Author: Samuel Ampomah

Hydroxyurea, Sickle Cell Medicine, now available in Ghana

The Government on Wednesday announced the availability of hydroxyurea for the treatment of people with the Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) in Ghana. Hydroxyurea is a commonly used medicine for patients with SCD in developed countries, and was approved by the Food and Drugs Authority in 2018 for use in both adults and children in Ghana. This implied that Ghana has become the first country in Africa to commit to offering the global standard of care for people with SCD. Currently, 15,000 babies of the 950,000 born in Ghana every year have Sickle Cell Disease. This was announced at the...

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President Commissions Zipline Mpanya at Asante Mampong

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commissioned the Zipline Distribution Centre at Mpanya, Asante Mampong, in the Ashanti Region. This is the second medical drone distribution centre constructed by Zipline after Zipline Omenako Distribution Centre and is expected to serve health facilities in the Ashanti, parts of Brong Ahafo and Eastern Regions. Addressing the chiefs and people of the area, President Akufo-Addo said the event is part of the government’s broader commitment to expand the reach of the drone service to ensure that no one is left behind when accessing emergency medicines and other health care products. The President...

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Government committed to improving healthcare Infrastructure – Health Minister

Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agemang-Manu has said that government is committed to improving quality healthcare infrastructure for national development. He said the Ministry was committing funds especially in the newly created regions and other deprived areas in their bid to provide quality and overall healthcare to meet the Sustainable Development Goal three. Mr Agyemang-Manu said this on Friday at the induction ceremony for the newly qualified medical and dental practitioners in Accra in honour of Dr Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, a patriot and an icon of the medical profession in the country. The 378 were from the Kwame Nkrumah University...

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Accept postings to all parts of Ghana – Prez advises new doctors

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has advised newly qualified doctors to accept postings to all parts of the country to help deliver quality health care to the people, especially, those in rural communities. He said by doing that, they would be emulating the examples of some illustrious Ghanaian doctors such as Dr Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, who the President said accepted postings to any part of the country without protestations. He said the centenarian considered every part of the country as not too deprived or too far and worked in almost all the regions in Ghana where his services were most...

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