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PPAG organises training for CSOs on global financing facility

The Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) ,the Alliance for Reproductive Health and Rights (ARHR) and the Coalition of NGOs in health have organized a workshop for civil societies on Global Financing Facility (GFF) in Accra. The workshop is to help build the capacity of civil societies especially on...

Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights storms twitter

The Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights (ARHR) and its partners across the country have stormed twitter with key messages to demand the implementation of Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) actions in national health policies. The demand, it said, was towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

Lead with right values and attitudes – Dr Felix Anyah

Dr Felix Anyah has called on all young Ghanaian professionals to lead their lives and career guided by values and standards rather than the chase for fame. The multiple award winning health leader and owner of the holy trinity spa made the call at 12th Pillars of...

Malaria eradication targets not feasible – WHO

A 3-year study of trends and future projections for the factors and determinants that underpin malaria, has reaffirmed that even though Malaria eradication is a goal worth pursuing, the world is far from a malaria-free. The study was conducted by WHO's Strategic Advisory Group on Malaria Eradication (SAGme).

Health Ministers adopt new strategic plan to reduce malnutrition in Africa

Health ministers have adopted a strategic plan to reduce the double burden of malnutrition in the African Region. This move was made at the 69th Regional Committee meeting of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the African Region today (Thursday 22 August, 2019). “The plan outlines the urgent and...

African Health Ministers Meets in Brazzaville

African health ministers are meeting today in Brazzaville to endorse regional policies and strategies to improve people’s health in Africa. The Sixty-ninth session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa will take place in Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo, from 19 to 23 August 2019. The Regional Committee,...

New drug for hard-to-treat Tuberculosis approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved a new Tuberculosis medicine called Pretomanid for the treatment of hard-to-treat tuberculosis which affects the lungs. The Pretomanid tablets is to be used in combination with two other existing medicine; bedaquiline and linezolid. Hard-to-treat infections referred...

CDD Ghana to hold Roundtable discussion on use of social media for clinical trials in Ghana

The Center for Democratic Development Ghana is set to hold a roundtable discussion to examine the utilization of digital and social media tools in clinical trials education in Ghana on Wednesday. Clinical trials are voluntary human research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of...

New Report on Global Tobacco Epidermic shows progress

Many governments are making progress in the fight against tobacco, with 5 billion people today living in countries that have introduced smoking bans, graphic warnings on packaging and other effective tobacco control measures - four times more people than a decade ago. But a new WHO report shows many countries are still...

An underused option for severe depression

If medication isn't helping to ease severe depression, nonsurgical brain stimulation may be an effective alternative to consider, according to a study published online March 27 by TheBMJ. Specifically, the study found that evidence seems to back the use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) over other, newer brain...

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