Archive for Health

  • July 6, 2022

    We will...

    The General Secretary of the Ghana Medical Association, Dr. Titus Beyuo, says both the government and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) should look for creative ways to solve Ghana’s problem rather than disadvantaging poor public workers as has been done in the past. According to him, the cutting down of...

  • July 1, 2022

    86,200 Ghanaians...

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF), Raphael Godlove Ahenu, has bemoaned the ever-increasing number of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Ghana as well as across the globe. According to him, statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicate NCDs kill 41 million people yearly, equivalent to...

  • June 29, 2022

    Tired of...

    This may sound like what the Devil’s Advocate might say, but there are some of us that would like to gain some weight. The usual trajectory is that most people seek to lose weight but there are many who desperately try to gain weight. I once knew a friend who...

  • June 29, 2022

    Sex releases...

    Stress is nature’s reaction to day-to-day activities when the body is overworked. A medical practitioner, Dr Hannah-Lisa Tetteh has said that the human body reacts in certain ways to inform you that the body is tired, hence it being stressed. Speaking to Roselyn Felli on Prime Morning’s Good Living segment...

  • June 28, 2022

    Main ‘Gee’...

    Management of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has identified defects in the original structure of the hospital block, saying it needs urgent reinforcement. According to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Oheneba Owusu Danso, there is a need for extensive rehabilitation work on the block, although the structure is...

  • June 27, 2022

    Health interns...

    The National Health Student Association of Ghana will today, Monday, June 27, 2022, begin a strike to press home its demand for allowance arrears owed its members since September 2021. According to the association, the strike has become necessary due to the lack of commitment by government in paying stipends...

  • June 24, 2022

    Pillion riders...

    Okada business operators in Accra have revealed some pillion riders, despite the risks they are exposed to in accidents, reject the use of crash helmets. According to them, there have been instances they had to turn down some passengers who refuse to use the helmets. Crash helmets are used by...

  • June 23, 2022

    GHS worried...

    The Ghana Health Service has expressed worry over the rate at which children between the ages of 0 and 15 are contracting COVID-19 in Accra. According to the service, data available indicates cases involving children in Accra have increased from 18 percent to 20 percent in June. Ghana currently has...

  • June 23, 2022

    GHS pushes...

    The Ghana Health Service is set to embark on a vaccination campaign, hoping to get more people to go for their jabs. The move is also to encourage people to go for their boosters to prevent an escalation of the spread of the coronavirus. Information Citi News gathered from the various health...

  • June 23, 2022

    Monkey pox:...

    Persons affected by Monkey pox in Ghana include a 9-month-old baby, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has disclosed. The country has recorded 72 cases of Monkey pox so far, with 18, testing positive as of Tuesday, 14 June 2022. Speaking at a media engagement on Wednesday, 22 June 2022, the

  • June 21, 2022

    42yr-old man...

    The family of a 42-year-old man needs GH¢24,000 to help their relative undergo surgery to correct a fractured cervical spine. The patient, Seth Affayen, has been admitted at the 37 Military Hospital awaiting financial assistance to undergo the life-saving surgery. Mr. Affayen, a native of Ekumfi Ekumpoano, father of five...

  • June 18, 2022

    COVID-19: Ghana’s...

    The country’s current active COVID-19 cases have shot up to 1,064 with no deaths recorded. The Greater Accra Region is in the lead, with 923 active cases. The Ashanti Region which has the second highest number of cases, 47. Ghana’s active COVID-19 cases was below 400 at the beginning of...

  • June 17, 2022

    NHIA commited...

    Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr. Okoe Boye has disclosed NHIA’s commitment to include mental health treatment in the National Health Insurance Scheme’s Benefit Package. Dr. Okoe Boye made this known at a recent meeting in his office when representatives from Johnson and Johnson (J&J)...

  • June 17, 2022

    Agyeman-Manu launches...

    Minister for Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu has launched the Supply Chain Master Plan (SCMP) 2021-2025. The SCMP 2021-2025 is designed to build on progress made in the implementation of the previous SCMP (2015-2020), address continued issues, and tackle new and emerging challenges. As part of efforts to ensure smooth implementation of...

  • June 15, 2022

    WHO to...

    The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that it will rename the monkeypox virus, which has infected more than 1,600 people in 39 countries this year, after a group of scientists voiced concerns that the name could be stigmatising. “WHO is also working with partners and experts from around the world on...

  • June 14, 2022

    HFFG and...

    Vaccine hesitancy in Ghana remains a stumbling block to the country’s quest to achieve herd immunity against COVID-19. It is against this backdrop that Hope for Future Generations (HFFG), in partnership with the National Association of Persons Living with HIV (NAP+) Ghana, Young Health Advocates Ghana (YHAG), and the Ghana...

  • June 10, 2022

    PNC’s Anabla...

    The General Secretary of the People’s National Convention, Madam Janet Anabla has expressed worry over the cost of sanitary pads in the country. According to her, it is worrying how the cost of sanitary pads has skyrocketed in the recent past. She revealed that the cost of the sanitary pad...

  • June 10, 2022

    CHAG provides...

    The Christian Health Association of Ghana and medical diagnostic giant Medtronic Labs have begun a project to screen and give free medical assistance to 75,000 Ghanaians living with hypertension and diabetes in rural communities across the country. The joint project aimed at curbing skyrocketing cases of the two non-communicable diseases...

  • June 10, 2022

    Health trainees...

    The National Health Students Association of Ghana (NASHAG) has threatened to stage a demonstration over unpaid allowances owed its members by the government. The association is demanding health intern allowances owed its members from September 2021, health trainees’ allowance, and for government to post the 2019 batch of unemployed trained...

  • June 9, 2022

    Afari Military...

    Contractors working on the 500-bed military hospital at Afari in the Atwima Nwabiagye District of the Ashanti Region have given an assurance that the hospital will be ready for inauguration by December this year. A full training programme had also been put in place to bring staff up to speed...

  • June 8, 2022

    Gov’t to...

    Africa Center for Health Policy Research and Analysis says the government has failed to invest the coronavirus cash in the health sector. According to the Centre, Ghana’s covid testing regime is not good enough. “By this time we were hoping that with the money World Bank and all other entities...

  • June 7, 2022

    Intensify COVID-19...

    The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged government to re-ignite and intensify education on vaccination against COVID-19. His comment follows a revelation by the Ghana Health Service indicating that COVID-19 cases are on the rise once again. There are over 300 active cases currently being handled by health authorities. General...

  • June 6, 2022

    Covid cases...

    Ninety percent of new cases of coronavirus being recorded in Ghana are from the Greater Accra Region, according to the Ghana Health Service (GHS). The Service says the ten percent is from seven other regions in the southern sector. The GHS has recorded 62 new cases for the past two...

  • June 1, 2022

    Over 3,000...

    The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association (GRNMA) says over 3,000 nurses and midwives have left the country to seek greener pastures since the beginning of the year. The Association attributes the high rate of migration of health professionals to unfair salary scales and poor conditions of service. There are...

  • May 30, 2022

    GH¢50m released...

    The government has released an amount of GH¢50 million to the National Health Insurance Scheme, according to the Majority Chief Whip, Frank Annoh-Dompreh. The amount is part of the budgetary allocation of the scheme for the year. Earlier in the month, the Minority Caucus in Parliament bemoaned the effects of...

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