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Ghana Card/NHIS integration to boost Universal Health Coverage (UHC) – NHIA CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says the policy intervention to allow Ghanaians use Ghana cards to access healthcare under the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) is the surest means of attaining Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030. In the estimation of Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, the NHIA had preempted that there would be a Ghana card ...

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Coronavirus: 455 new cases push Ghana’s case count to 40,097 with 8 new deaths

Ghana’s coronavirus case count has been pushed to 40, 097 after 455 new cases were recorded, according to latest updates by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday, August 7, 2020. Also, eight new deaths have pushed the national death toll from the virus to 206. “A total of 455 new cases were reported on August 4, 2020. These are ...

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Coronavirus locking us down gradually – Doctor reveals

Medical health professional at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital has asserted that with the behaviour of Ghanaians towards the adherence to safety protocols and the current COVID-19 situation, the country will see another lockdown. Dr. Joojo Nyamekye, speaking in an interview on the Happy Morning Show hosted by Samuel Eshun on Happy 98.9 FM said, “I think gradually, coronavirus is locking us down.” ...

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Coronavirus: UGMC full, beds limited – Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh

The Minister of Education, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh has said the University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC) is full, with a limited number of beds to accommodate the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being moved to the facility. In view of this, he cautioned citizens against being “indifferent” about the virus, describing Ghana’s COVID-19 situation as one that has reached a “critical point.” “We ...

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WFP provides specialized nutritious foods for treatment of Covid-19 Patients

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up its support to the Government of Ghana’s efforts to provide comprehensive care for COVID-19 patients in isolation facilities, with a contribution of 10,800 bags of specialized nutritious food worth Three Hundred Thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC300,000). The supply is enough to cover three months of feeding for 4,000 patients.   “We are ...

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Coronavirus: 176 new infections confirmed in Ghana, case count now 9,638

The Ghana Health Service has announced that the country’s Coronavirus case count has increased to 9,638 following the confirmation of 176 new infections. This comes barely a day after 294 new infections were recorded. 89 more persons, according to the GHS have recovered, bringing the number of recoveries to 3,636. The death toll remains 44, leaving the country with 5,958 active cases. ...

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Akufo-Addo committed to equitable distribution of health facilities – Bawumia

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has reiterated President Akufo-Addo’s commitment to providing an equitable distribution of healthcare facilities across the country. The Akufo-Addo government has undertaken extensive health infrastructure projects in rural communities across the country, and with the Coronavirus pandemic exposing the nation’s deficit in equitable spread of facilities, President Akufo-Addo has announced an audacious investment to build ...

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Ghana’s COVID-19 case count rises to 7,117; recoveries now 2,317

Coronavirus cases in Ghana have increased to 7,117. This was announced by the Ghana Health Service via its website on the evening of Tuesday, May 26, 2020. The update indicates 153new cases have been recorded in the country. Meanwhile, some 220 more persons have recovered from the disease pushing the total recoveries to 2,317. Two more persons have also died ...

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Ghana receives Madagascar ‘cure’ for Coronavirus, testing begins

Ghana has received samples of Madagascar’s highly publicized COVID-19 remedy and preventive herbal mixture; the Ministry of Information has indicated. In a tweet on its page, the Info Ministry indicated that testing has begun to confirm its efficacy. The Ministry also indicated that like all drugs, it will be tested by the FDA and in this case, by Center for Plant Medicine, ...

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Coronavirus threatens mental health – WHO

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened depression and anxiety around the world, and these conditions could rise in the coming months without increased investment in mental health services, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. “The impact of the pandemic on people’s mental health is already extremely concerning,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the WHO. “Social isolation, fear of contagion, and ...

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