Thursday, March 21, 2019

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...

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...

WHO Regional Director Pays First Official Visit to Ghana

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay her first official visit to Ghana from 21 – 25 April 2018. The visit which is at the invitation of the Ministry of Health and Ghana government will provide an opportunity for her to familiarise with ongoing efforts, successes and challenges as the...

The return of ‘Cash and Carry’?

Mahama under Siege! When President John Mahama described his turbulent first hundred days in office as a real baptism of fire, he had no clue he had probably seen his best days yet! Today, after a bout of fuel shortage, demonstration by middle class protestors calling for better governance, saga of a moribund Black Stars management...

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...

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...

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...

Burkina Faso: World Bank Approves New Financing to Strengthen Health Services

Today, the World Bank approved an $80 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant and $20 million from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Support of Every Woman, Every Child, to support the government’s efforts to strengthen health services in Burkina Faso. The Health Services Reinforcement Project will help improve the quality and utilization of health...

HeFrRA to crack the whip against non-registered health facilities

The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA), has announced plans to embark on a nation-wide exercise, to halt the operations of unlicensed health institutions for non-compliance with the law. Nana Otuo Acheampong, the Board Chairman of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, who made the announcement at a media engagement in...

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...

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