Health

Korle-Bu Stops Kossa Senior Staff Demo

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Flashback: James Clifford Oblitey with other KOSSA members during the first demonstration Members of the Korle-Bu Senior Staff Association (KOSSA) and other staff of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) yesterday had to call off their planned demonstration following management’s disapproval of the action. The demonstration, scheduled to take place at ...

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MoH Holds Annual Health Summit

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The Ministry of Health (MoH) will from April 25 to 29, 2016, organise its annual health summit to review its performance in the previous year. The five-day event, scheduled to take place at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, will be on the theme: ‘Working Together Towards Universal Health Coverage, ...

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Meningitis Epidemic Over- Minister

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From left: Dr Franklin Aseidu-Bekoe, Head of Disease Surveillance at Ghana Health Service (GHS), Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyirah, Director General GHS, Dr Afisa Zakariah, Chief Director, Ministry of Health, Alex Segbefia and Dr Owen Laws Kaluwa, WHO Country Representative, with other dignitaries at the event The outbreak of meningitis in the ...

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George Andah Organises Health Screening

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The Awutu Senya West Constituency parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nenyi George Andah, has organised a five-day health screening and community outreach programme for residents of the constituency. The programme formed part of Nenyi George Andah’s ‘Change4Power2 Do More’ campaign which is seeking to sensitise electorates within ...

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Family Health Partners Michigan University

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The Family Health Medical School at Teshie in Accra has entered into an agreement with Michigan University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, for purposes of promoting quality medical education and scientific research work. The leadership of the two universities signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which details the terms of ...

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Lordina Foundation Gets HIV Test Kits

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Lordina Foundation has received 12,000 duo HIV and syphilis test kits from ALERE Incorporated, a global diagnostic device and service provider company. The SD HIV/syphilis duo, a rapid diagnostic test kit which produces results in 20 minutes, was donated to the First Lady and President of the Organisation of African ...

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Malaria Kills 15,000 In 5 Years

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About 15,063 people have died of malaria-related cases between 2010 and 2015, according to figures released by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The programme has, however, recorded a reduction in yearly in-patient deaths of malaria decreasing by 45 percent in the last five ...

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Ghana Fails In MDGs 4 & 5

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Some of the participants at the review meeting at Sunyani Despite all efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4 and 5 set up by the United Nations for countries to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health by the end of 2015, Ghana still failed to meet the ...

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Dutch NGO Builds Clinic At Issakura

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Wessel Eykman presenting documents of the newly-constructed clinic to Alexander Ackon Accessibility to healthcare delivery at Issakura in the Sekyere Afram Plains District of Ashanti Region has received a massive boost. This was made possible following the commissioning of an ultra-modern clinic facility with nurses’ quarters in the area. REDCAPA ...

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SSNIT Donates To Autistic Kids

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Victoria Gifty Abaidoo (left) presenting a dummy cheque to Yeboah Ocran The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) has donated a cash amount of GH¢50,000 towards the educational needs of some autistic children at the Creating New Beginnings Charitable Organisation. Creating New Beginnings, based at Adenta Frafraha in Accra, ...

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