Thursday, July 18, 2019

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...

#EBOLAWATCH: Top 15 Social Media accounts to follow (LIKE NOW!)

Social media has been identified to be playing a huge role in the ongoing Ebola Outbreak. It has been the best place for the latest figures, response,updates and of course all the myths and fears!..To satisfy your doubts you can check what Symplur has about ‘Ebola on Social media’. Indeed...

Between Ebola and Cassava Flakes

The outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa is hardly an ideal time for residents in the region to embark on foreign travel. As it turns out, the Americans, many millions of miles away from the action point, are even more paranoid. The decision to fly two infected Americans home from Liberia while treating...

NMC UK reviews process to employ more nurses and midwives outside EU

Nurses and midwives trained outside the EU will be allowed to apply and work in the UK immediately after qualifying, following changes by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Until September 2018, nurses and midwives from outside the EU must have worked for at least 12 months after...

HeFrRA to crack the whip against non-registered health facilities

The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA), has announced plans to embark on a nation-wide exercise, to halt the operations of unlicensed health institutions for non-compliance with the law. Nana Otuo Acheampong, the Board Chairman of the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, who made the announcement at a media engagement in...

Health Insurance in Ghana; All About the NHIA

Authority's Mandate The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) was established under the National Health Insurance Act 2003, Act 650, as a body corporate, with perpetual succession, an Official Seal, that may sue and be sued in its own name. As a body corporate, the Authority in the performance of its functions may...

Teen battling cancer livestreams graduation from hospital bed

A Washington teen battling cancer was hospitalized on the day of his graduation, so staff brought the celebration to him. Michael Albrecht, a graduating senior at North Creek High School, watched from his hospital bed as his sister received his diploma on his behalf. “It’s still...

Former deputy health minister gets new UNAIDS appointment

Former deputy minister of health, Dr Victor Bampoe has been handed a new appointment at the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, UNAIDS, ghanahealthnest.com has learnt. His appointment as the associate director, coordinator and special adviser to the Fast-Track implementation Department, took effect in May 2017 and will require...

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...

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...

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