Friday, November 16, 2018

MOH launches new book on epilepsy management

The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have launched a new book that provides accurate information on epilepsy management, with emphasis on Ghana’s situation and the way forward.Titled, “Fight against epilepsy; initiative in Ghana”, the book derived its contents from the report of a project the ministry and WHO...

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...

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...

Poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa – WHO report

A new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa shows a high improvement in health in the region. However, this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if countries significantly improve the way they deliver essential health services to the people who need them most.

African Health Ministers commit to ending cholera outbreaks by 2030

African Health Ministers have pledged to implement key strategies for ending cholera outbreaks in the African region by 2030. Forty-seven African countries adopted the Regional Framework for the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Cholera Prevention and Control today (28 August) at the 68th session of the World Health...

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...

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,...

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