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Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services in Ghana in Dire State Amidst Surge in Musculoskeletal Conditions

Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Services in Ghana in Dire State Amidst Surge in Musculoskeletal Conditions

Ghana News, Health & Wellbeing, Pent TV
The Orthopedic Association of Ghana has issued a dire warning regarding the state of orthopedic and rehabilitation services in the country's healthcare sector. Despite a rising prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions and disabilities, the Association notes that orthopedic and rehabilitation services are in a critical condition due to a shortage of certified orthopedic surgeons, outdated equipment, and inadequate logistics and facilities. Statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), revealed that approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide suffer from musculoskeletal conditions, which are the leading cause of disability globally with low back pain being the single leading cause of disability in 160 countries. Addressing a gathering at the 2024 Annual General Conference by...

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