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Ghana adopts ‘Community Scorecard’ health monitoring system

Ghana can now boast of a transparent health monitoring mechanism, following the adoption of the Community Scorecard (CSC). The CSC, which is a community-based qualitative monitoring tool, would enable communities to scrutinize health projects at the local level monitor activities, performance evaluation of services, projects and even government administrative units. The CSC would also enhance community engagement at all levels in relation to health. Speaking at a stakeholders meeting in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Emmanuel Ayire, the Programmes Manager at the Family Health Division, said Ghana was rolling out CSC,…

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Bawumia’s UK medical leave exposes poor investment in health sector – GMA

Vice President of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has urged Ghanaian politicians to patronise healthcare service within the country instead of having to fly outside for medical care. Dr Frank Serebuor says Ghana boasts of some of the finest medical practitioners to provide excellent medical attention to its citizenry. He believes the country has some of the modern health facilities to meet a lot of health challenges of its people. He said, “I am worried because it has become the practice that anytime a politician is sick, he or she…

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Health Ministry allays fears of Listeriosis in Ghana

Government says it has beefed up surveillance in the country to forestall the outbreak and spread of Listeriosis, a type of food poisoning caused by a bacteria known as Listeria monocytogenes, which is causing havoc in South Africa. The Republic of Rwanda had earlier warned Ghana to ban the importation of some food products from South Africa to avert the outbreak of the Listeriosis disease. Listeriosis is food poisoning caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria Monocytogenes which affects meat and dairy product, fruits and vegetables. The infection according to…

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Public health experts call for more gov’t funding to tackle HIV prevalence

Public health experts are pushing for more government funding in the management of HIV/AIDS following a new report prevalence rate increased by 80 percent last year. According to the Ghana Aids Commission, the infection rate of the deadly disease has been on a steady decline in the last few years until the sharp rise in 2017. The Ghana Public Health Association says the only way to reverse the trend is for government to intervene. The latest Ghana AIDS Commission report also indicates that the Volta Region and Brong Ahafo Region…

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Ghana Health Service declares H1N1 defeated at KUMACA

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) says the outbreak of Influenza Type A H1N1 that hit the Kumasi Academy, a Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, has been defeated. A joint statement issued by the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service, and copied to the Ghana News Agency said: “Currently there are no more new cases and the last case was reported on December 19, 2017. “Having gone over two maximum incubation periods without any new reported case linked to the outbreak, we consider it appropriate to, and subsequently…

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The insightful beneficiaries of Prekese

etrapleura tetraptera better known in Ghana as “Prekese” is a species of flowering plant in the pea family native, mostly found in the Western part of Africa. Research makes it emphatically clear the tree comes along with countless benefits, making it a valued asset to Ghanaians,most especially to the tribe of “Akans.” Tetrapleura tetraptera (Prekese) possess a treasured sweet fragrance which leave the citizenry’s of Ghana nothing but to use it in the preparation of their soups and can be used in the preparation of assorted soups because of it’s…

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Ghana to begin vaccine production as Merck and RMS sign MoU

Merck KGaA and Ridge Management Solutions (RMS Innovativ), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, opening the opportunity for Ghana to become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to have a dedicated human vaccine manufacturing factory. The plant will encompass a diverse range of products in the medium to long-term. The MoU, signed on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, follows fruitful discussions between Merck KGaA and RMS over the past two years. Brigitte Zypries, Germany’s Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, and a delegation who accompanied the German President, H.E. Frank-Walter Steinmeier…

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Arrival of Swine flu vaccines to delay – Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health has indicated that the delivery of vaccines for the H1N1 Influenza Type A to various schools will delay. The vaccines were expected to arrive over the weekend, but the Ministry in a press statement said suppliers had indicated that there will be a slight delay in the delivery.   “The Ministry of Health with the support of the World Health Organisation, WHO, have procured vaccines and have taken steps to airlift them to Ghana for urgent use. The Ministry says inasmuch as efforts are being made…

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Tamale Teaching Hospital gets GHC1.5m Ebola centre

The Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) can now boast of an emergency centre to cater for patients infected with Ebola and other deadly diseases. As the only infectious disease isolation centre, it is expected to augment the nation’s emergency preparedness and response to outbreaks of contagious diseases. The facility has a capacity of about 20 beds, a water tanker and an ambulance bay as prescribed by the World Health Organisation in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa back in 2014. The newly-constructed facility, known as the Infectious Disease…

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