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Pharmacy: Strengthening Health Systems – Celebrating World Pharmacist’s Day 2023

Pharmacy: Strengthening Health Systems – Celebrating World Pharmacist’s Day 2023

Health & Wellbeing
Every year, on September 25th, the global community comes together to celebrate World Pharmacist's Day. This day serves as a reminder of the invaluable contributions made by pharmacists around the world in improving healthcare systems and ensuring that people have access to safe and effective medicines. The theme for World Pharmacist's Day 2023, "Pharmacy, Strengthening Health Systems," underscores the critical role that pharmacists play in bolstering the foundations of healthcare worldwide. Pharmacists are the linchpin of healthcare systems, working tirelessly to ensure that patients receive the right medications, proper dosages, and essential information about their treatments. They are the guardians of patient safety, offering expertise in medication management and preventi...
Ghana Medical Relief offers free care for 7k residents in Tamale

Ghana Medical Relief offers free care for 7k residents in Tamale

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, International, Lifestyle & Social
More than 7,000 residents in Tamale and its environs have received free medical care from the Ghana Medical Relief (GMR), a United States-based non-profit organisation to ensure healthy living.  The five-day free medical outreach at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, held from July 24-28, 2023, provided paediatric urology, dental, and obstetrics services to the people.  The team also registered 3,100 persons in Tamale and its environs in the Northern Region onto the National Health Insurance Scheme for free and conducted 621 dental procedures and extraction.  The exercise was undertaken in collaboration with the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation and the Ghana Airforce, who helped airlift all medical supplies from Accra to Tamale and donated various equipment, inc...
List of African countries with the best healthcare systems midway into 2023

List of African countries with the best healthcare systems midway into 2023

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Access to quality healthcare is a fundamental right and a cornerstone of societal well-being. In Africa, the healthcare landscape has seen significant improvements over the years, but challenges persist. The concept of a healthcare index has gained prominence as a tool to assess and benchmark healthcare systems, enabling countries to identify strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement. Africa’s healthcare system is a diverse tapestry, characterised by a mix of public and private providers, varying infrastructure levels, and differing degrees of access to medical services. While some countries have made commendable strides in healthcare delivery, others grapple with limited resources, inadequate infrastructure, and workforce shortages. This inequality in healthcare access of...
United States, Korea and Japan enter historic partnership to improve primary health care in Ghana

United States, Korea and Japan enter historic partnership to improve primary health care in Ghana

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
The Ambassadors of the United States, Japan and the Republic of Korea to Ghana, have announced a historic partnership. This was at an event hosted by Health Minister Kwaku Agyeman-Manu on Tuesday, July 25. This agreement between the three countries supports Ghana’s goal of Universal Health Coverage. The three countries’ shared commitment will improve primary health care and strengthen global health security defences in Ghana against current and future pandemic threats – at a time when the world is emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic but with many countries experiencing backsliding in some essential health services.  The agreement signed today will help align individual countries’ efforts, allowing each to focus on comparative strengths in support of Ghana’s public health ...
A/R: WORKERS AT SUAME MAGAZINE  CALLS OUT GOV’T TO COMMISSION ABANDONED HOSPITAL

A/R: WORKERS AT SUAME MAGAZINE CALLS OUT GOV’T TO COMMISSION ABANDONED HOSPITAL

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing
Workers at the Suame Magazine industrial area have called on government to commission an abandoned hospital facility that was established two years ago at the site. The fully completed facility which was going to meet the medical needs of the artisans and residents in surrounding areas has been left disused awaiting commissioning by government. Some workers on site, lamented that several attempts to commission the building have failed as stakeholders constantly call the ceremony off without a statement. The abandoned facility has been left at the mercy of some unscrupulous folks who are gradually turning the facility into a dumping site. Some of the artisans at the site have taken over the frontage of the facility to ply their auto servicing trade. From a top view, the bui...
Pentecost Hospital Rated High By International Body

Pentecost Hospital Rated High By International Body

International, Pentecost News
The Pentecost Hospital in Madina, Accra has been rated among the top four mission hospitals in Ghana by PharmAccess, an international agency that accredits health organisations for improving patient care. The hospital, fully owned by The Church of Pentecost, achieved a SafeCare Level 4 certification for providing quality healthcare and upholding international best practices. The other three mission hospitals which fall under the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) that achieved the SafeCare Level 4 certification are St. Francis Xavier Hospital in Assin Foso, Holy Family Hospital in Techiman and St. Joseph Hospital in Nkwanta in the Oti Region. With the SafeCare Level 4 certification, the Pentecost Hospital, Madina is one step ahead to become a world-class hospital. Ph...
The Church of Pentecost Spent GH₵ 2.9 Million On Members’ Healthcare

The Church of Pentecost Spent GH₵ 2.9 Million On Members’ Healthcare

Ghana News, Pentecost News
Members of The Church of Pentecost (CoP) in Ghana in 2021 benefitted from health care support of the church at an accrued amount of GH₵ 2,951,453.04. This includes medical bills of some needy members of the church who struggled with basic medical care, while others with special medical conditions that needed immediate response and provision were not left out. Delivering the State-of-the-Church Address during the Opening Session of the 17th Extraordinary Council Meetings on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC), Gomoa-Fetteh, near Kasoa, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, stressed that to advance health care provision in deprived Ghanaian communities, the church constructed two (2) new health facilities, namely Kultamisi Pe...
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