Saturday, July 21, 2018

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,...

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...

Frequently asked questions about Tramadol

What is Tramadol? Tramadol is a man-made (synthetic) narcotic analgesic (pain reliever). What is Tramadol used for? Tramadol acts as a pain reliever and is prescribed to patients suffering from moderate to severe pain. How does Tramadol work as a pain reliever? Once Tramadol enters the body, it attaches to the brain’s pain receptors and ultimately blocks the sensation of pain....

Ghana first sub-Saharan African country to eliminate Trachoma – WHO

Ghana has been adjudged the first country in the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) African Region to achieve the milestone of elimination of trachoma. WHO has therefore commended Ghana for having eliminated trachoma as a public health problem, two decades after the World Health Assembly resolved to tackle the leading infectious cause of blindness. The announcement comes...

Improve collaboration on Patient Safety – Dr E.C Tamaklo

Patient safety is a global health concern. It describes the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health care. According to the WHO, there is a 1 in a million chance of a person being harmed while travelling by plane....

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...

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...

Ghana’s First roadmap to jointly stop the transmission of animal Tuberculosis launched

The first-ever roadmap to combat animal tuberculosis (bovine TB) and its transmission to humans, built on a ‘One Health Approach,’ addresses health risks across sectors. Bovine TB, referred to as zoonotic TB, is most often transmitted through the consumption of contaminated untreated meat or dairy products from diseased animals. The roadmap calls for closer collaboration between...

Rwanda closer to AIDS-free, HIV incidence rate hits Zero per cent

In 2014 in Rwanda, more than 95% of pregnant women living with HIV had access to antiretroviral medicines to prevent the transmission of HIV from mother to child. As a result, the country had fewer than 500 new infections among children last year, paving the way to achieving an AIDS-free generation. The incidence rate for HIV...

Speeding to end AIDS – Its time to Know your HIV Status!

The World Health Organization estimates that there are about 37 million people living with HIV worldwide. New HIV infections were projected to be around 2 million in 2014, with 1.2 million people dying of AIDS-related illnesses. In the Africa Region, there were an estimated 1.4 million new HIV infections in 2014. AIDS-related deaths in...
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