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,...