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Rwanda calls for greater attention to hypertension

Rwanda on Monday appeals for greater attention to hypertension in the country as it marks the World Hypertension Day. "The prevalence of hypertension in...
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Health Experts say awareness creation key in fight against NCDs

Health Experts say awareness creation remains the biggest weapon in the fight against Non-Communicable Diseases. The experts spoke during a regional webinar organised by...
Ghana Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (GhNCDA)

GhNCDA puts measures to tackle NCDs prevention and control

The Ghana NCD Alliance (GhNCDA), a civil society organization has put in place measures to guide its advocacy in the prevention and control of...

Health of Ghana’s population has improved in the last three decade

The health of the Ghanaian population has improved in the last three decades, according to a Ghana National Health Policy. ...
Chief Administrative Secretary for Health Rashid Aman speaks during a press briefing at Afya House in Nairobi, capital of Kenya, June 29, 2020. Rashid Aman on Monday announced that 120 more people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Kenya, raising the country's total number of confirmed cases since March 13 to 6,190. (Xinhua/Fred Mutune)

Kenya says over 50 percent of COVID-19 deaths link to non-communicable diseases

Over 50 percent of Kenyans who have died from COVID-19 have non-communicable diseases (NCD), an official said on Saturday. Rashid Aman, Chief...

Healthy Heart Africa Programme celebrates a year of success against hypertension

The Ghana Health Service, AstraZeneca and PATH Ghana, have marked one-year anniversary of the launch of the Healthy Heart Africa programme in Ghana. The Healthy...

Let’s decentralise care for non-communicable diseases – Dr Dzradosi

Dr Marc Kwame Dzradosi, the Board Chairman for Diabetes Youth Care (DTC), has called on the Government to decentralise care and treatment of non-communicable...

Ecobank Ghana staff hold walk to draw attention to non-communicable diseases

Staff of Ecobank Ghana and various stakeholders on Saturday held a health walk to draw public attention to non-communicable diseases (NCD) and their...

FAO calls for stronger actions to achieve Zero Hunger

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has underscored the urgent need for stronger actions in order to make healthy diets accessible...
Dr. Koku Awoonor, Director, Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation division-Ghana Health Service

Ghana is capable of handling Non-Communicable Diseases

The Director of Policy Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PPMED) of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Koku Awoonor has stated that Ghana’s poor...
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GhNCDA wages war against NCDs

Globally Non-communicable diseases (NCDs)-mainly cardiovascular, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes are the world’s biggest killers. NCDs kill approximately 40 million people globally each...

Experts alarmed at rise in non-communicable diseases in Ghana

Some health experts have expressed great alarm here on the rate of increase in Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) among Ghanaians. Joana Ansong, health...

Kenyans living with HIV/AIDS grapple with non-communicable diseases

Sally Agallo was at the peak of her career two decades ago when the loss of two babies and a series of opportunistic infections...

Kenyan elderly persons carrying heavy burden of lifestyle diseases: report

The proportion of Kenya's senior citizens affected by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) has increased rapidly, says a report launched by international charity HelpAge International on...

Letshego helps Botswana fight non-communicable diseases

Pan African financial service provider Letshego listed on the Botswana Stock Exchange has partnered with Primary Care International and government to improve the delivery...
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Stakeholders seeks president Addo’s participation in UN HLM

The Ghana NCDs Alliance and other stakeholders in health have appealed to President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to participate in the UN High Level...

NHIS must cover non communicable diseases

Mr Benjamin Anabila, the Director of the Institute of Leadership and Development (INSLA), has called for the inclusion of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the...

Ministry Of Health Constitute Committee To Implement Healthcare Strategy

The Ministry of Health has constituted a National Quality Technical Committee to ensure the implementation of the National Quality Healthcare Strategy within the respective...

FAO, WAHO Join Force To Promote Health And Nutrition

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations and the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO) have signed a partnership agreement to support...

VALD Ask Gov’t To Regulate Alcohol Use In Ghana

Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), in partnership with IOGT International, has held a day’s civil society workshop in Accra on Alcohol Prevention and Control...
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Staff Of GRA Praise Outgoing Commissioner-General

Mr Emmanuel Kofi Nti, a Tax Policy Advisor, is the new Commissioner-General of the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA). He took up the role on Friday...
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WHO Aims At Improving Cancer Survival

New guidelines from the WHO launched on World Cancer Day on February 4, aims to improve the chances of survival for people living with...

Kenyan firms support initiative tackling non-communicable diseases

The Kenya Association of Pharmaceutical Industry (KAPI) on Thursday confirmed its support for a global initiative geared at addressing the rise of non-communicable diseases...
A researcher from the Stanford University tests on a newly developed aluminum battery at Stanford University in California, the United States, on April 2, 2015. A Chinese-led research team from Stanford University announced they have developed a rechargeable and high-performance aluminum battery that could be a safe alternative of conventional batteries. (Xinhua/Ma Dan)

GlaxoSmithKline Calls For Research Into Communicable Diseases

The move which forms part of the Africa NCD Open Lab this week is to strengthen the company’s commitment to much-needed scientific research into...
Ghana Dietic Asssociation

Foundation puts together international conference on NCDs

The initiative was aimed at checking malnutrition, which is a major challenge in Africa. The conference sponsored by AstraZeneca and Edusei Foundation, was to...
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AstraZeneca, Edusei Foundation throws weight behind NCDs Symposium

The symposium is slated for August 11, at Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Legon, Accra. It would be attended by the...
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Lecturer calls for long term workable health financing

This is because sustainable healthcare financing could only be seen in the context of universal healthcare coverage which focuses on giving access to health...

Dr. Kyei-Faried Calls For Campaign Against Tobacco Use

He said according to the World Health Organisation, seven out of 10 deaths recorded in developing countries were caused by tobacco usage, and that...
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Zambia and Sweden to strengthen ties in health sector

Zambia and Sweden have affirmed their commitments to strengthen ties in the health sector in order to improve health care delivery in Zambia, the...
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East African states draft regional health policy

Health experts and officials from the East African countries are gathering in the Ugandan capital Kampala to conclude the formation of a regional health...