Health

GMA seeks clarification of National Service postings

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) said on Tuesday that although it is not opposed to the rendering of National Service by its members, there is the need for due consultation on the issue. The GMA therefore called on the National Service Secretariat, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health to as a matter of urgency engage the association in a dialogue to clarify the process

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Ghana snubs Russian trained Doctors

AVAILABLE STATISTICS indicate that the doctor-patient ratio in Ghana is about 1:12,000 – a figure which is far below that of the World Health Organization (WHO) global standard of 1: 5,000. This can be attributed largely to the exodus of medical practitioners from Ghana to seek greener pastures abroad, thus, the country is in dire need of medical practitioners to make up for the large deficit

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ADM Joins Ghanaians in Fighting Malaria

On September 11, 2010, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) launches its first Malaria Awareness Day in Kumasi, the heart of Ghana’s cocoa growing area. This awareness day seeks to further sensitise the local community about the endemic, as well as to provide education on other infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and tuberculosis

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Teaching hospital Upgrade for Cape Coast

President John Evans Atta Mills has assured that the Central Regional Hospital in Cape Coast will be upgraded to a teaching hospital. This, he said, was to support the training of medical doctors at the University of Cape Coast School of Medical Sciences (UCCSMS)

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