Thursday, July 18, 2019

Ebola Vaccine Components Do Not Cause Ebola Disease!

In Ghana, our Parliamentarians have banned Ebola vaccine trials out of panic that trials amount to importing the disease. As is the practice when anyone makes critical comments of Ghanaian Parliamentarians, they have promptly summoned a professor of clinical pharmacology, Alex Dodoo, before their Privileges Committee for interrogating the scientific basis of their decision.

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...

#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...

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...

Digital Health: Healthees Africa launches in Accra

Healthees Africa, a program that seeks to In quest to identify and celebrate individuals influencing digital health in Africa took place in Accra last Friday.  Several digital health enthusiasts attended the exclusive event that also aims to encourage the application of technology in healthcare. Promoting digital health in Africa

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...

Fighting counterfeit drugs in Ghana

The doctor prescribes an unnamed medication to manage your pain. It comes in flawless packaging …almost. In this true account as relayed by multinational Pfizer, the color has been clinched with floor polish and lead-containing paint while brick dust has been improvised as an adhesive. To top it, boric acid, known for its deleterious...

Mosquito Assassin

Celebrating Professor Fred Newton Binka Any doubts I might have entertained that Prof Fred Newton Binka was a mosquito…I beg your pardon, I meant a transformational leader before a health research scientist, were dispelled last week when a cross section of his peers, friends, relations and students conspired to have a power-lunch at the plush...

Are Ghanaian doctors greedy?

A cursory review of the electronic media late last week revealed most callers heaving a sigh of relief over the announcement that the government had finally overcome its two and a half year tardiness and agreed on a planned framework for administering doctors’ salaries albeit being forced to sign the document under threat of...

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