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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. ...
Ghana confirms 14 Lassa Fever cases

Ghana confirms 14 Lassa Fever cases

Ghana News, Headlines Today, Health & Wellbeing
The Ghana Medical Association (GMA) says 14 Lassa Fever cases have so far been confirmed in the country. Those affected include some doctors and other health workers exposed in their line of duty. The GMA in a statement issued Wednesday, said while it acknowledges measures being put in place to trace their contacts and contain the virus from spreading further, it is also “facilitating the provision of psychological support to the colleagues confirmed with the disease,” and counselled the public to take precautionary measures. “The virus spreads to humans through contact with food or household items contaminated with the urine or faeces of mice. It also spreads from one person to the other through direct contact with bodily fluids e.g. urine, blood, faeces or contaminated clothes ...
Covid-19: We are likely to experience a new variant during Christmas – GHS

Covid-19: We are likely to experience a new variant during Christmas – GHS

Ghana News
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has asked the citizenry to strictly adhere to the Covid-19 protocols during the Yuletide.  The Service says this has become necessary due to the potential of a new variant of the virus.  The Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye disclosed this at a presser on Sunday.  According to him, should the advise be ignored, the country is likely to see a hike in Covid-19 active cases.  However, he assured that his outfit is prepared to contain any upsurge. “There is also a potential for a new variant just like we had during the last Christmas -the Omicron variant.  So, we also have to look at that as a risk factor, and so we need to be alert and make sure that we sustain the gains made so far, so we don’t go back ...
Marburg Virus Disease: Ghana confirms two cases

Marburg Virus Disease: Ghana confirms two cases

Ghana News
The Ghana Health Service has confirmed the first cases of the Marburg Virus Disease, a highly infectious disease in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. It is only the second time the zoonotic disease has been detected in West Africa. Guinea confirmed a single case in an outbreak that was declared over on September 16, 2021, five weeks after the initial case was detected. Previous outbreaks and sporadic cases of Marburg in Africa have been reported in Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, South Africa and Uganda. The WHO has reached placed neighbouring high-risk countries on alert. Confirmation The GHS confirmation comes after a World Health Organisation (WHO) collaborating centre laboratory in Senegal confirmed earlier results after two people who la...
5 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Ghana

5 cases of monkeypox confirmed in Ghana

Ghana News, International
Five cases of monkeypox have been confirmed in the Eastern, Western and Greater Accra regions, the Ghana Health Service (GHS) says. One of the cases was recorded in a Ghanaian who travelled to the United States of America from Ghana. According to the Director-General of the Service, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the cases were identified through the testing of 12 suspected cases, including one case that was reported from the Western Region. “I am sure of late we have had a lot of discussions on social media on monkeypox, and I think the most popular one was the one from the Western Region. That was negative; we tested and it was negative. “So far, since the outbreak, we’ve tested 12 suspected cases in Ghana since May 24, 2022. Currently, we have confirmed five cases in thre...

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