Kumasi, he said, the current situation, where there were only four of paediatric...

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