Health

  • October 30, 2020

    West Akim...

    Lower West Akyem Municipal Chief Executive, Mr Seth Oduro-Boadu has handed over a special ward to cater for patients with special needs to the Asamankese Government Hospital. The facility was originally earmarked for a canteen, but following an appeal made by the Hospital authorities, the assembly converted it into the...

  • October 29, 2020

    Knowledge on...

    Stakeholders in the health sector are calling on the government and non-governmental partners to reduce the burden of unsafe abortions by educating the public on the country’s abortion laws. Abortion is permissible in cases of rape, incest, foetal abnormality or disease, or defilement of a child, or if they are...

  • October 28, 2020

    COVID-19: 97...

    Ninety-seven individuals who are asymptomatic to the deadly Covid-19 virus have been discovered at the Kotoka Internation Airport, Deputy Health Minister Dr Bernard Okoe-Boye has revealed. He disclosed that these persons presented negative PCR test results at the airport upon arrival without showing any Covid symptoms. This according to him...

  • October 23, 2020

    COVID-19: We...

    A Deputy Minister for Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has defended the $150 being charged for COVID-19 test at the Kotoka International Airport. He said this on the back of pressure from the Minority which described the fee as illegal. The Minority in Parliament is against the $150 being charged for the...

  • October 21, 2020

    Breast Cancer...

    In commemoration of this year’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Sandbox Beach Club has organized a free breast screening exercise at Labadi in the La Dade Kotopon Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. Speaking to citinewsroom.com, the Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Sebastien, holding company of a chain of restaurants,...

  • October 21, 2020

    Akufo-Addo’s strong...

    Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has touted President Akufo-Addo’s leadership in the fight against the novel coronavirus in the country. According to him, the President through the management of the country’s COVID response deserves praise for steering the country through the global pandemic. Speaking at the fourth edition of...

  • October 21, 2020

    Ghana’s health...

    The government has indicated that the fight against the coronavirus pandemic has helped improve the country’s health systems and its focus going forward is to continue to invest in the sector. Addressing the fourth edition of the Nation Building Update in Accra on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 on the theme:...

  • October 20, 2020

    Government not...

    A deputy Minister for Health, Dr. Bernard Okoe Boye has rejected claims that the government may be hiding the actual coronavirus figures to create a false sense of security in Ghana. Providing updates on the country’s case count, as of Friday, October 16, 2020, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo indicated...

  • October 19, 2020

    COVID-19: Ghanaians...

    The Ghana Medical Association says Ghanaians have let their guards down in the fight against COVID-19. According to the association, the fear factor needed to curb the spread of the deadly virus appears to have diminished with the political season setting in. “I am not happy with compliance and the...

  • October 19, 2020

    COVID-19: Three-day...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has described as untenable calls for the extension of the three-day period for negative COVID-19 PCR test result for persons seeking to travel to Ghana through the country’s air borders. According to him, the extension will not be in the best interest of the...

  • October 19, 2020

    Breast Cancer...

    A 52-year-old poor widow, Malebna Abanab is battling for her life from cancer of the breast. Accra-based CTV News reports that Malebna, who hails from Kongo in the Nabdam District of the Upper East Region, detected an abnormal feeling, lumps and thickening and sudden change in size of her right...

  • October 18, 2020

    Blood shortage...

    The Eastern Regional Hospital in Koforidua is facing an acute shortage of blood. The distressing situation has compelled the Medical Director of the Hospital, Dr Arko Akoto Ampaw and some staff to donate pints of blood to save lives. As at Friday, October 16, 2020, the Hospital had only Seven...

  • October 17, 2020

    GAMLS Commends...

    The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has commended the Government for the innovative decisions that stimulated the local capacity of industries to produce relevant materials and supplies in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “This initiative must be consciously and aggressively scaled up to embrace other sub sectors in...

  • October 16, 2020

    Here’s why...

    Pool/Getty Images Someday, we’re all going to remember 2020 as the year we really learned to count our blessings and recognize what was important, because so much of what we took for granted was taken away by the coronavirus. Birthday celebrations. Family gatherings. Summer vacations. Visits to friends and family....

  • October 16, 2020

    Dr Anyah...

    The former acting CEO of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr Felix Anyah, has been appointed as the Board Chairman of the Ho Teaching Hospital. Dr Felix Anyah graduated as a doctor 41 years ago from the University of Ghana Medical School, Korle Bu. He distinguished himself as a clinician...

  • October 16, 2020

    Africa ‘can’t...

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that Africa cannot afford a second wave of Covid-19, saying it would be devastating especially to the economy. The warning comes as infections continue to spike in many countries that have recently been easing restrictions. The health body said the virus will run...

  • October 15, 2020

    E-Health Is...

    Dr Da Costa Aboagye, Director of Health Promotion, Ghana Health Service, says electronic health delivery is the future of Ghana’s health system. He said the COVID-19 pandemic had led to the increased reliance on digital health systems and said it was time to explore such opportunities in taking healthcare to...

  • October 15, 2020

    Health Minister...

    Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, has called on all ministries, agencies and sectors to explore platforms through, which Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) interventions can leverage on and be integrated for greater outcomes. He said this was necessary as the country built relevant mechanisms towards strengthened cross-sector partnerships and sustainability...

  • October 15, 2020

    Covid-19: Upper...

    The Upper East Region has recently recorded 21 active cases of Covid-19, which makes it the second Region with the highest number of reported cases after Greater Accra which has 203 cases. According to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) Covid-19 update, as of October 9, 2020, Ahafo, Eastern and Western...

  • October 15, 2020

    Pinktober –...

    The plastic reconstructive and burns unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital is today October 14, joining surgeons across the world to mark World Bra Day. Unlike the No Bra Day where ladies take the challenge of going braless for 24 hours, BRA for this commemoration is the acronym for...

  • October 13, 2020

    Two more...

    Two more COVID-19 deaths in Ghana have taken the country’s fatality toll to 308, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service indicate. Also, 67 new cases have been recorded. The country’s active caseload is now 337. Since March 2020, Ghana has recorded a total of 47,097 COVID-19 cases. Out...

  • October 13, 2020

    Coronavirus: WHO...

    The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has ruled out a herd immunity response to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community becomes immune to disease through vaccinations or through the mass spread of disease. Some have argued that coronavirus should be allowed to...

  • October 10, 2020

    UGMC to...

    Management of the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) says the June 2021 deadline for the full operationalization of the facility will be met. The first phase of the 650-bed facility built at a cost of $217 million was dormant for more than 18 months after its inauguration in 2016...

  • October 10, 2020

    Only one...

    The University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) which is one of the COVID-19 treatment centres currently has only a Chinese citizen under treatment, Chief Executive Officer of the facility, Dr Darius Osei, has disclosed. This confirms President Akufo-Addo’s statement, in his 18th address to the nation on the COVID-19 fight, that...

  • October 10, 2020

    UNICEF monitors...

    Country Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Ghana, Madam Anne-Claire Dufay, has toured the Ayawaso West Municipality in the Greater Accra Region, to assess the second round of the poliomyelitis (polio) vaccination exercise. The second round of the polio vaccination exercise which started on October 8-11 is expected...

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