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The National Communications and Operations Director of the Health Insurance Service Providers Association of Ghana, (HISPAG), Joseph Christian Amoah has warned that some Health facilities that accept the National Health Insurance Card are likely to return to the cash and carry system soon. According to him, the health facilities are...
The Vice President of the Republic, H.E. Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has reiterated government’s desire to eradicate malaria and other mosquito-transmitted diseases which lead to significant numbers of deaths in Ghana and costs Africa billions of dollars in lost productivity. The Ghana Government will therefore renew discussions with the Government...
The Ghana Health Service has issued an alert to all Regional Directors of Health Services and CEOs of Teaching Hospitals for Lassa Fever. The alert urged the various health institutions to enhance surveillance for Lassa fever and Acute Haemorrhagic Fevers in general. This alert follows the outbreak of the fever in...
A mental health practitioner and founder of the Willing ways foundation Ghana; Madam Lydia Abena Manu has asked the government to create a mental health fund for mental patients and drug addicts. She believes such a fund will help cater for them and avert serious consequences in the near future. Madam...
The Government of Ghana, on Friday February 9, 2018, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) based Thumbay Group, a leading Dubai based conglomerate, for the establishment of a Teaching Hospital and a medical university to be known as the Gulf Medical University (GMU)...
Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has over the years indicated the lack of medical laboratory standards and international practicing codes in our medical laboratories in Ghana. The issues have ever led to the professional body declaring an industrial strike action in the year 2016 and the matter...
The Chairperson of Breast Care International (BCI), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Dr. Mrs. Beatrice Wiafe Addai said they have reviewed and devised new communication tools and strategies which dovetail into both traditional and social media platforms in their renewed and unwavering determination to create and sustain awareness about cancers,...
More teenagers are getting pregnant in the Amansie West District, a development, that has become a huge worry for the health authorities and policy-decision makers in the area. One hundred and eighty (180) teenage pregnancies were seen there, last year, as against the 2016 figure of 170. Mr. Dominic Dorbbin, the...
Deputy Information Minister, Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah Junior Doctors can expect to start work in March 2018, following the government’s granting of financial clearance to 541 healthcare professionals. Some 206 trained junior doctors have spent almost seven months at home without being posted over delays in financial clearance by the Ministry of Finance. The...
The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has reaffirmed her commitment to continue her “Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV and Reproductive Health" campaign especially in the three northern regions of Ghana to save lives of mothers and their babies. She said the three regions in the Northern part...
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