Archive for Health

  • August 3, 2020

    More than...

    Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) treatment averted a total of 8,275 AIDS deaths at the end of 2019, according to the latest findings by the Ghana AIDS Commission and its partners. The number is an increase from the 2018 figure of 7,780. Estimated AIDS deaths at the end of 2019 is 13,

  • August 3, 2020

    Covid-19 Taskforce...

    The Deputy Minister of Health, Dr Bernard Okoe Boye, the Leader of Risk Communication for COVID-19, Dr Da Costa Aboagye and the Presidential advisor on health, Dr Anthony Nsiah Asare, this week toured some registration centres in Greater Accra, Central and Ashanti Regions to monitor compliance of the safety protocols....

  • August 2, 2020

    Coronavirus: South...

    More than half million coronavirus have been confirmed in South Africa, according to the country’s health minister. Zwelini Mkhize announced 10,107 new cases on Saturday, bringing the tally to 503,290, along with 8,153 deaths. South Africa is the hardest-hit country on the continent and accounts for half of all reported...

  • August 2, 2020

    Barbados: Nine...

    Twelve people, including nine of the nurses who recently arrived in Barbados from Ghana, have tested positive for COVID-19 after tests conducted on Friday by the Best Dos-Santos Public health Laboratory. Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George made the announcement during a live media conference on CBC TV yesterday afternoon....

  • August 2, 2020

    Ghana: COVID-19...

    Ghana has recorded 787 new cases of COVID-19, taking the national tally to 37, 014, the Ghana Health Service announced Sunday on its website. However, 33, 365 infected persons have recovered leaving the active cases at 3, 467, the latest update disclosed. The death toll stands at 182 over the

  • August 1, 2020

    E/R: COVID-19...

    The Eastern region has recorded new COVID-19 related deaths increasing the regional mortality to eighteen (18), the Regional Health Directorate has revealed. This is an increase from the figure of six (6) deaths recorded on the official website of Ghana Health Service -Headquarters. Twelve (12) Coronavirus deaths have been recorded...

  • August 1, 2020

    95 Ghanaian...

    Ninety-five Ghanaian nurses have arrived in Barbados on an initial two-year contract. The entourage of 49 women and 46 men signed on to assist with healthcare local in the Caribbean country. The Ghanaian nurses arrived on Thursday via a chartered flight, Azores Airlines although it was initially communicated that they...

  • July 31, 2020

    WHO warns...

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that easing of Covid-19 restrictions could lead to a resurgence and has asked African governments to strengthen testing and contact tracing. WHO’s regional director Dr Matshidiso Moeti said African countries should remember that “no-one is safe until we are all safe”. The continent’s...

  • July 31, 2020

    NCCE calls...

    The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) has called for the proper disposal of used Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to ensure other people; especially children do not come into contact with them. It said, “PPE such as face masks, gloves, and jackets among others that the general public and health...

  • July 30, 2020

    Ghana’s COVID-19...

    Ghana’s COVID-19 death toll is now 175, the Ghana Health Service has reported. The confirmation of some 736 new cases has taken the national total to 35,142. A total of 31,286 patients have recovered and been discharged. This leaves a total active caseload of 3,681. Regional breakdown Greater Accra Region

  • July 30, 2020

    Recruitment of...

    The Ministry of Health says it will commence recruitment of medical doctors and dentists “who have completed their house job and permanently registered with the Medical and Dental Council between May to July 2020” in August. A statement from the Ministry indicated that this will be done from Monday, August...

  • July 30, 2020

    Women’s mobile...

    Mobile users handle their devices in several ways and in different environments. This can lead to increased contamination by various germs that may cause health problems for users. But which groups of users are mostly at risk? A research by the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has...

  • July 29, 2020

    Ghana records...

    Ghana has recorded 782 new Covid-19 cases as of July 26, 2020, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). These are samples that were taken from the period June 23 to July 25, 2020, but reported from the lab on July 26. This brings Ghana’s tally of recorded Covid-19 cases

  • July 28, 2020

    Let’s not...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on Sunday ushered the country into the second phase of the fight against the coronavirus disease, also known as COVID-19. As a result, he has eased restrictions covering worshipping in churches, attendance at entertainment sites, transportation, football activities among others. The lifting of the...

  • July 27, 2020

    COVID-19: Global...

    The global death toll from COVID-19 is nearing 650,000, according to a running tally by US-based Johns Hopkins University on Monday. Data showed the death toll stands at 648,966, while the number of cases stood at 16,264,048, and a total of 9,407,977 patients won their battle against COVID-19. Brazil has...

  • July 27, 2020

    COVID-19: Easing...

    A public health expert Professor John Kofi Kwaakye says the lifting of restrictions in public vehicles by President Akufo-Addo is likely to increase COVID-19 cases in Ghana. According to him, not support the claim that Ghana’s strategy in fighting the virus have been efficient. “the science and data doIt’s important...

  • July 27, 2020

    Mother begs...

    The lives of thousands of persons living with HIV/AIDs hang in a balance as antiretroviral drugs in Ghana are fast depleting. While some patients are receiving less than half of their needed dozes, others have been virtually travelling from health facility to health facility unable to access these essential program...

  • July 27, 2020

    COVID-19: Ghana’s...

    Ghana has recorded seven more COVID-19 deaths, taking the death toll to 168 in the latest update from the Ghana Health Service. According to the GHS, 532 new cases have been recorded taking the total number of infections to 32,969. Five patients are currently on ventilators while 26 and eight...

  • July 27, 2020

    Ghana steadily...

    The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has lauded the country’s management of the novel coronavirus. Ghana’s COVID-19 total case count currently stands at 32,969 with the number of active cases being 3,307. In his 14th televised address to the nation on how Ghana has handled the widespread disease, Akufo-Addo asserted...

  • July 26, 2020

    794 new...

    The Ghana Health Service has confirmed 794 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country’s national tally to 31,851. Eight and 25 persons are in critical and severe conditions, respectively while four others remain on ventilators. The number of recoveries has also jumped to 28,438. The death toll remains 161. Regional breakdown:...

  • July 25, 2020

    75 SHS...

    Seventy-five Senior High School (SHS) students in the Western Region have tested positive to COVID-19,  which has affected 14 educational institutions in the region. The  students, who tested positive for the disease, form part of 324 students, whose samples have been collected for testing by health authorities. Nsein SHS in...

  • July 25, 2020

    Bawumia opens...

    Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has hailed the remarkable display of patriotism by Ghanaians in partnering with the government to realise the dream of building the nation’s first Infectious Diseases Centre. The Vice President commissioned the 100-bed hospital in Accra, which was built to cater for infectious disease, following the...

  • July 25, 2020

    COVID-19: Eight...

    Eight more people infected with COVID-19 in Ghana have died taking the country’s death toll from 153 to 161. The latest details from the Ghana Health Service revealed that 691 new cases of the highly infectious disease have been recorded bringing the country’s caseload to 31,057. Meanwhile, 27,801 patients have...

  • July 24, 2020

    Deputy Trade...

    Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Robert Ahomka-Lindsay has announced that he is going into a 14-day self-quarantine at his place of residence. He made this known in a Facebook post on his page on Thursday, July 23, 2020. Posted by Robert Ahomka-Lindsay on Thursday, July 23, 2020 According to the...

  • July 24, 2020

    Bawumia to...

    The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia will today, July 24, 2020 commission Ghana’s first-ever 100-bed Infectious Disease Centre at the Ga-East Municipal Hospital. The project, which was undertaken by the Ghana Private Sector Fund at the National COVID-19 Treatment Centre commenced on April 17, 2020. The project which was expected...

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