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Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 summit kicks off with focus on pandemic and climate change

Leaders of the Group of Major Industrialized Nations (G7) are meeting on Friday for a summit that is overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. On the...
Representatives pose for a group photo during the meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) foreign and development ministers at Lancaster House in London, Britain, on May 4, 2021. (Andrew Parsons/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via Xinhua)

G7 aims to strengthen health care systems against future pandemics

The Group of Major Industrialised Nations (G7) aims to join forces to end the Covid-19 pandemic and strengthen health care systems worldwide to counter...
NHIA Board Inauguration

Health Minister inaugurates Governing Board of NHIA

Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, Minister of Health on Tuesday, inaugurated a 17-Member Governing Board of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), with a call on...

India to give free Covid vaccines, foodgrain rations for 800 million

India is improving vaccine supplies and will provide free shots to citizens over 18 years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday, detailing changes to...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany’s Merkel drawn into controversy over face masks for homeless

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her health minister in a party meeting on Monday amid a controversy over the delivery of face masks to...

Taiwan extends virus control measures as case counts climb

Strict virus control measures will be extended through late June, officials in Taiwan announced on Monday, noting that new coronavirus infections have not slowed...
Sputnik V Vaccine

Slovakia starts inoculations with Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine

Slovakia became the second country in the EU to start inoculating citizens with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine on Monday, even though the jab has...
Covid Vaccines

German Covid-19 vaccines open for almost all as priority listing ends today

Anyone in Germany wanting to be vaccinated against the novel coronavirus can now ask for an appointment. With the end of the prioritization of vaccines...
Medical workers are seen in a COVID-19 quarantine hospital in Cairo, Egypt, on June 15, 2020. Egypt reported on Monday its highest single-day COVID-19 deaths with 97 fatalities, taking the death toll in the North African country to 1,672, said the Egyptian Health Ministry. According to the ministry's spokesman Khaled Megahed, 1,691 new COVID-19 infections have also been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the total confirmed cases to 46,289. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Afghanistan records highest single-day Covid-19 death toll

Afghanistan on Sunday recorded the highest single-day death toll from Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. The country's Health Ministry announced that 50 patients...
Maternity Ward

Chirano health centre gets maternity ward and laboratory

Chirano Gold Mines Company Limited has commissioned and handed over a GHC 470,000 maternity ward and laboratory facility for the Chirano health centre in...
Equipment Donation

Africa Health Supplies donate firefly Phototherapy and Colibri equipment to PSG hospitals across Ghana

Africa Health Supplies (AHS) Limited has made a donation of two Firefly Phototherapy Equipment, one Colibri Phototherapy Equipment and a cash amount of GHC5,000...
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS)

NHIA sensitizes healthcare providers on NHIS-Ghana card integration

Healthcare providers in the Western North Region have received training on how they could link the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) card to the...
CRS Donation

Catholic Relief Services supports Shekhinah Clinic

Catholic Relief Services (CRS), an international non-governmental organisation, has presented medical, food and other items to the Shekhinah Clinic in Tamale to support its...
The adolescents at a workshop in Wa

Make Family Planning available to adolescents – NGO

Harnessing Talents for Rural Development (HATAFORD), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) in the Jirapa Municipality, has appealed to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) to...

Vodafone Ghana provides health screening for residents of Dawhwenya

Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, on Friday provided free health screening services for residents of Dawhwenya in the Ningo Prampram...
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Coronavirus shadow continues to loom over Taiwan

Taiwan is likely to see a new peak of coronavirus infections as 583 locally found Covid-19 patients and 17 new deaths were reported on...
COVID 19 vaccine

Indian pharma’s vaccine gets 300-million-dose government order

The Indian government has signed a deal with domestic vaccine manufacturer Biological-E for 300 million doses of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate which is undergoing...
01 May 2021, India, New Delhi: A Covid-19 patient who is suffering from breathing difficulty breaths with the help of an oxygen mask outside a Gurudwara in New Delhi. India hit record numbers of Covid-19 infections for the sixth straight day as health system buckled amid shortage of medical oxygen and hospital beds. Photo: Naveen Sharma/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

G7 Health Chiefs Meet in Oxford University to Talk New Approach Against Future Pandemics

Health ministers from the Group of Seven (G7) are meeting on Thursday at Oxford University, birthplace of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, to discuss a...
Donation Equipment

Abuakwa North MP supports health facilities with equipment

Ms Gifty Twum-Ampofo, Member of Parliament for Abuakwa North Constituency, has donated hospital equipment to support three health facilities towards improved service delivery in...

FDA unveils campaign to support tobacco smokers quit smoking

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has launched a year-long campaign dubbed: “Commit to Quit,” aimed at supporting tobacco smokers to abandon smoking as...
mental Illness

NGO calls for investment into SRH interventions for persons with mental illness

Basic Needs –Ghana, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has called for more investments into Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) interventions for persons with mental illness. The...
iCARE initiative for Ghana

Novo Nordisk and Ministry of Health partner to defeat diabetes in Ghana

The Ministry of Health in partnership with Denmark-based pharmaceutical firm, Novo Nordisk, has launched the Changing Diabetes in Children and the Insulin for Seniors...

Pandemic travel collapse continuing into 2021 – UNWTO

The World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said on Wednesday that first-quarter arrivals were down 83 percent on the same period last year, as pandemic restrictions...
Social Covax Vaccines

Norway to donate one million Covid-19 vaccine doses through COVAX

Norway will provide 1 million coronavirus vaccine doses to poorer countries through the COVAX vaccine-sharing programme co-founded by the World Health Organization (WHO). "There is...
In trials, less than half of vaccine recipients reported moderate or severe episodes of side effects such as fever, headache and fatigue. Photo: Sina Schuldt/dpa

More than half of US adults fully vaccinated against coronavirus

More than 50 per cent of US adults and 40 per cent of the US total population are fully vaccinated, according to the Centers...
La General Hospital

Insurance cover of financial arrangement delays La Hospital project

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu Tuesday informed Parliament that delays by Sinosure, the guarantor to the reconstruction of the La General Hospital, to issue the...

NGO Consortium in Health raises alarm on immunization financing

National immunization in Ghana is threatened with dwindling donor funding, NGO Consortium in Health has observed. It has, therefore, urged the government to increase the...
research laboratories

HeFRA gives directive on who heads public laboratories

Health Facilities Regulatory Agency, HeFRA, has given a directive on who qualifies to head medical laboratories in public health facilities across the country In a...

GAMLS calls off strike

The Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) has called off its nationwide strike, effective Monday, June 1. Mr Adu Abudu Rahamani, President of GAMLS,...

Medical Laboratory Scientists call of strike

Striking members of the Ghana Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists (GAMLS) on Tuesday called off the strike action. This was after a meeting by the...