Saturday, September 21, 2019

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

Poor quality healthcare services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank. Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate...

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.

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,...

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...

Universal Healthcare in Ghana: Overcoming Barriers

Ghana is currently working toward universal healthcare and has made significant improvements in health coverage over the past 14 years. However, the quality and availability of care are often still lacking, an issue the government is working to solve. The government is takings steps to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare...

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

Ghana to implement new bilateral cooperation on maternal, child health

Ghanaian authorities have put in place measures to start the implementation of a vital bilateral health cooperation project with China, a release said here on Thursday. Under their bilateral health pacts reached last September, China and Ghana agreed to undertake a project for the improvement in maternal and child...

WHO Regional Director Pays First Official Visit to Ghana

The WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Rebecca Moeti will pay her first official visit to Ghana from 21 – 25 April 2018. The visit which is at the invitation of the Ministry of Health and Ghana government will provide an opportunity for her to familiarise with ongoing efforts, successes and challenges as the...

Ghana to participate in World AIDS Conference

Ghana will from July 23 to the 27, 2018, take part in the 22nd International AIDS Conference to discuss the science, advocacy, human rights, policies and programmes that will ensure an evidence-based response to the epidemic. The biennial conference, to be hosted by the International AIDS Society (IAS), the world's leading independent association of HIV...

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...

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