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Ghana to attain universal health coverage by 2030 – GHS

The Ghana Health Service says it is committed to ensuring accessible and affordable healthcare delivery by 2030. This according to the Service is in tandem with the World Health Organization’s universal health coverage policy scheduled to be achieved by 2030. Ghana Health Service (GHS) says it is in the process of devising strategies to ensure that, every Ghanaian enjoys quality ...

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MindFreedom Ghana inaugurates Community Support Network at Nsawam

MindFreedom Ghana, a Mental Health Advocacy organization has set in motion a Community Support Network for persons with mental health conditions and their caregivers at Nsawam in the East Region The network, which comprises persons with mental health disorders and their caregivers, mental health nurses, Assembly members, social welfare officers, and some community members is meant to bring together to ...

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Chaining People with Mental Health Conditions Persists

Ghana’s government has taken inadequate steps to end the chaining and inhumane treatment of people with real or perceived mental health conditions – psychosocial disabilities – in faith-based and traditional healing centers despite a 2017 ban on such treatment, Human Rights Watch said today. A decade after the adoption of the 2012 Mental Health Act, which establishes a structure to ...

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GHS to deworm 2 million schoolchildren

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) began conducting a mass deworming exercise across 15 regions from yesterday, November 21 to December 9, 2022 The exercise is targeted at 1.94 million schoolchildren aged between five and 14. It is being undertaken in 11,322 public and private schools in 89 districts spread across 15 regions, except the Ahafo Region. The Deputy Director-General of ...

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90% of doctors surveyed consider leaving Ghana – GMA

The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) has said a recent survey conducted among 360 medical doctors indicated that 90 percent of them considered leaving Ghana in search of greener pastures. President of the GMA, Dr Frank Serebuor at the just-ended 64th annual general conference of the Association in Bolgatanga said the doctors want a better service conditions, for which they are seeking to ...

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SEND Ghana launches C0VID -19 Monitoring Report

One of Ghana’s foremost policy think tanks, SEND-Ghana has outdoored a  Report dubbed,  Monitoring Compliance of  Ghana’s National Deployment and Vaccination Plan (NDVP) and  Citizens’ COVID-19 Vaccination Experience. The Report, which emerged from a research conducted by SEND Ghana with support from the Partnership for Transparency Fund (PTF) assessed citizens’ experiences, opinions, and motivations for vaccination, and vaccination uptake among ...

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NDC West London donates COVID-19 Test Kits to Bawku Hospitals

The aspiring Youth Organiser for NDC West London Branch, Mr Awal Zibrim Zamuni has donated COVID-19 lateral flow test kits to the good people of Bawku in the Upper East Region on behalf of the NDC West London Group. The test kits were distributed to three hospitals in the Bawku Municipality. Mr Zibrim who visited the area recently met with some ...

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MindFreedom Ghana holds advocacy training for CSOs and mental health Coordinators

Civil Society organizations(CSOs) and Coordinators working in the area of Mental Health have received a day’s training aimed at strengthening community-level advocacy and networks to provide COVID-19 information and services for persons with mental health conditions and their caregivers. The training, held in Accra on Thursday, October 13, formed part of a One- year project being implemented by MindFreedom Ghana ...

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African Health Ministers announce ‘pivotal’ new strategy to combat communicable diseases

With the burden of cardiovascular disease, mental and neurological disorders, and diabetes rising in the region, African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of severe non-communicable diseases. The health ministers, gathering for the seventy-second session of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa in Lomé, Togo, adopted the ...

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Ebola vaccinations in east Congo to start on Thursday after new case

 An Ebola vaccination campaign will start in the Congolese city of Beni on Thursday after a new virus case was confirmed this week, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. More than 200 vaccine doses have arrived in Beni, in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, it said. The latest confirmed case has been genetically linked to a ...

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