Author: Samuel Ampomah

2019 Health Summit begins

The annual Health Summit, organised by the Ministry of Health, has begun in Accra. The three-day summit, which is on the theme: “Ghana’s Movement Towards Universal Health Coverage”, would review the performance of the health sector in the implementation of the 2018 Programme of Work. Addressing participants, the Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu underlined the need to reinvigorate the Primary Health Care (PHC) system through the empowerment of the people and communities to undertake basic health promotive initiatives to enhance their health, since PHC has been identified by the WHO as the vehicle for delivering the Universal Health...

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The West African Health Organisation (WAHO), has pledged to support the scaling up of best practices in health care delivery in the country. This was revealed by Dr. Oluorunda Joseph Olugbenga of the Division of Human Resources Development for Health at WAHO during the opening of a two-day meeting with stakeholders in Accra. The meeting was organised to review good practices identified by Ghana during the second Ecowas Best Practices Forum held in Ivory Coast in October, 2016, to select best practices, and develop a national plan on scaling up to by supported WAHO. The best practices identified by...

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Ghana takes steps to promote Universal Health Care Package

Mr. Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister of Health says steps are being taken to make Universal Health Care (UHC) Package accessible throughout the country by 2030, to improve the quality of care. The UHC Package is expected to be a set of health services that meets the health needs and aspirations of every Ghanaian irrespective of their age, gender and social status. It would also recognize the different health needs of all persons at different stages, ensure that there is access to curative and preventive services, which take care of common diseases. The Minster whose speech was read on...

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Ghana observes World TB Day in Accra

Ghana, on Friday observed this year’s World Tuberculosis (TB) Day with a call on the public to help find persons living with TB but not yet diagnosed. Mr Kwaku Agyeman Manu, the Minister for Health, who made the call in Accra in a speech read on his behalf, stated that TB was easy to cure, but fatal to ignore. The need to find people living with the disease, he said, was very crucial as the nation was presently detecting about 15,000 TB cases out of the estimated number of 44,000 TB cases expected to be detected annually, an indication...

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