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Ghana’s Mental Healthcare burdened with huge financial deficit- Dr Akwesi Osei.

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Dr Akwesi Osei, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mental Health Authority (MHA), has called for increased investments and attention to mental healthcare in Ghana. He said...
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World Mental Health week celebration launched in Accra

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The Mental Health Authority (MHA), has launched the 2020 World Mental Health Week celebrations, with the call on stakeholders to give mental health the...
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Don’t lose your happiness no matter the challenges – Dr Osei urges Ghanaians

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Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority, has urged the public to endeavour to stay happy and positive as...
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Ghana seeks to address nationwide psychiatrist shortfall

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Ghana has taken steps to make up the shortfall in psychiatrists in the country, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority Akwasi...

KNUST wins ninth annual psychiatry debate

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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) medical school has emerged winners of the ninth edition of the annual psychiatry debate on...
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ICGC Donates GH₵200,000 to Mental Health Authority to Buy ECT Machines

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Dr Mensa Otabil, the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), on Saturday presented a cheque for Ghc200,000 to the Mental Health...
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Mental Health Authority Advice Ghanaian Public On Mental Health

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The Mental Health Authority has urged Ghanaians to be cautious during this festive season on issues that may directly or indirectly affect their mental...
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Ghana’s health official urges funding for mental health facilities

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Health authorities in Ghana could be compelled to shut down the country's mental health facilities due to lack of funds to run them, Chief...
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Ghana mental health care delivery risks collapse for lack of funds

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Health authorities in Ghana could be compelled to shut down the country's mental health facilities due to lack of funds to run them, Chief...
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MHA Laments Over Ghana’s Increasing Mental Cases

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Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Authority has lamented over the increased number of drug related cases reported at the country’s...
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Dr. Akwasi worried over growing cases related to drugs

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Dr Akwasi Osei, Chief Executive Officer of Mental Health Authority has lamented over the increased number of drug related cases reported at the country’s...
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Workers of Ankaful Psychiatric furious over dismissal of Director

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Nurses and Staff of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital, on Thursday began an indefinite sit-down strike to register their displeasure with the Ministry of Health...
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Friends of Mental Health NGO Launched

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According to the Mental Health Authority, about 4 million Ghanaians, out of the estimated population of 28 million, are suffering from mild to severe...
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Handle Mental Health Issues With Circumspect – MHA CEO

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Mental Health Authority (MHA), Dr. Akwasi Osei, called on health workers to be circumspect in handling mental health...
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Authority Express Disappointment Over Delayed Passage of LI on MH

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The Mental Health Authority says it is in a quandary on whether or not to proceed with the passage of the Legislative Instrument (LI)...
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WAHO Honours Pledge To Ghana’s President

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The West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) on Wednesday donated ten Suzuki TF 125 motor bikes to the Ministry of Health in Accra. The motor bikes...

Helpline for suicidal persons: Call now!

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Thirty people have so far called the helplines 050 991 4046 and 020 681 4666 four days after it was set up by the Mental...

More Mental Patients To Be Released

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Mental Health Authority, Dr Akwasi Osei, has said a lot has been done by the government and the...
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Statutory Instrument on Mental Health is Appropriate – Dr Osei

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Speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on the sidelines of the half-year review conference of the Ankaful Psychiatric Hospital on Tuesday, he said...
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Attorney General kicks order of Certiorari for President Mahama assassin

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The Attorney General has opposed an order of Certiorari filed on behalf of Charles Antwi, the gunman who visited the President?s Church with an...
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Mental Health Authority To Monitor Rights Conditions In Mental Health Facilities

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The Mental Health Authority on Tuesday said it would establish mental health tribunals to monitor human rights conditions in all mental health care facilities...
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Eastern Regional Mental Health Committee inaugurated

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A seven member Eastern Regional Mental Health Sub-committee under the chairmanship of Mr Isaac Sarfo Acheampong, a clinical psychologist, had been inaugurated at Koforidua. The...
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Mental health law needs a Legislative Instrument

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Organisations and persons working around mental health say lack of a legislative instrument backing Ghana?s mental health law passed in 2012 is rendering it...
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Modernising Mental Health Care Delivery in Ghana

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The Mental Health Authority (MHA), had been urged to train local pastors, otherwise known as faith healers and herbalists, on mental health care delivery,...
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Regional, district mental health care committees to be established

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The Mental Health Authority(MHA) is to establish regional and district mental health care committees and appoint regional mental health coordinators to help improve mental...
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Chief Psychiatrist: Human beings are not monkeys

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Chief Psychiatrist and CEO of the Mental Health Authority, Dr Akwasi Osei has condemned the practice of chaining mental health patients in traditional and...