Health

W/B and Japan to provide Psychological Support to Ebola victims

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Ms Inguna DobrajaAccra, March 5, GNA - The Liberian Government and the World Bank Group in partnership with the Government of Japan, has launched a new 3 million dollar project to address the psychological effects of Liberia's Ebola crisis.The project, funded...

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Southampton Hospital donates two Ambulances to Upper-East

Bolgatanga, March 5, GNA - The Southampton Hospital Trust based in the United Kingdom, has donated two Ambulances to the Upper-East Regional Health Directorate.Acknowledging the donation of the vehicles, the Upper-East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams, said there were difficulties in emergency management in the Region, and the donation would help address some of the challenges.The Regional Director said most of the health facilities in the region, particularly at the district level, had challenges with ambulance services, and relied mainly on...

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National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has issued 93,013 Identification cards

Bolgatanga (UE), March 5,GNA - The Upper East Regional National Health Insurance Authority(NHIA) has issued 93,013 Identification cards to its clients since the roll out of Biometric...

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Anemia high among pregnant teenagers in Akatsi-North

Ave-Dakpa, March 5, GNA - Many pregnant teenagers who report for antenatal care at the Ave-Dakpa Health Centre, are anaemic.They are, therefore, referred by that only centre in the Akatsi-North District, to major facilities elsewhere to deliver.Dr Anthony Ashinyo, Akatsi-North District Director of Health, disclosed this in a Report presented on his behalf by Mr Joe Degley, ...

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Akatsi-North Assembly engage sanitation guards

Ave-Dakpa (V/R), March 5, GNA - The Akatsi-North District in the Volta Region has engaged and trained 50 'Sanitation Guards' to superintend garbage management in the district.The move is one of many in a comprehensive plan to keep the district clean in all respects.Mr James Gunu, the Akatsi-North District Chief Executive, sasid this when a team led by Mr Nii Lantey Vanderpuije, Deputy Minister...

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NHIA Collapsing Hospitals

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Sylvester Mensah, NHIA Boss Ghana is inching towards a return to the dreaded cash-and-carry-system, Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA), Dr Justice Yankson, has ...

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Drug Shortage Hits Tamale Teaching Hospital

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Officials of the Tamale Teaching Hospital have blamed the delays in the restocking of essential drugs at the facility to the bureaucracy associated with the Procurement Act which mandates that due process must be followed.According to them, various line managers are mindful of procedure in order not to contravene elements of the act and as a result are not able to immediately restock drugs that have run short at its pharmacy.Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the hospital, Misbao Mohammed, who disclosed this to DAILY GUIDE hinted that officials of the facility ...

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About 5.5 billion people cannot access pain relief medications – Report

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Accra, March 4, GNA - Around 5.5 billion people still have limited or no access to medicines containing narcotic drugs such as codeine or morphine, leaving 75 per cent of the world population without access to proper pain relief treatment.The Vienna-based International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) said in its Annual Report for 2014, launched in London on March 3.The Report, from the United Nations Information Centre and made available to the GNA, notes that around...

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Upper East Regional Insurance registers more clients

Bolgatanga, March 4, GNA - The Upper East Regional National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has issued 93,013 identification cards to its clients since the roll out of Biometric Membership System (BMS) last December.This is against the membership of the old system which was 627,659 representing 55 per cent of 1,135,310 estimated population.Mr Amos Akurigu, Upper East Regional Director of NHIA, said though the new system faced challenges such as overcrowding at the district offices because people were rushing to change old cards for new ones, the situation would soon stabilize.Mr Akurigu said this during an address at the 2014 annual performance ...

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GAVI works to sustain child immunization at Asokore Mampong

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Aba Oppong of CEDEP in a community sensitization session &#...

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