Health

HIV/AIDS claims 97 lives in Ghana’s Central Region

Ninety-seven people including six children below 15 years were killed by the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) disease in the Central Region in 2017. Five teenage pregnant girls also tested HIV positive and were put under strict surveillance to protect their babies from contracting the disease. Mrs Margaret Schandof-Woode, Regional HIV/AIDS Coordinator of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) who announced ...

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Ghana is rolling out E-Tracker to monitor and improve quality care-Nsiah-Asare

Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, Director General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has said the Service is rolling out an E-tracker system to monitor Persons Living with HIV who are on Anti-Retroviral Therapy (ART) to improve quality services being rendered. He said introduction of the E-tracker system, part of institutional reforms by government for all public institutions and that of GHS, ...

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Paediatric Society of Ghana advocate for quality nutritional

The Paediatric Society of Ghana (PSG), has issued a communiqué advocating for high quality nutritional and lifestyle choices in childhood and adolescence. The communiqué which was jointly signed by Dr Maame Yaa Nyarko, the President, and Dr Naa Djama Glover, the Secretary of the PSG respectively, at the end of the Annual General and Scientific Meeting (AGSM), held in Kumasi, ...

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Ghana needs to consider given appointment to patients – Dr Twum-Nuamah

Dr Kwabena Twum-Nuamah, Chairman of Parliamentary Select Committee on Health has called for the need for the Ghana Health Service to consider the issuance of appointments to some category of clients to avoid long queuing at healthcare centres. He attributed the long delays currently at the facilities to patients reporting at the same time at the facilities and urged the ...

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Let abortion be covered by NHIS – IPAS Ghana

IPAS Ghana Youth Advisory Board (YAB), a reproductive health services advocacy organisation, has made a case for the cost of abortion to be covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to make it affordable to all to help save lives of the youth. Mr Philip Duah, Communications and Advocacy Chairman of IPAS Ghana YAB, who made the call at ...

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