Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pediatorkope Health Centre appeals for canoes and boats

The only means of transportation of the people of Pediatorkope and its surrounding communities is by using canoes to attend to the health centre and to reach other communities for their daily activities.

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...

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 to deploy drones in delivering medical supplies to remote areas

Ghana will this year, begin using drones to deliver essential medical supplies to health centres in remote communities, says Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia. Dr Bawumia made the announcement at the opening of the 2018 Health Summit in Accra. “We are looking at innovative ways to deliver blood supplies and essential medicines to remote areas. As...

UK meets global HIV targets as new diagnoses keep falling

HIV diagnoses are continuing to fall in the UK as it meets UN targets on diagnosis, treatment and transmission for the first time, according to a report from Public Health England. It said there was no doubt prevention efforts to end the HIV epidemic were working.

DRC launches major vaccination drive

A quarter of a million more children in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are set to be protected against some of the world’s deadliest diseases following the launch of a major new boost to the country’s routine immunisation programme. The Emergency Plan for the Revitalisation of Routine Immunisation...

GHS introduces electronic data collection to enhance malaria control

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) have introduced the electronic collection of data by community volunteers to enhance the malaria control effort in the country. In view of this, the NMCP has trained 750 Registration Assistants (RAs) who conducted an electronic household registration exercise towards the...

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...

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’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...

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