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Government approves insurance for frontline Ebola workers

Mr Prosper Douglas Bani, Chief of Staff says government has approved an insurance policy for all frontline health and auxiliary workers that would be handling Ebola related issues

The World Bank Group on Thursday pledged an additional 100 million dollars funding to speed up deployment of foreign health workers to the three worst affected Ebola countries in West Africa

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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has reiterated that Ghana’s hosting of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has not exposed the country to any additional risk of Ebola infection

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Mali confirms its first case of Ebola

Mali’s Ministry of Health has confirmed the country’s first case of Ebola virus disease

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A pharmacist, Mr George Hedidor, has advised the public to guide against the wrong usage of antibiotics as it compounds the severity of illness

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A capacity development workshop aimed at empowering trainers with preventive measures and interventions against an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in the country has been held in Accra

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Mr Eric Opoku, Brong Ahafo Regional Minister has appealed to the mass media to spearhead the awareness creation on breast cancer

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A simple, portable, said to be safe and less costly, easy-to-use device that could make breast cancer detection possible is to be introduced to hospital consulting rooms and households in Ghana once approved by the Ghana Health Service

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A traditional medical practitioner, has underscored the need for traditional medical facilities to provide majority of Ghanaians with affordable services

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The Elubo Health Centre has recorded 76 cases of cholera in the Jomoro District of the Western Region but there have been no deaths

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As part of its contribution to the international efforts to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the Russian Federation has allocated a total of 779.4 million roubles

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Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, Minister of Health, has urged the Federation of Traditional Medicine Practitioners Associations (GHAFRAM) to access quality, affordable and effective traditional medicines to ensure healthy population in the country

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday gave the assurance that it has in collaboration with key stakeholders, put in place all necessary measures to combat the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) if it is confirmed

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Physicians to Government-Don’t host AFCON 2015

The Public Health Physicians Association of Ghana has urged government to decline hosting the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2015 tournament in line with its Ebola preventive stance of the discouragement of mass gatherings

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The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has appealed to President John Mahama not to allow the country to host the African Cup of Nations tournament from January to February 2015due to the outbreak of the Ebola disease

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The Mental Health Authority (MHA), had been urged to train local pastors, otherwise known as faith healers and herbalists, on mental health care delivery, to enlighten them on how to treat mental patients in their care

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