Workshop on proposed policy development on One Health Approach opens

Disaster and emergency preparedness and response are important to animal health experts as they are to physicians because animals are impacted by the same disasters and emergencies, be it natural or manmade. Mr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director-General of Ghana Health Service, who was speaking at the consultative workshop...

QualityRights Ghana supplies ICT equipment to boost e-learning in mental health

QualityRights Ghana initiative has presented turbo-net internet routers and laptops to its national partners and stakeholders. This gesture is in the bid to ensure successful nationwide activation of the QualityRights e-training. Presenting the items during a short ceremony at the conference room of the Mental Health Authority in Accra, Dr...

Ghana observes World Tuberculosis Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed the celebration of this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on...

WHO sending urgent health assistance after Cyclone Idai displaces thousands of people in Southern Africa

The World Health Organization (WHO) is providing urgent assistance to meet the health needs of thousands of people impacted by flooding in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. The floods were triggered by Tropical Cyclone Idai, which swept through the region last week. Cyclone Idai, which formed...

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...