Monday, September 24, 2018

Eight Fistula cases repaired to kick start 100 in 100 Initiative

To kick start the Initiative of repairing 100 obstetric fistula cases in 100 day, 100 in 100 Initiative, eight cases have been repaired at the Mercy Women’s Clinic in Mankessim, in the Central Region. The eight cases were selected from the Mfantseman District after carefully recruited and registered for the surgery. Though 10 patients were...

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...

Ghana’s First Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Centre

The Catholic Hospital in Battor in the North Tongu District of the Volta Region is synonymous with cervical cancer prevention in Ghana. The hospital which began cervical cancer screening in the 1970s, in 2017 opened Ghana’s first Cervical Cancer Prevention and Training Center (CCPTC). Only recently, on June 13 this year the hospital made the...

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...

Weaknesses in national coordination, the bane of health research systems

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has identified some weaknesses in the overall national coordination and harmonisation of health research system within the country at the policy-making level that needed immediate redress. He said though there are excellent individuals and institutional capacity within the country to direct set priorities, coordinate and review...

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....

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