Archive for Health

  • July 24, 2021

    Ghana’s total...

    The total number of COVID-19 cases recorded by Ghana since mid-March 2020, has crossed the 100,000 mark, hitting 100,250, according to the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service. Out of that number, there have been 95,871 recoveries and 819 deaths. The active caseload is 3,560. Some 276 cases were

  • July 23, 2021

    6 million...

    The African Union will deliver six million jabs of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to 27 African countries next week. The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) says these countries have already paid in full for the shipments. “This demonstrates that African governments are willing...

  • July 23, 2021

    100,000 Will...

    More than 100,000 people will die from COVID-19 around the world between now and the end of the Olympic Games, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) has predicted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Tokyo that “the pandemic is a test...

  • July 22, 2021

    First Lady...

    First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo has today, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 handed over a new waiting area for visitors at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra. In May 2019, when she commissioned the Rebecca Akufo-Addo Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, the First Lady said she noticed many visitors sitting under trees...

  • July 22, 2021

    KATH admission...

    The admission wards of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi are all full to capacity. Currently, patients referred from other districts to the facility are receiving medical care on the corridors of the facility. The lack of beds in the Hospital has compelled the caregivers to treat some of...

  • July 22, 2021

    US to...

    The United States government is set to donate about 25 million vaccines to African Union (AU) member countries in a few days to augment the fight against COVID-19 on the continent. In a virtual media briefing with selected journalists across the African continent, the State Department Coordinator for Global COVID-19...

  • July 21, 2021

    Race and...

    Diabetes advocate Mila Clarke Buckley What does race have to do with diabetes? Especially in these tumultuous times, we thank advocate Mila Clarke Buckley for her willingness to explore the connection between race, ethnicity, and health disparities for minorities with diabetes.   I remember when I was first diagnosed with...

  • July 21, 2021

    GHS suggests...

    The Ghana Health Service has recommended the introduction of Rapid Diagnostic test kits at all entry points of the country, as part of efforts to control the spread of COVID-19. Addressing the media after a two-day crisis meeting in the Ashanti Region, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr....

  • July 21, 2021

    Agyeman-Manu must...

    The African Center for Health Policy Research and Analysis, believes the Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, must no longer be at post after he side-stepped due process in the botched procurement of Sputnik V vaccines. “I think he should honourably resign, or the President should sack him,” Executive Director of the...

  • July 21, 2021

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    The number of active COVID-19 cases has shot up to 3,446, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service indicate. Some 304 new cases have been confirmed. The death toll has also risen to 817. Since mid-March 2020, a total of 99,734 cases have been recorded. Of that number, 95,451

  • July 20, 2021

    COVID-19: Achimota...

    The management of Achimota Senior High School has eased the restriction on parents and guardians from visiting the institution after COVID-19 cases in the school has been brought under control. Under the modalities put in place, parents and guardians are allowed to take parcels devoid of cooked food to their...

  • July 20, 2021

    Minister Admits...

    The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has admitted to committing “an error” in signing the contract agreement between the government and Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum for the procurement and supply of 3.4 million of Sputnik-V vaccines at the unit cost of $19 per dose. He said he started...

  • July 20, 2021

    WHO Appeals...

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is urging Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), community and religious leaders among other key stakeholders within the community to help whip up adherence to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) protocols at the grassroots. Expressing concern over recent upsurge of cases in the country, Country Representative of WHO,...

  • July 20, 2021

    More Men...

    Ghanaian-born surgeon, Michael K. Obeng, the famous American doctor who successfully removed gorilla glue from the hair of a woman in the US has made some interesting revelations about an apparent surge of interest in plastic and cosmetic surgeries in men. Plastic surgery is done to restore, reconstruct or alter...

  • July 20, 2021

    Covid-19: 10...

    Ten COVID-19 death cases were recorded in Kumasi between July 1 and 13, this year, the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA), has disclosed. The authorities said the period under review also saw 200 new positive cases being recorded in Ghana’s second-largest city. A statement issued by the KMA and signed by...

  • July 20, 2021

    COVID-19 Slows...

    Dr Arko Akoto-Ampaw, the Medical Director of the Eastern Regional Hospital, says the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of personal hygiene, which has helped to prevent infectious and water-borne diseases like cholera. He said despite the devastating consequences of the coronavirus pandemic on personal health and health infrastructure, it...

  • July 19, 2021

    Committee probing...

    The nine-member ad-hoc parliamentary committee tasked to probe the controversial Sputnik V vaccine procurement deal is expected to resume sitting today, Monday, July 19, 2021. Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, is expected to re-appear before the committee to answer questions on the deal. The committee has been tasked to look into...

  • July 19, 2021

    382 new...

    Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll is now 812, the latest figures from the Ghana Health Service as of 14 July 2021, have indicated. The active cases also stand at 2,858. Some 382 new cases were recently confirmed. Of the total active caseload, 12 are critical while 27 are severe. The country

  • July 16, 2021

    Efforts underway...

    Health Minister, Kwaku Agyemang Manu says work is ongoing to bring Covid-19 vaccines from the US in August after a contract with Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum to supply Russian Sputnik vaccines was terminated. The Minister at his first appearance before the Parliamentary Committee probing the Sputnik V vaccines contract...

  • July 15, 2021

    ‘We don’t...

    The Special Advisor on Health at the Presidency, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, has justified the government’s seeming inability to roll out a specific vaccination strategy amid the rising cases of COVID-19. Concerns have been raised over the government’s failure to vary its vaccination strategy in the wake of a spike...

  • July 15, 2021

    India’s 2nd...

    AstraZeneca Africa Director, Barbara Nel, has said the limited AstraZeneca vaccine distribution in the Africa region and particularly Ghana, can be attributed to the “devastating COVID-19 second wave that happened in India” leading to a ban on the export of vaccines in that country. She believes this prevented most African...

  • July 15, 2021

    COVID-19: Ghana’s...

    The Ghana Health Service, GHS, has debunked reports that there are no available Intensive Care Unit (ICU) beds in the country to handle the recent surge in critical COVID-19 cases. The Director-General of the GHS, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, insisted that enough interventions have been put in place to avert any...

  • July 15, 2021

    1.6 billion...

    The AstraZeneca Africa Director, Barbara Nel, has disclosed that a total of 1.6 billion fully funded COVID-19 vaccines would be made available for COVAX dependent countries later this year through to 2022. She mentioned that countries that have successfully vaccinated the vast majority of their populace and still have excess...

  • July 14, 2021

    COVID-19: Revise...

    The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, is urging the government to vary its vaccination strategy amid rising cases of COVID-19. According to him, the government’s unfocused vaccination plan and the refusal to continue the public testing regime provides no hope for the country’s fight against COVID-19....

  • July 14, 2021

    Furnish all...

    The Ghana National Association of Registered Midwives (NARM-GH), is advocating for the government to furnish all the maternity wards at the various health care facilities in the country. National President of the Association, Mary Ofosu, said providing the necessary logistics to work with will complement their sacrifice, hence encouraging midwives...

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