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Dr Damien Punguyire

Over 9,000 health staff in Upper West to receive COVID-19 jab

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Dr Damien Punguyire, the Upper West Regional Director of Health Services, has announced that about 9,500 health workers in the Region will be vaccinated...
COVID 19 Vaccination

Vaccination of health workers in Akatsi South for COVID-19 on-going

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Dr George Nyarko, the Akatsi South Municipal Director of Health Services, has expressed satisfaction at the COVID -19 vaccination exercise for the first target...
Health Review Meeting

Upper West health sector performed better despite COVID-19 – Director

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The health sector in the Upper West Region performed better in 2020 despite the dire impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr. Damien Punguyire,...
covid-19

Covid-19 vaccine doesn’t cause infertility

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Dr Louisa Matey, Ayawaso West Municipal Director of Health Services, has debunked claims that COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility in men and women. She said the...
Social Posting Health Workers

Health professionals urged to accept postings to western North region

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Dr Marion Okoh-Owusu, Western North Regional Director of Health Services has appealed to health workers especially newly trained workers to accept postings to the...
covid-19

Covid-19: Health workers urged not to relent in the fight

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Madam Delphine Gborgblorvor, Obuasi East District Director of Health Services, has charged health workers in the area not to relent in the fight against...
Covid

Covid-19: Obuasi East records four new cases

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Madam Delphine Gborgblorvor, the Obuasi East District Director of Health Services, has called on the residents in the area to continue to strictly adhere...
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks at a press conference after the WHO emergency committee's meeting on the novel coronavirus in China at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, Jan. 22, 2020. (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

90 percent of countries experience disruption to health services – WHO survey

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Latest survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) among over 100 countries showed that 90 percent of the countries have experienced disruption to...
Photo taken on Jan. 22, 2020 shows an exterior view of the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO on Wednesday night extended to Thursday its emergency talks on whether the novel coronavirus outbreak in China constitutes a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). (Xinhua/Liu Qu)

U.S. withdrawal from WHO “extraordinarily bad decision” – Ashish Jha

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Director of the Harvard Global Health Institute Dr. Ashish Jha criticized the U.S. move to officially withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) on...
Veterinary

Tanzania’s livestock authorities order crackdown on fake veterinary doctors

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Tanzania's livestock authorities on Monday ordered a crackdown on fake veterinary doctors who were rendering poor animal health services across the country. ...
COVID-19

Abdiqani Sheikh Omar Hassan encourages unity in the fight against COVID-19 in Africa

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As CoronaVirus continues to spread with speed with the focus now turning to the readiness of health systems in African in the face of...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

Mali reports 35 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, 293 in total

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Mali's health services on Wednesday reported 35 new positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 293 in the country. ...
Ambulance

Chinese firm donates ambulance to Zambian clinic

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A Chinese firm, Non Ferrous Company Africa Mining (NFCA), has donated an ambulance to Chambishi clinic in Zambia's Kalulushi district on the Copperbelt Province...
WHO

WHO donates ICT equipment to boost health services in South Sudan

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The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it has donated several Information Communication Technology (ICT) equipment to South Sudan's health ministry to enable...
teenage pregnancy

Bosome Freho Sees Increment in Teenage Pregnancy

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The Bosome Freho District Directorate of Health Services, has consistently recorded higher teenage pregnancy incidences in the communities, over the past five years. Mr Clement...
pregnant

Community Youth centres could assist curb teenage pregnancies

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Mrs Doris Quame, Akatsi North District Director of Health Services has called for the establishment of youth centres in communities to support the proper...
teenage pregnancy

Community Youth Centres can help mitigate teenage pregnancy

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Mrs Doris Quame, Akatsi North District Director of Health Services, has called for the establishment of youth centres in communities to support the proper...
Dr Nang-Beifubah

Central Region Post Impressive Performance in Health Services

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Due to improved public health education and commitment to providing health infrastructure and logistics, all maternal and child health performance indicators were positive in...
doctor

Most Medical Doctors in Ghana Do Not Accept Posting to Central Region

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Regardless of the fact that the Central Region is the most peaceful in Ghana with its wonderful educational institutions and close to Accra, the...
health screening is on

UN to provide health services to 48,000 Somalis in drought-hit regions

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The UN migration agency said Tuesday it will partner with ministries of health in both Somaliland and Puntland to provide emergency health services to...
Vice President Bawumia

Ghana to use drones for health services

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The government will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with a health service provider this week that would enable the country to use drone technology...
NHIS

NHIS clients, service providers asked to avoid negative practices

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Reverend Sampson Agyir Nyarko, the Effutu Awutu Senya Area Manager of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), has called on service providers and NHIS...
NHIS

Gov’t of Ghana Pays Debt Own NHIS

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Government has paid GH¢600 million to the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), out of its total indebtedness to the scheme, which has improved...

Newmont Akyem Hands Over Bungalow To Health Center

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The Newmont Akyem Golden Ridge Limited has completed and handed over four bungalows to the Adausena Health Centre to provide decent accommodation for health...

Prof. Adei Calls For Improvement In Attitude Of Medical Personnel

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Professor Stephen Adei, a former Rector, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), says there is a need for improvement in the attitude...
Health Services Delivery

Clients Satisfied With Health Service Delivery In Ghana

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About 75.79 per cent of clients of the health service in the country are satisfied with the health services delivery over the period of...
reproductive System

200,000 Adolescents Given Reproductive Health Education

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About 200,000 adolescents in Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions are benefitting from adolescent reproductive health services as the fight to reduce teenage pregnancy intensified. This...
NURSES

GHC 252m Allocated To Restore Nurses And Teachers Allowance

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There are measures to employ 11,000 health trainees who graduated between 2012 and 2016, and 181 doctors who also completed their housemanship seven months...

Staffing Position Of Health Personnel Improve In U/W

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The staffing position of health personnel with critical skills such as medical doctors, midwives, pharmacists, physicians and anaesthetists which used be a challenge in...
Pneumococcal-Meningitis

Meningitis Under High Surveillance In Upper West Region

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Three districts in the Upper West Region recorded meningitis cases last year. The Nadowli-kaleo, Jirapa and Nandom Districts by virtue of the geographical location in...