Health

ER NHIA pays GHc 43,870,447.52 claims to service providers

The Eastern Regional National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), paid GH¢ 43,870,447.52 claims to service providers last year. A total of GH¢ 29,548,949.13 claims were paid to service providers from January to July this year, Mr Francis Oti Frempong, Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, made this known at a media sensitisation session on the operations of Health Insurance in Koforidua on Wednesday

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Health Minister urges Ghanainas to continue with blood donation

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, the Minister of Health, on Monday pledged the government's commitment to ensure the provision of adequate blood supply to meet clinical needs of patients. He said blood supply was an essential service to all Ghanaians and therefore urged the citizenry to continue with the support to voluntary blood donation exercises and campaigns

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UWR lacks adolescent friendly health facilities

Mrs Perpetua Mornah, Coordinator of Adolescent Sexual Reproduction Health (ASRH) for the Upper West Region, has stated that health facilities in the region were unfriendly to adolescents. She said as a result of this attitude, adolescents find it difficult to disclose in detail issues concerning their sexual health

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FDB cautions Radio stations on advertisement of unapproved

Mr George Penstil, Eastern Regional Director of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB), has cautioned radio stations against advertising products, that have not been certified by the Board, especially herbal concoctions. He said anyone found advertising products that had not been approved by the FDB could be convicted to a fine of GHc 20,000, or to a two-year term of imprisonment or both

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MOFA receives 120 new combine harvesters

The Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MOFA) has received 120 new combine harvesters from Foton Ghana Limited to assist rice farmers in the three northern regions to harvest their crop. The combine harvesters were provided by Foton Ghana Limited, a company involved in the importation of agricultural machinery to help modernize and boost food production in the country

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Chiefs and Opinion Leaders Trained on malaria Prevention and Control

The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organisation (ADDRO) in partnership with the Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) and the USAID have trained chiefs, religious leaders and other key opinion leaders concurrently in two districts in the Upper East Region on malaria prevention and control as part of efforts to get community leadership deeply involved in reducing malaria infections in the area

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