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Review National Child health Policies To Help Achieve SDG 3 – WVI-G

World Vision International Ghana (WVI-G), has called for a re-look at the national child health policy to speed up efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) three, which seeks to ensure healthy lives and promote the well-being of people at all ages. Mr Micah Ayo Olad, Health, Nutrition and …

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Make Family Planning A Human Right Policy – NPC

The National Population Council (NPC) has called on government to institute family planning as a human right policy in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially goal four. In a statement to mark this year’s World Population Day, the Northern Regional Secretariat of the NPC said, the Council …

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190-bed hospital structure rotting away in Bekwai June 27, 2018

A 190-bed capacity structure for the Bekwai Municipal Hospital in the Ashanti region is rotting away as authorities have since 2013 abandoned it. No actionable effort has been made to complete the facility, started by the late Prof. Evans Atta Mills in 2010, despite several appeal by the chief and …

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Police Arrest Student For Carrying ‘Open UGMC Now’ Placard

A University of Ghana Pharmacy student has been arrested by the police for raising a placard calling for the immediate opening of the UG Medical Center. The student, identified as one Sekyi-Brown Reginald, is reported to have raised the placard during a programme where the First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo was …

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Government Doesn’t Owe You Employment – Agyeman-Manu To Jobless Nurses

The Health Minister, Kweku Agyeman-Manu has described the series of picketing by unemployed nurses to demand for posting as befuddling. The unemployed nurses across the country during one of their picketing exercises at the Health Ministry, where they were beaten by heavy downpour, told newsmen that they are gradually becoming …

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Lab Technicians Strike Today

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) will withdraw its services across all public health centres in the country, effective today Monday, May 28, 2018. The Association are among other things fighting for a review of their conditions of service as well as ensure their challenges are acknowledged by …

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First Lady Confronts Pre-Eclampsia

First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo is calling for intensified efforts in tackling pre-eclampsia, which is responsible for the death of close to 100,000 pregnant women around the world annually and also accounts for a lot of infant mortality cases in Ghana. Although the cause of the condition remains unknown, early detection …

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Ghanaian Scientists Design Beads That Detect Pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia.  The beads, which are designed in the colours of the national flag, guide mothers to monitor the respiratory rate of children. Pneumonia remains the foremost cause …

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One Constituency, One Ambulance – Bawumia Announces

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has announced that the government has initiated processes to produced 275 ambulances to boost the operations of the National Ambulance Service. According to him, each constituency will be given one of the ambulances. Speaking at the opening of the 2018 Annual Health Summit organized …

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Private Clinics Dispute Akufo-Addo Over NHIS Debt Clearance Claim

The Association of Private Clinics has disputed claims by government that the outstanding 15 months of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) debt has been settled. Spokesperson of the Association, Samuel Donkor Boachie, said members who are owed by the government are yet to receive any monies from the outstanding payment. …

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