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Ethiopian wins top WHO job

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia will be the next director general of the World Health Organization (WHO). He will be the first African to head up the UN agency, after winning the most votes from 186 member states. He replaces Margaret Chan, who will step down from her 10-year post at the end of June. During her tenure, the WHO’s ...

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Prioritize mental health – Oye Lithur appeals to government

Nana Oye Lithur, former Minister of Gender, Children and Social Welfare in the John Mahama government has urged government to upscale mental health in the country to address the many challenges patients go through. She said mental health must be a priority to government, therefore, enough fund must be allocated to the sector to be used in upgrading the existing ...

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We’ll resolve your issues next week – MoH to allied health professionals

Deputy Minister of Health Tina Mensah has assured members of the Coalition of Bonded Unposted Allied Health Professionals that government will address issues concerning their employment “within a week” from the day of picketing. Members of the group embarked on a protest and decided to picket at the Ministry of Health (MoH) to register their displeasure at the Ministry’s inability ...

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Government should prioritize child health – Specialist

Dr. John Adabie Appiah, Critical Care Specialist at the Pediatric Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), the nation’s second largest referral facility, has called for the government to prioritize child health. He said it needed to put more resources into that to substantially bring down child deaths from preventable and curable diseases. He was speaking at a three-day ...

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FAO, WAHO sign agreement to support Health development

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) have signed a partnership agreement to support common visions of health development, food, nutrition and biodiversity. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of a five-day Forum on Public Private Partnership in health for the ECOWAS region, which is underway in Accra. The ...

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Invest in Malaria fight – First Lady to corporate bodies

Ghana’s First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, has appealed to corporate organizations in the country to assist in the fight against malaria to help boost productivity and subsequently economic growth. According to the First Lady, although enormous achievements have been made in the fight against the disease, current research shows that nine working days are lost per each episode of malaria a worker ...

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Health care in Yeji in limbo

Member of Parliament (MP) for Pru East Constituency in the Brong Ahafo Region, Dr. Kwabena Donkor, has called on the Ministry of Health to post health personnel to some abandoned Community Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds scattered across his constituency. According to him, the CHPS plays very critical role in primary health care delivery which helps to reduce maternal ...

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NGO donates to Accra Psychiatric Hospital ahead of May 5 fundraising event

As part of measures to improve healthcare delivery in the country, Phoenix Resource Centre Global Aid Ghana (PRCGA), a Ghanaian-based non-governmental organization, has extended its charity arm to the Accra Psychiatric Hospital with medical equipment worth GH¢15,000. It has also presented a cheque for GH¢1,000 to support the hospital to meet its daily needs. The items included 5 pieces of ...

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KATH narrowly escapes another missing baby saga

Authorities at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital have debunked a by a mother that her baby, delivered at the facility, has gone missing. Mother of the baby, Abigail Opoku, accuses hospital staff of underhand dealing in the disappearance of her child. Officials, however, say the baby died two days after birth but another bereaved mother mistakenly signed a death certification ...

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