Archive for Health

  • May 9, 2021

    Covid-19 remains...

    The Minister of the Interior, Ambrose Dery says Covid-19 is a real threat to national security and called for effective collaboration among security officials to use innovative ways to combat the pandemic. “The Covid-19 pandemic is a threat to national security and must be dealt with as such,” he said....

  • May 8, 2021

    NHIA Pays...

    The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says it has paid a grand total of GHc290,890,982 to its service providers in 2021 alone between January 1 to April 27, with public healthcare facilities receiving the most. The public healthcare facilities received GHc148, 888,834.25 representing 51.18 per cent, while private facilities had

  • May 8, 2021

    Health Directorate...

    The absence of a District Hospital, lack of health professionals especially medical doctors, insufficient accommodation as well as poor road network among other operational challenges have been identified as major factors hampering quality health care delivery in the Ada West District of the Greater Region. Only three medical doctors currently...

  • May 7, 2021

    Active COVID-19...

    Ghana’s active COVID-19 caseload has risen slightly to 1,593. Of that number, there are six critical, 23 severe cases. Some 28 new cases have also been confirmed recently. A total of 783 people have died since the virus entered Ghana in mid-March 2020. Since that time, a total of 92,856...

  • May 7, 2021

    Ghana takes...

    Ghana has today, May 7, taken delivery of its second batch of the Covid-19 vaccine. A total of 350,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccines arrived at the Kotoka International Airport this morning. Following a delay in the delivery of the vaccines, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick...

  • May 6, 2021

    COVID-19: We’re...

    Dr Lawrence Lartey, the Director of Port Health at the Kotoka International Airport, says measures are in place to halt the importation of COVID-19 cases into the country through the Airport. “We have our laid-down rules and regulations, and we are working hand-in-hand with the relevant agencies to ensure that...

  • May 4, 2021

    The Benefits...

    Overview of cholesterol Sooner or later, your doctor will probably talk to you about your cholesterol levels. But not all cholesterol is created equal. Doctors are specifically concerned about high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), or the “bad” cholesterol because it increases your risk of a heart attack. Your body...

  • May 4, 2021

    350,000 doses...

    Ghana is expected to take delivery of 350,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the COVAX facility later today, Tuesday, May 4, 2021. According to President Akufo-Addo, the move forms part of the government’s agenda to vaccinate Ghana’s entire adult population by the end of the year. The president, who made...

  • May 3, 2021

    COVID-19: 350K...

    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has encouraged Ghanaians to continue to wear face masks to protect themselves and others against the coronavirus despite the discomfort associated with it. The president stated that although he is aware Ghanaians are tired of wearing the mask, it has proven to be the best...

  • May 2, 2021

    ECOWAS Proposes...

    The Chairman of the ECOWAS Commission, Dr Jean-Claude Kassi Brou, has proposed the establishment of a major laboratory in the sub-region that would enable member countries to produce vaccines to deal with emerging diseases and viruses. He said there was also the need for West African leaders to take lessons...

  • May 2, 2021

    Don’t bastardize...

    Chairman of Risk Communication and Community Engagement for Ghana’s COVID-19 response, Dr. Da Costa Aboagye, has described the testing regime at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) as robust, hence urged Ghanaians not to bastardize the testing regime. He said the KIA testing was one of the best physical protocol mechanisms...

  • April 30, 2021

    Meal Timetable...

    Having a meal timetable for the family can make all the difference between healthy, balanced meals or not. Mealtimes should be easy but sometimes it gets overwhelming to get the meals right. Many parents could do with a meal timetable for the family. Perhaps you are a busy working mum,...

  • April 30, 2021

    COVID-19: Active...

    The number of active COVID-19 cases in Ghana is steadily rising again, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service. Currently, there are 1,589 active cases. Of that number, eight are critical and 24 severe. The death toll has risen by two. It is now 779. Since mid-March...

  • April 30, 2021

    Don’t grant...

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has asked Ghana’s missions abroad not to grant visas to travellers who refuse to present negative COVID-19 test results verified through the Global Haven partnership system. This new tool seeks to ensure the PCR test results presented by travellers are more accurate,...

  • April 30, 2021

    FDA must...

    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) to thoroughly examine the next batch of vaccines expected to arrive in the country this week. Reports have suggested that the vaccines from the Democratic Republic of Congo may have expired. The General Secretary of the GMA, Justice...

  • April 29, 2021

    Health Ministry’s...

    The Ghana Nurses and Midwife Trainees’ Association has described the Ministry of Health’s claims that it owes members of the Ghana Nurse-Midwife Trainees’ Association only three months’ worth of allowances as bizarre and strange. The Ministry of Health in a press statement signed by its Chief Director, Kwabena Boadu Oku-Afari,...

  • April 28, 2021

    African First...

    African First Ladies, under the auspices of Merck Foundation, today held a high-level virtual meeting to discuss solutions to health challenges on the continent. The First Ladies who participated in the high-level meeting organised at the 8th Merck Foundation Africa Asia Luminary were from the Republics of Zambia, Angola, Botswana,...

  • April 27, 2021

    Third wave...

    Global Health Expert, Dr. John Amuasi says Ghana has a robust health system, fully equipped and capable of picking up threats of a third Covid-19 wave. According to the Senior Researcher and Fellow at the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research, there is no cause for alarm if the country decides...

  • April 27, 2021

    Centre for...

    The African Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis wants the government to institute an investigation into the recent spike in the number of COVID-19 cases recorded at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Frontier Healthcare Services, the managers of Ghana’s COVID-19 testing programme at the KIA, in a letter to...

  • April 27, 2021

    Let’s put...

    A virologist with the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research is urging health authorities to quickly put in place measures to help reduce the increasing number of Covid-19 cases recorded at the Kotoka International Airport. Speaking on Newsnight, Dr Michael Owusu said that the virus, especially new variants, takes time to...

  • April 26, 2021

    KIA COVID-19-positive...

    The Minority in Parliament has urged the government to put in stringent measures to curb the increasing number of COVID-19-positive arrivals at the Kotoka International Airport. It follows a warning by Frontiers Health Services, managers of Ghana’s COVID-19 airport testing programme, that record numbers are being confirmed at the entry...

  • April 26, 2021

    Trainee nurses,...

    The Ghana Nurse and Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA) has given the government a one-week ultimatum to make payments of all allowances and arrears owed its members. According to the Association, the government has not paid them in eight months despite several complaints. The President of the Association, Elijah Amfo-Adjei has...

  • April 26, 2021

    COVID-19: ‘Unprecedented’...

    Frontiers Health Services, managers of Ghana’s COVID-19 airport testing programme have warned of the high rate of positive cases arriving in the country. The company in a letter to the Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company Limited, Yaw Kwakwa said on Saturday, April 24, 2021, it recorded 75 positive cases,...

  • April 24, 2021

    RTSS Malaria...

    The implementation of the RTSS Malaria Vaccine is achieving significant success in the fight against the disease among infants and children in the Jaman South Municipality of the Bono Region. The RTSS is a vaccine that acts against Plasmodium Falciparum, the deadliest malaria parasite globally and the most prevalent in...

  • April 23, 2021

    UK Study...

    A new UK study found that dry eye disease can lead to other overall health issues. According to the National Eye Institute, nearly 16 million Americans suffer from eye dryness. The Association of Optometrists in London reports that about one in four people in the UK has the condition. The University of Southampton...

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