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Community participation vital for efficient health delivery – GHS

Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has called for effective community participation in the health delivery system to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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Presby Church to build more health training institutions

The Clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev Dr Samuel Ayete-Nyampong, has said that the Church would continue to build more health training institutions to train health professionals

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Ridge nurses withdraw services

Nurses at the Ridge Hospital on Tuesday withdrew their services for non-payment of their March salaries

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Cervical cancer common amongst African women

Cervical cancer is caused by the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), which is the most common viral infection of the reproductive tract

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Optometrist warns against applying un- prescribed drugs to the eye

Dr. Alex Osei Twumasi, an optometrist, has warned against the practice of applying un-prescribed drugs to the eye and said that could present complications

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SADA ends high level health forum

The Savannah Accelerated Development Authority (SADA) in collaboration with Ghana Health Service, at the weekend held a health forum to examine the opportunities to give out an effective, efficient and affordable health care system

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Autism Is Treatable with Coconut Oil- Food Scientists Reveals

Dr Kaku Kyiamah, a renowned Food Scientist has revealed that Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain can be treated with the appropriate diet and support

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Convention on Mercury mustn’t create fear and panic – GDA

The Ghana Dental Association (GDA) at the weekend urged advocates of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, not to create fear and panic about the impact of mercury usage in dental amalgam (mixture of mercury and other substance)

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More than 450,000 Ghanaians living with Diabetes

Reports released by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has revealed that a total of 450,000 Ghanaians are living with diabetes as at the end of 2014

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Revellers on Kwahu Mountains undertake HIV/AIDS test

The Ghana Aids Commission and Actionplus Foundation, facilitated the voluntary testing of more than 300 revellers during the Easter holiday on the Kwahu Mountains

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Diabetes burden rising sharply in the African Region

Diabetes is expected to become the seventh global leading cause of death by 2030. In 2012, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.5 million deaths worldwide and statistics indicate that the risk of dying among people with diabetes is at least double that of their peers without diabetes

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NHIS managers to sign performance contract – Director

Mr Francis Oti Frempong, the Central Regional Director of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), has said that managers of the National Health Insurance Schemes in the Central Region would sign a performance contract with the Authority

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Agorve Residents Receive Free Health Screening

Residents of Agorve, a village in the Ketu North District of the Volta Region have received free health screening and kind donation of items worth over GH¢2,000 from Quik Medical Consult

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Unsafe food: a major health threat in the African Region

Consuming unsafe foods pose a significant public health threat in the African Region. Infants, young children, pregnant women, the elderly and those with underlying illnesses are particularly vulnerable

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Prestea Huni/Valley District records four cholera cases

The Prestea Huni/Valley District in the Western Region has recorded four cholera cases at Bogoso and Prestea-Ankobra communities during the past three days

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Doctors angry -Over conversion difference under Single Spine

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has given government a May 30, 2015 ultimatum to pay accumulated arrears of conversion difference because their base pay was reduced when they were enrolled onto the Single Spine Salary Structure (SSSS) or face their wrath

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