Source: citifmonline.com - President John Mahama is expected to launch the National Medical Outreach Services dubbed “onuado” medicare.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Ghana remains on high alert to combat any possible Ebola disease despite the major gains in stemming the disease in neighbouring West African countries.
Source: GNA - The Child and Maternal Hospital in Kumasi continues to record high rates of malnutrition among children who are brought to the facility for health care.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - A midwife at the Ghana Police Hospital, Inspector Cecilia Efua Arthur, has cautioned expectant mothers against the intake of energy drinks during pregnancy since most of them contained caffeine which could cause miscarriage or stillbirth.
Source: citifmonline.com - The Egyptian Agency of Partnership Development of the Arab Republic of Egypt has dispatched 30 medical doctors to Ghana to support health care delivery.
The first 15 doctors who arrived in Ghana on Saturday, September 5, 2015 on the request of the Ministry of Health will start work in two weeks.
Source: adomonline.com - The Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association (GHOSPA) say it has suspended its partial strike following assurance by some stakeholders in the health sector.
Source: The Finder - Pregnancy within wedlock is one of the most exciting experiences for many couples. When a couple live together for a longer period without an issue, family members and society at large exert some amount of pressure on them to have children - an experience that is grueling for many couples.
Source: GNA - Government on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Global Fund for a grant of $300 million to fight Tuberculosis, Malaria and HIV and AIDs.
The agreement which was signed by Mr Alex Segbefia, Minister of Health on behalf of Government and Dr Mark Dybul, Executive Director of the Fund, was witnessed by President John Dramani Mahama.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The Tema General Hospital now has access to potable water following an intervention by the Royal Bank (TRB) Foundation.
The foundation responded to an appeal made by the hospital to help support it with a water treatment equipment to desalinate water in its borehole.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Board, Dr Akwasi Osei, has directed people in charge of prayer camps and traditional healers to desist from chaining, starving and flogging mental health patients.
Source: Daily Guide Ghana - Many HIV/AIDS victims in the Brong Ahafo Region are dying on daily basis due to the influx of fake anti-retroviral drugs imported from Nigeria.
Source: Daily Graphic Ghana - Authorities at the 37 Military Hospital have called on public sector doctors who voted last Friday to resume work at a crucial meeting of the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) to complement medical officers at the hospital to save lives.
One hundred and forty-eight doctors voted at the General Assembly meeting of the GMA to resume duty while 213 others voted for the status quo.
Source: adomonline.com - The Health Ministry is counting on over one hundred and seventy Cuban doctors to take care of patients in need of medical attention at the major public hospitals across the country.
This forms part of government’s emergency plan as the Ghana Medical Association has withdrawn their services for the past three weeks demanding their conditions of service.
Source: Daily Heritage - Some residents in the Eastern Region have resorted to visiting herbal centres for healthcare as doctors extend their killer strike to demand better conditions of service.
Some of the herbal centres, though with limited facilities, are admitting patients who need intensive health care to save their lives.
A visit to the Yilo Krobo District of the Eastern Region revealed that many residents are resorting to herbal treatment to cure their ailments as a result of the ongoing strike by the Ghana Medical Associations.
The Ministry of Health has named a number of medical facilities where the general public can seek health care as the Ghana Medical Association (GMA) continues with its strike.
The GMA has been on strike for more than two weeks, demanding their condition of service, which has never existed since the Ghana Health Service was established in 1996.
According to a statement from the Ministry, the listed hospitals are quasi government health institutions that are not on strike.
The facilities are follow:
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