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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. ...
Ministers of Health, health leaders pledge to intensify efforts to end polio.

Ministers of Health, health leaders pledge to intensify efforts to end polio.

Africa News, Health & Wellbeing
As the African region marks one year since the last confirmed detection of wild poliovirus type 1, Ministers of Health and other health leaders gathering for the Seventy-third session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Africa today pledged to intensify efforts to end all forms of the virus. The region’s last confirmed case of wild poliovirus, linked to a strain circulating in Pakistan, was reported in August 2022 in Mozambique’s Tete province. A total of nine cases were detected in both Mozambique and neighbouring Malawi, where an outbreak was confirmed in February 2022. In a coordinated response, more than 45 million children across five southern Africa countries were vaccinated against the virus. The health leaders underscored the pivotal role of enha...
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