Monday, November 11, 2019

Urgent need for more Pediatric eye care specialists in Ghana

Dr Emmanuel Kwadwo Tenkorang, the Ashanti Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has underlined the urgent need to train more paediatric eye care specialists to boost eye care for children and prevent childhood blindness. Speaking at a media briefing in Kumasi, he said, the current situation, where there were only four of paediatric...

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...

I Prefer Injection, I Read On the Internet

It's a cold morning -- a few minutes after eight. A doctor is drowned in fatigue and looks a lot more like bulls in a China shop. His focus is on the fleeting hands on the clock that hangs above him. Like a bored stranger, he's itching to leave. The morning team is filing in....

NGOs donate medical equipment worth USD 175,000 to health facilities in Lambussie district

Two Non-Governmental Organizations based in Ghana and the USA respectively;Comprehensive Care Foundation (CCF) and Medplus Connect have collaborated to donate medical equipment and consumables worth USD 175,000.00 to the Lambussie District Health Directorate in the Upper West region of Ghana. The donation was to assist in improving access to quality...

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...

Malawi Joins Africa in #RightByHer Campaign

The quality of life of African girls and women continues to decline exponentially at every turn, their security, dignity and wellbeing is compromised leading to the worst kind of gender based violence, rape, murder and a gross violation of human rights. ‘The State of African Women Report’, a tool documented...

Nigeria: National HIV Prevalence drops to 1.4 per cent

Results of a new survey released today by the Government of Nigeria indicate a national HIV prevalence in Nigeria of 1.4% among adults aged 15–49 years. Previous estimates had indicated a national HIV prevalence of 2.8%. UNAIDS and the National Agency for the Control of AIDS estimate that there are 1.9 million...

DRC begins first-ever multi-drug Ebola trial

The Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) today announced that a randomized control trial has begun to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of drugs used in the treatment of Ebola patients. The trial is the first-ever multi drug trial for an Ebola treatment. It will form part...

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...

The return of ‘Cash and Carry’?

Mahama under Siege! When President John Mahama described his turbulent first hundred days in office as a real baptism of fire, he had no clue he had probably seen his best days yet! Today, after a bout of fuel shortage, demonstration by middle class protestors calling for better governance, saga of a moribund Black Stars management...

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