Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ghana observes World Tuberculosis Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on...

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed...

Malaria vaccine implementation to start in March

Phase implementation of malaria vaccine is expected to begin in selected districts in three regions across the country in March this year. RTS,S/AS01 is the world’s first malaria vaccine that has been shown to provide partial protection against malaria in young children in large-scale clinical testing, according to the...

Health and Environment: Shaping a Better Future Together in Africa

Aiming to identify emerging environmental threats to people’s health and agree on a strategic action plan for the region, African Ministers of health and environment will meet for the Third Interministerial Conference on Health and Environment from 6 to 9 November in Libreville, Gabon. The conference jointly organized...

Ghana launches 2018 World AIDS Day

The 2018 World AIDS Day has been launched in Accra with a call on the citizens to know their HIV status and be able to make informed choices that will help Ghana achieve the 90-90-90 target.Attaining the 90-90-90 target will also ensure that the country achieved the ultimate goal of ending AIDS...

Merck quits Supply of Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of children in West Africa

The pharmaceutical giant Merck & Co. Inc. is ending a long-term agreement to supply a lifesaving vaccine for children in West Africa. At the same time, the company has started sending the vaccine to China, where it will likely be sold for a much higher price.

New UBA Foundation and GAVI partnership targets Health system strengthening across Africa

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Group, have joined together to strengthen health systems and raise awareness of immunisation across Africa, starting in 2018 with Nigeria. “We are delighted to work with the UBA Foundation to...

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board convenes for the first time

The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB), a new body set up to monitor the world’s readiness to respond to outbreaks and other health emergencies convened for the first time in Geneva under the courtesy of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank Group. The GPMB is chaired...

Registered Mental Nurses begin first online licensing exams

Registered Mental Health Nurses from three training institutions on Monday, 3 September, began the first online professional licensing examination

Poor delivery of services threatens gains made in health in Africa – WHO report

A new report by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa shows a high improvement in health in the region. However, this achievement can only be sustained and expanded if countries significantly improve the way they deliver essential health services to the people who need them most.

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