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2000 nurses seek greener pastures abroad — Health Ministry

2000 nurses seek greener pastures abroad — Health Ministry

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle & Social
About 2,000 nurses working in state and mission health facilities in the country have migrated abroad in recent years, the Ministry of Health has said. At least, 1,400 of the emigrant nurses worked under the Ghana Health Service (GHS), while the remaining 600 worked at facilities of the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, who said this when he took his turn at the Minister’s Press briefing in Accra yesterday, did not, however, indicate the period the migration happened. He said the situation had not significantly challenged work at health facilities. “We are not getting very serious distress messages from the facilities that if we don’t bring new ones, they can’t work. We are managing the situation,” the minister added. ...
‘Faeces in sachet water’ research finding inaccurate – FDA

‘Faeces in sachet water’ research finding inaccurate – FDA

Ghana News
Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has debunked claims that sachet water on the market is contaminated with faecal matter. The Authority said the outcome of its regular surveillance of sachet water producers is not in conformity with observations by the Ghana Statistical Service. A study by the Ghana Statistical Service revealed that most sachet water on the market was contaminated with faecal matter. The multiple indicator cluster survey conducted in 2017 revealed 34.1% of households in Ghana which relied on sachet water as a drinking water source had an appreciable amount of Esherichia coli, a contamination indicator.   In a response to media reports on the poor quality and safety of sachet water, the FDA assured of regular inspection of manufacturing facilitie...
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