Thursday, July 29, 2021
Government, through the Minister for Health (MoH), Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu has assured development partners, UNICEF and the Japanese government, of its commitment to Universal Health Coverage in the country. Mr. Agyeman Manu noted that UNICEF and the Government of Japan provided resources for Ghana’s Covid-19 vaccination programme through the...
Member of Parliament (MP) for Juaboso Constituency in the Western Region and Ranking Member on Parliament’s Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has bemoaned the heightened level of COVID-19 infections in the country over the past few weeks… criticising government for negligence. According to him, government has shifted all its attention...
The Ghana Standards Authority (GSA) has embarked on an exercise aimed at ensuring the proper calibration of medical devices and instruments used in hospitals, clinics and health centres. During the exercise, which was targetted at private laboratories and some hospitals in the Northern, North-East and Savannah Regions, it was observed...
Health researchers and scientists are urging West African governments to strengthen laboratory systems at all levels across the sub-region to better detect and manage infectious diseases. “There is an urgent need to enhance disease surveillance, epidemic prevention and laboratory system capacity in readiness for emerging and re-emerging infections,” concluded...
The Pharmacy Council says it is stepping-up its efforts at ensuring that pharmacies operating in the country employ qualified pharmacists. According to the Council, the move has become critical to protect lives as expert diagnoses are needed before drugs are dispensed. The move is also to ensure the law that established...
Though the global pandemic caused many disruptions to all sectors, including the healthcare system, there is a positive development in the pharmaceutical industry as telepharmacy, which previously was not patronised much, has seen a soaring of demand with patients preferring the service to going to a hospital. Telepharmacy is a...
Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Spinal Clinic Limited, Dr. Bryan Cox, has called on government to get rid of doctors who falsely portray themselves as chiropractors in the country. He said government should enact laws that prosecute quack doctors within the chiropractic profession. These doctors without proper training,...
The National Health Insurance Scheme was set up by an Act of parliament in 2003 as a means to fulfil Universal Health Coverage (UHC). This means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. Insurance in general within our jurisdiction lacks public trust...
Catalysis, a healthcare company based in Spain has partnered with pharmaceutical marketing and distribution firm, Unichem to launch one of the world’s most potent antioxidants “VIUSID” onto the Ghanaian market. VIUSID is a food supplement designed to promote the body's organic functions and works on strengthening the immune system. The manufacturers use “Molecular...
The Rotary International Club, in collaboration with its Tema local chapter, has constructed a mechanized borehole water system for the benefit of the Balagonno CHPS Compound in the Ga-South Municipality of the Greater Accra Region. The project, which is classified under the Rotary-USAID partnership water and sanitation programme, cost the...
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