Friday, November 16, 2018

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...

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,...

The Ketogenic Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide to Keto

Ketogenic diet (keto) is a low-carb, high-fat diet that offers many health benefits. Over 20 studies show that this type of diet can help you lose weight and improve health (1). Ketogenic diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer's disease (2, 3, 4, 5). Here is a detailed beginner's guide to the keto diet. What Is a Ketogenic Diet?   The ketogenic diet,...

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,...

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...

Global Disability Summit calls for awareness on Disability issues

Ms Gertrude Oforiwaa Fefoame, Ghana’s representative at the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has called on Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) to intensify awareness creation at all levels. She said some government representatives or policy makers do not understand the role of the Disabled Persons organizations in the effective implementation...

Ghana to deploy drones in delivering medical supplies to remote areas

Ghana will this year, begin using drones to deliver essential medical supplies to health centres in remote communities, says Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Dr Bawumia made the announcement at the opening of the 2018 Health Summit in Accra. “We are looking at innovative ways to deliver blood supplies and essential medicines to remote areas. As...

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...

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...

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...

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