Wednesday, November 13, 2019

WHO Africa Innovation Challenge Calls for New Solutions to Improve Health in Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) in the African Region has launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing the unmet health needs on the continent. “This Innovation Challenge recognizes the critical need for innovations to address...

First Ebola fingerstick test with portable reader announced for emergency use

An emergency use authorization (EUA) has been issued for a rapid, single-use test for the detection of Ebola virus (Zaire ebolavirus) by the US FDA today (Nov. 9th 2018). This is the second Ebola rapid antigen fingerstick test available under EUA, but the first that uses a portable...

Registered Mental Nurses begin first online licensing exams

Registered Mental Health Nurses from three training institutions on Monday, 3 September, began the first online professional licensing examination

UNICEF supports GHS with tablets to boost ehealth project

Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, the UNICEF Representative in Ghana, has handed over 230 tablet computers with accessories to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The over $75,000 equipment, which was received by Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General, GHS, would support two Health System Strengthening activities in Ghana regarding immunisation and community health information systems. Madam Dufay said the tablets,...

Maximise Digital Health technology to improve quality and Patient safety in Africa

The World Health Organization(WHO) has urged countries to maximise the use of digital health technology to improve patient safety and equitable access to quality health care. Dr Tedros Adhanom Gebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization made the call while addressing delegates attending the second International Conference of Ministers of Health and Ministers...

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...

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