Saturday, September 22, 2018

Pediatorkope Health Centre appeals for canoes and boats

The only means of transportation of the people of Pediatorkope and its surrounding communities is by using canoes to attend to the health centre and to reach other communities for their daily activities.

AIDS2018: Donor cuts could threaten global progress on HIV, new research warns

If donor government funding for HIV continues to fall, nearly two decades of progress against the disease will be in jeopardy, according to new research presented at the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) today. Using newly available data, a study from researchers at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation and the Harvard T.H....

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...

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,...

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,...

I Prefer Injection, I Read On the Internet

It's a cold morning -- a few minutes after eight. A doctor is drowned in fatigue and looks a lot more like bulls in a China shop. His focus is on the fleeting hands on the clock that hangs above him. Like a bored stranger, he's itching to leave. The morning team is filing in....

HIV,Tuberculosis, Malaria treatment strategy document reviewed

Non State Actors (NSA) in the health sector have converged in Accra to review Ghana’s Community and Systems Strengthening Strategy (CSS) document, which seeks to engage government, donors and other duty bearers to honour their obligations in providing quality service among Tuberculosis, HIV and Malaria. The CSS document (2018- 2020) is to make sure that...

Ghana to participate in World AIDS Conference

Ghana will from July 23 to the 27, 2018, take part in the 22nd International AIDS Conference to discuss the science, advocacy, human rights, policies and programmes that will ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The biennial conference, to be hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), the world's leading independent association of HIV...

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...

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...

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