Health

Ghanaian Doctors To Be Trained Abroad

Cabinet has approved the training of 250 Ghanaian doctors in Cuba early next year, Mr Haruna Idrissu, Acting Health Minister, announced in Accra yesterday. The training is to help close the wide doctor- patient ratio gap, he said, adding, the Government has taken a cue from the on-going doctors' strike

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Malaria Deaths Drop 20% Since 2000

The World Health Organization reports that deaths from malaria around the world have dropped more than 20 percent since 2000. The U.N. agency says deaths dropped from 985,000 in 2000 to about 780,000 in 2009. Most deaths occur among children living in Africa. The WHO released the latest figures Tuesday in its World Malaria Report 2010

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House of Chiefs pleads with doctors to call off strike

The National House of Chiefs (NHC) has pleaded with the striking doctors to rescind their decision and resume work on compassionate grounds to save lives. They also appealed to the Government and the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission (FWSC) to take appropriate steps to resolve the grievances of the doctors

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Government clarifies health minister’s leave of absence

Government has clarified the circumstances under which Health Minister; Hon. Yieleh Chireh, took a ten day leave of absence. A statement from the Ministry of Information and signed by Hon. John Tia Akologu disclosed that the President granted the Health Minister his request for leave on the 11th of October, 2011 purely on medical grounds

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Women Still Deliver At Home

Despite interventions such as free maternal health and emergency ambulance services, the Upper West Region is still recording high maternal death rates. The region recorded 13 maternal deaths last year and 16 deaths from January-June with the Nadowli District contributing five fatalities during the period under review. Madam Florence Angsomwine, District Director of Health Service made this known at stakeholders’ ...

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Doctors’ Strike: Man, 50, Dies At Ridge Hospital

A 50-year-old man has lost his life at the Ridge Hospital in Accra because there were no doctors on hand to attend to him due to the strike action. Reports say the deceased was suffering from hypertension and was rushed to the hospital, but there was only one doctor on duty and could not attend to him leading to his untimely death

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Striking doctors refuse emergencies, hit at FWSC

Striking doctors to intensify their action by refusing to attend to emergency cases. The leadership of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said they are not ready to budge to several calls including that of President John Atta Mills for them to return to the wards. They said the major issues resulting

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Doctors Declare Nationwide Strike

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) is embarking on a nationwide strike by close of day October 7, if their demands are not met. The GMA resolved to lay down their tools after an emergency national executive council meeting on Thursday

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Contraceptive Popular in Africa Doubles HIV Risk – Study

A major study has found that a hormonal contraceptive widely used in Africa appears to double a woman's chance of getting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The study also suggests that when HIV-positive women used the injectable contraceptive, their male partners were twice as likely to become infected compared to male partners of women who had used no contraception

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Nurses strike is “unwarranted” – Rojo

The deputy Minister for Health, Rojo Mettle Nunoo has described the strike embarked on by the Nurses and Midwives Trainees Association as “unofficial and unwarranted”. He has said that there are negotiations currently ongoing as part of efforts to improve upon the working conditions of all health sectors including the nurses and midwives trainees.

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Nurses, midwives embark on nationwide strike

Nurses and midwives have embarked on an indefinite strike with immediate effect until what they described as poor working conditions under which they work are addressed by the government. The nurses and midwives sounded the war drum a couple of weeks ago and urged the government to respond to their demands for an increase in their allowances

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Cadio Centre Back To Full Business

Work at the Cardiothoracic Centre in Accra has started in earnest as many patients throng its Out Patient Department to seek for treatment two days after doctors called off their partial strike. Fresh cases are being attended to clear the back log of cases as a result of the strike to show solidarity with the Founder and honourary director of the centre, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, who was relieved from his administrative services

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