Saturday, July 20, 2019

Sleeping In on Weekends May Not Repay Sleep ‘Debt’

People who are sleep-deprived during the week often try to make up for it on weekends. But a new study suggests the tactic may backfire. Researchers found that weekday sleep loss had negative effects on people's metabolism -- and "catch-up" sleep on the weekend did not reverse it.

Nearly half of childhood cancers worldwide undiagnosed

Nearly half of all childhood cancers are not being diagnosed globally, according to a new modeling study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study found that, in 2015, there were 397,000 cases of childhood cancer worldwide, but only 224,000 were diagnosed. And if health systems around the world don’t...

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...

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...

Ghana launches National Guideline for Cancer Management

The Ministry of Health and the Ghana Health Service (GHS), in collaboration with Roche Ghana Limited, a Pharmaceutical Company, at the weekend launched the first National Guideline for Cancer Management in the country. The 126-page Document was developed by a team of experts including surgeons, oncologists, paediatricians, pharmacists, obstetricians,...

Basic Needs Ghana trains stakeholders on checklist development

The Basic Needs Ghana, an advocacy mental health organisation, has organised a capacity building training in Bolgatanga for stakeholders in the health sector on how to develop checklist to track resources allocated for community mental health work. The stakeholders, drawn from the Bolgatanga Municipal, Kassena-Nankana Municipal, Bongo, Binduri, Bawku...

Nyaho Medical Centre rolls out Family Medicine Postgraduate Training Programme

Nyaho Medical Centre, a leading private healthcare facility in Ghana has commenced the roll-out of a Family Medicine Training Programme. This program trains Medical Doctors in the specialized field of Family Medicine. Announcing the launch of the preceptorship programme at a media briefing in Accra, the Centre’s Program...

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.

Dr Victor Bampoe is Nigeria’s UNAIDS country director

Former deputy Minister of Health, Dr Victor Bampoe, now with the Joint UN Programme on AIDS (UNAIDS) in Geneva as Coordinator since June 2017, has been reassigned to Abuja as UNAIDS Country Director for Nigeria, reports reaching indicates. Dr Bampoe’s appointment, which took effect this month (November 2018)...

Pharmaceutical companies deepening their strategic focus on Africa – Access to Medicine Report

The new Access to Medicine Index notes increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa that benefits people on lower incomes. However, the 2018 Index also finds important gaps in where pharmaceutical companies are registering new products on the African continent. The Access to Medicine Index...

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