Friday, November 16, 2018

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...

Ministry of Health sets up committee to implement quality healthcare strategy

The Ministry of Health has constituted a National Quality Technical Committee to ensure the implementation of the National Quality Healthcare Strategy within the respective agencies of the Ministry to improve healthcare delivery. The Committee is drawn from the agencies of the Ministry of Health including the private sector and consumer and patient groups, aimed at...

National Healthcare Quality Strategy Launched

The National Healthcare Quality Strategy which serves as the standard to measure the quality of health care and its impacts on public health was launched in Accra by the Ministry of Health. The strategy focuses on the ideal state of quality health care system and the current state, the need to make healthcare more accessible,...

Ebola Vaccine Components Do Not Cause Ebola Disease!

In Ghana, our Parliamentarians have banned Ebola vaccine trials out of panic that trials amount to importing the disease. As is the practice when anyone makes critical comments of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, they have promptly summoned a professor of clinical pharmacology, Alex Dodoo, before their Privileges Committee for interrogating the scientific basis of their decision.

#EBOLAWATCH: Top 15 Social Media accounts to follow (LIKE NOW!)

Social media has been identified to be playing a huge role in the ongoing Ebola Outbreak. It has been the best place for the latest figures, response,updates and of course all the myths and fears!..To satisfy your doubts you can check what Symplur has about ‘Ebola on Social media’. Indeed...

Between Ebola and Cassava Flakes

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is hardly an ideal time for residents in the region to embark on foreign travel. As it turns out, the Americans, many millions of miles away from the action point, are even more paranoid. The decision to fly two infected Americans home from Liberia while treating...

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...

Digital Health: Healthees Africa launches in Accra

Healthees Africa, a program that seeks to In quest to identify and celebrate individuals influencing digital health in Africa took place in Accra last Friday.  Several digital health enthusiasts attended the exclusive event that also aims to encourage the application of technology in healthcare. Promoting digital health in Africa

Lessons for Ghana in Health Care

This week, Mexico’s Minister of Health, Hon. Mercedes Juan, and the National Academy of Medicine under the distinguished patronage of its President, Dr. Enrique Ruelas, invited various international experts to share global perspectives on planning a national quality strategy at a summit called to take stock and raise the stakes after 12 years of...

Fighting counterfeit drugs in Ghana

The doctor prescribes an unnamed medication to manage your pain. It comes in flawless packaging …almost. In this true account as relayed by multinational Pfizer, the color has been clinched with floor polish and lead-containing paint while brick dust has been improvised as an adhesive. To top it, boric acid, known for its deleterious...

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