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Korle Bu children’s emergency ward closed

 

hospitalAccra, Jan. 28, GNA – Management of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has closed down the Children’s Emergency ward indefinitely.

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Wa Municipal Health Directorate records decrease in maternal deaths

 

Wa, Jan. 26, GNA– The Wa Municipal Health Directorate has recorded a decrease in maternal deaths from eight cases in 2010 to six cases in 2011.

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NHIA to actively engage stakeholders on NHIS capitation

 

national health insuranceKumasi, Jan. 26, GNA – The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has pledged to actively engage stakeholders, particularly service providers, to remove all glitches to ensure the successful implementation of the insurance capitation.

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Workshop for Midwives and TBAs held in Accra

Some Members of Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights team

Accra, Jan. 25, GNA – Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), on Wednesday organised an exchange learning workshop for Midwives and Traditional Birth Attendants’ (TBAs) to help improve maternal and newborn health care delivery.

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Nine districts in C/R benefit from 1,000,133 treated bed nets.

 

mosquito netsCape Coast, Jan. 24, GNA- The Ghana Health Service (GHS) last December embarked on a “Long lasting insecticide treated nets hang up” campaign in the Central Region where a total of 1,000,133 nets were distributed.

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Malaria cases in Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa increases

 

Malaria-pic1Breman Asikuma, (C/R) Jan 22, GNA – The Asikuma-Odoben-Brakwa District Director of Health Service, Dr. Gohungo-Liuz Amouzu has said that malaria continues to top the ten top diseases in the district.

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MP donate ambulances to health facilities in Zabzugu/Tatale

 

a colorful cartoon ambulance 0515-1005-3104-3359 SMUZabzugu, (N/R), Jan. 21, GNA – Mr John Jabaah Benam, Member of Parliament (MP) for Zabzugu/Tatale constituency, on Friday presented three ambulances valued at GHc 70,000 to three health facilities  in the  Zabzugu/Tatale District.

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Prof. Sai calls on African Governments to show commitment to Family Planning issues

Professor Fred T. SaiAccra, Jan. 19, GNA – The Sixth Annual Research Conference on Population, Reproductive Health and Economic Development, has opened in Accra with a call on African leaders to show commitment in addressing family planning issues since it was one of the tools when applied would address maternal health problems.

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Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service to establish 520 CHPS Compounds nationwide

 

Gomoa Afranse (C/R), Jan 18, GNA – The Ministry of Health has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding ( with the Ghana Health Services for the later to set up 520 Community Health and Planning Services (CHPS) Compounds nationwide.

     Mr Wilberforce Adade, Gomoa East Director of Health services announced this at the 2011 Annual Performance Review Meeting at Gomoa Afranse.

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Korle-Bu Hospital suspends MRI services

mri-2Accra, Jan. 17, GNA  – The Korle-bu Teaching Hospital has suspended its Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) services to the public to pave way for routine maintenance works.

     Mr Mustapha Salifu, Public Relations Officer of the hospital, who announced this in a press statement issued in Accra on Tuesday, said the public would be informed when work was completed on the machine.