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AIDS Commission appeals for private sector support

The Ghana AIDS Commission has appealed for the immediate financial support from the private sector to meet its funding needs to enable it to procure more test kits and Anti-retroviral drugs to manage the present national response

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Vodafone supports Healthcare with Immunization Tracker “App”

Vodafone Ghana, a telecommunications company, has partnered the Legon Center for Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Services (CERSGIS) to roll out a mobile application “app” that aids child healthcare delivery and immunization

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Help eliminate discrimination against PLHIV in their homes

The Director General of Ghana AIDS Commission, Dr Angela El-Adas, has called for a strong advocacy to help reduce physical assault and extreme form of discrimination and stigmatization of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in their homes and religious places

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Include Non-Medical Consumables into NHIS -Women

Pregnant Women in the Upper East Region have appealed to Government to include Non-Medical Consumables and Ambulance Services in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

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WHO urges governments to increase investment to tackle NTDs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries affected by the 17 Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) to scale up their investment in tackling those diseases to improve the health of more than 1.5 billion people

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Patients charged electricity fees at Kumasi hospital

Patients charged electricity fees at Kumasi hospital

Managers of the Kumasi South hospital are charging patients between GHȻ3 and GHȻ5 as electricity fees in a bid to prevent the hospital from collapsing due to erratic power supply. Both insured and uninsured patients patronising the hospital are made to pay the amount before they are attended to

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Parliament urges improved pediatric cancer care

Parliament on Wednesday called for the establishment of pediatric cancer centers across the country and the increase in the capacity of specialist physicians in view of the rising incidence and mortality of childhood cancer cases

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Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

Over 800 health workers infected with Ebola

The World Health Organization (WHO) says a total of 833 confirmed health worker infections had been reported in the three intense-transmission countries; of which there had been 488 reported deaths

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Korle Bu Fire not linked to CMS Issue-MOH

Mr Tony Goodman, Public Relations Officer of the Ministry of Health has said that the fire that gutted some offices of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Pharmacy Department has no link to the Central Medical Stores fire issue. Speaking to the Ghana News Agency in a telephone interview, Mr Goodman explained that the Korle Bu […]

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Ebola-ravaged communities in Guinea to benefit from food security

Tens of thousands of people in rural areas of Guinea, worst-hit by the Ebola epidemic, would receive training on how to prevent the spread of the disease and support in producing food and generating income. This was attained through an agreement involving the World Bank, the Government of Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organisation […]

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MTN Ghana and Ecobank collaborates to collect 700 pints of blood

The MTN Ghana Foundation and Ecobank Ghana have embarked on a joint initiative to collect 700 pints of blood from donation centres in Accra, Kumasi, Shama, Takoradi and Tamale to be distributed to the National Blood Bank and major hospitals

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NHIS capitation mechanism would bring efficiency in healthcare – Authority

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) would as from April, this year, roll out in three Regions, a capitation payment mechanism for general out-patient care under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

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Thirty-two pregnant women test HIV positive in Sunyani West

Thirty-two pregnant women in the Sunyani West District tested HIV positive in 2014, when they were screened at the antenatal clinic, statistics from the District Directorate of Health, has revealed

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‘Ghana needs new specialised nurses and midwives

‘Ghana needs new specialised nurses and midwives

Minister of Health, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah, has said Ghana’s urgently needs specialized care from health professionals with unique skills to handle the trend of non communicable diseases

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West Africa to launch Medicines Registration Harmonisation Project

After the Southern and Eastern Africa regions, the West Africa Region, would launch the Steering Committee and Technical Working Group of the ECOWAS Medicines Regulatory Harmonisation Project in Accra

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About 8,000 people in Ghana have kidneys problems

Dr Philip Fobi Kakari, Medical Officer at the Seventh Day Adventist Hospital in Sunyani, has advised the public against self medication to prevent kidney damage

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