Saturday, September 24, 2022
Developing countries are constantly striving to enhance their export competitiveness, strengthen their export base and become more integrated with international trade flows. The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)  has therefore developed a state-of-the-art virtual workshop to enhance the capacities of conformity assessment service providers in its member states to...
Provision of safety needs for every employee at the workplace is very important. The mental state or mental health of employees is critical for their well-being and job performance. As managers are very much interested in the setting of targets and achievement of same by their team members, they...
A study conducted by the Girls Excellence Movement (GEM) to explore and highlight the underlying challenges affecting girls’ education in the country has revealed that more than half of female students have been abused sexually. The study involved 2,000 girls across 15 schools located within four regions in southern Ghana...
as GhGenome project officially launches The Director of Ghana’s Genome Project (GhGenome), Professor Fiifi Ofori-Acquah, has been awarded a US$3million grant by the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the United States of America to sequence the “whole genome DNA” of children with sickle-cell disease in Ghana. Genome sequencing, according...
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has commended Zipline for its impact on healthcare delivery across the country through its timely and innovative instant delivery services via drones to about 2,421 health facilities. Since its introduction in 2019, Zipline’s innovative instant delivery services have made over 12 million deliveries comprising medical...
Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said making available quality health data on the population is important for enabling government in its policy formulation, as well as putting in place the necessary financing or investments required in the area of healthcare. “There are multiple players in healthcare that require data...
The Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) has accorded formal recognition to the SafeCare quality improvement standards and methodologies for assessing health facilities in Ghana. The recognition was announced in a letter signed by the Registrar of HeFRA, Dr. Philip A. Bannor, dated 20th June, 2022. The letter stated: “HeFRA’s recognition...
The Drugs Laboratory at the Centre for Laboratory Services and Research (CLSR) of the Ghana Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has been awarded a WHO-Prequalified Quality Control Laboratory (QCL) Status. By this achievement, the FDA is now the first and only food and drugs regulatory agency within the ECOWAS sub-region...
Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - which reduced grain shipments from one of the world’s top suppliers - food is becoming more and more expensive globally. According to the Ghana Statistics authorities, food prices in Ghana have risen by at least 30% over the last year. Additionally, energy costs...
Treatments for childhood cancers, as well as the cost of Hydroxyurea, an essential drug for the treatment of sickle cell anaemia, are now covered by the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has announced. Announcing this on Thursday, 25th August, 2022 in Accra, Vice President Bawumia disclosed...
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