Author: Samuel Ampomah

Ghana and Japan sign Memorandum of Cooperation for health support

Ghana and Japan on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to establish mechanisms for creating vibrant and healthy societies through enriching health services. The MoC aimed at helping Ghana to promote the health of her citizenry through business-based approaches, creation of a virtuous cycle for economic growth, enhancement of healthcare services and identification of concrete approaches for collaboration in the health sector. Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister of Health, signed for Ghana while Mr Tsutomu Himeno, the Ambassador of Japan to Ghana, signed for his country. The main areas of cooperation are enhancing health promotion, prevention and early...

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Allied Health Professions Council gets new office

Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the Minister for Health, has called for the strengthening of the licensing and registration regime for allied health professionals to ensure that quality care is provided to the people. He said the harm caused by the quack professionals in medical laboratories to the unsuspecting population was a treat to the entire health delivery system “It will interest you to note that the same kind of test on a single patient in about three different laboratories in the city will give three different results and this cannot continue in our country,” he said. The Minister said this...

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Prez Akufo Addo commissions 160-bed Upper West Regional Hospital

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has commissioned the 160-bed capacity Upper West Regional Hospital for the public to begin accessing healthcare services. Construction of the US$52 million facility, which started in 2014, was financed by Euroget-De Invest, an Egyptian company. Commissioning the project, President Akufo Addo acknowledged the importance of project continuity as this was the reason why Ghana is an attractive destination for investors. He commended successive governments and the contractor for their various roles in bringing the hospital project to completion. President Akufo Addo, however, expressed worry that the project which was initiated in 2008 with...

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Deputy Minister inaugurates Ministerial Steering Committee on Maternal and Child Health

The Deputy Minister for Health, Hon. Alexander K. Abban has on behalf of the Minister of Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu inaugurated a 25-member Ministerial Steering Committee for the Ghana-China Bilateral Cooperation Project on Maternal and Child Health. This is a follow-up to a High-Level Presidential visit to China by H.E. President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in September 2018, and an agreement signed between the two nations to undertake the project to improve maternal and child health services in Ghana. Hon. Abban in his address observed that the health of a nation could be measured by the health of its...

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