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...

Mosquito Assassin

Celebrating Professor Fred Newton Binka Any doubts I might have entertained that Prof Fred Newton Binka was a mosquito…I beg your pardon, I meant a transformational leader before a health research scientist, were dispelled last week when a cross section of his peers, friends, relations and students conspired to have a power-lunch at the plush...

Are Ghanaian doctors greedy?

A cursory review of the electronic media late last week revealed most callers heaving a sigh of relief over the announcement that the government had finally overcome its two and a half year tardiness and agreed on a planned framework for administering doctors’ salaries albeit being forced to sign the document under threat of...