29. September 2022
September 28, 2022

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has introduced instant healthcare for all persons aged 70 years and above across the country. They shall now have instant access to the full benefits package from all accredited health service providers. This is in line with the Government’s objective to accelerate the attainment of Universal Health Coverage. The […]

September 27, 2022

In line with Government’s objective to accelerate the attainment of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and bridge the access inequity gap, the Governing Board and Management of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has announced the introduction of instant healthcare for all persons aged 70 years and above across the country. The policy eliminates the one-month waiting period […]

September 27, 2022

The Medical and Dental Council of Ghana believes criticisms of its decision not to recognize degree certificates issued by Medical and Dental Schools in Ukraine are unjustified. Speaking on Eyewitness News, the council’s Registrar, Dr. Divine Ndonbi Banyubala, suggested that his outfit was deserving of praise for being proactive and “acting in our collective interest.” “We […]

September 27, 2022

Ghanaian students studying Medicine and Dentistry in Ukraine are fuming over a planned decision by the Ghana Medical and Dental Council not to recognize their certificates. The Council has announced it will not recognize degree certificates issued by Medical and Dental Schools in Ukraine, as these schools have resorted to studying online. According to the […]

September 26, 2022

A total of 23,495 people tested positive for HIV in the first half of this year, according to statistics from the National STIs and HIV/AIDS Control Programme. As result, a network of institutions leading the HIV and AIDS response in the country has begun national stakeholder engagements as part of processes to review interventions for […]

September 24, 2022

Public Health Expert, Dr. Nii Nortey Hanson-Nortey, has advised government to keep HIV prevention and treatment high on the political agenda. With Ghana recording close to 10,000 deaths from AIDS annually, he noted that it was important for the government to take a keen interest in ensuring that the country finally achieves its 95-95-95 testing, […]

September 24, 2022

A Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the National AIDS Control Programme, Reverend Kenneth Ayeh Danso has urged men to check their HIV status for early treatment and prevention. According to him, while women are more likely to visit health clinics at the slightest indication of illness, men tend to avoid health centres till their situation […]

September 23, 2022

Seven other deaths are being investigated as suspected cases of a strain for which authorities do not have a vaccine. Uganda has confirmed seven cases of Ebola, as authorities try to track down 43 contacts of known Ebola patients – two days after the East African country announced an outbreak of the contagious disease. The […]

September 23, 2022

Between 1,000 and 1,400 childhood cancer cases are diagnosed annually in the country, and in most cases, they are presented late, making them difficult and expensive to treat. This situation has been attributed to the lack of awareness of and knowledge about childhood cancers. Consequently, a paediatric oncology fellow at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr […]

September 22, 2022

The Coalition of 2019 posted nurses have served notice of an impending hunger strike. This move according to the group has become necessary after all efforts to get their eight-month unpaid allowances proved futile. The coalition has, therefore, declared hunger strike from September 30 and subsequently strike on 1st October.   Source: Classfmonline.com/Emmanuel Mensah

September 20, 2022

A Nutrition officer with the Central Regional Health Directorate, Mr Joseph Ayiah, has recommended exclusive breastfeeding day and night as a natural contraceptive for lactating mothers. He said that it is 98 per cent effective for birth control. He explained that lactating mothers while breastfeeding, release excessive hormones to regulate the production and release of […]

September 20, 2022

The Northern Chapter of the 2019 batch of the Nursing Assistant Clinical and Preventive Services will today, Tuesday, September 20 hit the streets of Tamale to demonstrate over what they describe as discrimination on the part of government. In a statement issued by leadership of the coalition, it has been ten months since the Ministry […]

September 17, 2022

Ghana has declared that the recent outbreak of the Marburg virus is now over after 42 days without anybody testing positive. The authorities first alerted the public to the outbreak of the highly infectious disease, which is related to Ebola, in July after two deaths were recorded. One of those later turned out to have […]

September 14, 2022

The state of enrolment onto Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will soon be digitized to make it possible for people to do online registration conveniently and securely. When this positive novelty is implemented, it will ease traffic at the NHIS district offices, where people frequently visit for the same purpose. The National Health Insurance […]

September 9, 2022

A malaria vaccine with “world-changing” potential has been developed by scientists at the University of Oxford. The team expect it to be rolled out next year after trials showed up to 80% protection against the deadly disease. Crucially, say the scientists, their vaccine is cheap and they already have a deal to manufacture more than […]

September 8, 2022

Trials in West Africa of a new malaria vaccine developed by Oxford University show it gives up to 80% protection for two years. The jab was tested on more than 400 children. Malaria, a parasitic infection spread by mosquitoes, kills about half a million children each year in sub-Saharan Africa. The Oxford team is working […]

September 2, 2022

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has commenced a nationwide polio vaccination exercise. The GHS is expected to vaccinate at least 400,000 Ghanaian children under five years against Poliomyelitis. According to the GHS, the vaccination has become necessary after it recorded positive tests in a series of samples taken at its polio surveillance sites across the […]

September 1, 2022

Overview Many doctors recommend low-impact and non-strenuous exercise when going through breast cancer treatment. I know what you’re thinking: “I have breast cancer. I’m trying to take care of my family and life in general. I’m trying to hold down a job through all of this. I’m sick. I’m in pain. I can barely get […]

August 30, 2022

Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a rare type of breast cancer that doesn’t respond to the usual breast cancer therapies. But other treatments are available. “Triple-negative” describes cancer cells that test negative for three types of receptors: estrogen progesterone HER2 Because of its triple-negative status, TNBC doesn’t respond to treatments that target estrogen or progesterone […]

August 30, 2022

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has expressed the government’s concern over increasing rate of negligence and other unprofessional conducts by some healthcare workers in the country. Addressing members of the Medical and Dental Council in Accra on the occasion of the Council’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and 2022 Conference on Monday, 29 August 2022, Dr Bawumia […]