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Ghana and two other African countries – Kenya and Malawi – have been selected to take part in a WHO-coordinated pilot implementation programme that will make the world’s first malaria vaccine available in selected areas, beginning in 2018. The injectable vaccine, RTS,S, was developed to protect young children from the...
The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Nsiah Asare has warned Ghanaians to be cautious and vigilant because the country is in a meningitis season. So far, over 50 people have died over the last three months as a result of an outbreak of the disease in the...
Authorities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have debunked claims by a mother that her baby, delivered at the facility is missing. Mother of the baby, Abigail Opoku, accuses hospital staff of underhand dealing in the disappearance of her child. According to Solomon Boakye Ansah, a motor mechanic and father of the...
The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang Manu has assured aggrieved nurses that they would be posted once the budget estimate of the ministry has received Parliamentary approval. Young nurses, both male and female, Tuesday morning besieged the premises of the ministry, insisting that they are posted immediately. This delayed the minister...
A Chief Nursing Officer at the Brong-Ahafo Regional Hospital in Sunyani, Madam Cordelia Yeboaa-Yeboah, says it is a serious offence for nurses and midwives to take and share pictures of patients on social media for public view. Describing such practice as unfortunate, she noted that is a total breach of...
Government has given clearance for the recruitment of nurses and other health professionals who were granted financial clearance in December 2016. All regional directors of health have therefore been directed to begin the process of recruiting the professionals in line with their respective regional ceilings. The recruitment exercise for the over...
Angry nurses Wednesday stormed the premises of the Ministry of Health in protest of government’s decision to halt their recruitment into public health institutions. The government in a statement issued by the sector Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu suspended “all recruitment activities for the 8,634 nurses and other health staff until further...
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Samuel Annor as the new Chief Executive Officer for the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA). He replaces Nathaniel Otoo who resigned in February this year. A letter of appointment cited by the media, stated that “Pursuant to section 14 (1) of the National...
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) on Thursday said, there was no poisonous drugs on the Ghanaian market as being speculated in the media. “The FDA wishes to inform the general public especially the media that the information is false and should be ignored”. A statement issued and signed by the...
A Suicidologist at the University of Ghana is calling for a national policy for suicide prevention in the country. Dr Joseph Osafo is worried at the spate of suicide deaths which have robbed the country of potential human capital. Dr Joseph Osafo told OTECFM’S NYANSAPOR PROGRAMME that several attempts by...