Ghanaian e-health startup Redbird secures funding to scale

Ghanaian e-health startup Redbird Health tech has raised funding from Atlanta-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital to expand its customer base. Redbird, which was one of three winners at the recent DEMO Africa event in Accra, enables pharmacies and chemists to perform on-site rapid testing for the diagnosis and monitoring of health conditions. It offers patients...

New board for Korle Bu Teaching Hospital

The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has inaugurated an Eleven-member Board of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) with a charge on members to help solve the present challenges facing the hospital, particularly the ‘no-bed syndrome.’ He said KBTH, being the country’s premier referral facility, was the go-to for many Ghanaians, thus, the spotlight...

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...