HEALTH


June 8, 2018
UG Medical Center gets $50 million approval from cabinet

Cabinet has approved $50 million for the second phase of the University of Ghana Medical Centre. The Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, told Parliament last Wednesday that the $50

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June 5, 2018
Korle Bu to offer free kidney transplants

A team of British medical experts is scheduled to arrive at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Renal Dialysis Unit in Accra, where they will provide free kidney transplants to patients beginning

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June 1, 2018
Equipment trial starts at new Legon Hospital

Government says it is ready to operationlise the controversial University of Ghana Medical Centre (UGMC). An interim Board chaired by Dr. Anarfi Asamoa-Baah to liaise with the Turnkey Contractor to

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May 30, 2018
Ghana Health Service To Replace Oral Polio With Injectable Vaccines

The Ghana Health Service in the Ashanti region is replacing all oral administered polio vaccines with injectable ones. The Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) is expected to ease the side effects experienced

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May 30, 2018
Ghana To Start Painless Glaucoma Surgery

Ophthalmologists in eight regions of Ghana are preparing to offer the new painless glaucoma treatment introduced to Ghana by the University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS) to patients across

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May 17, 2018
Ghanaian Scientists design beads that detect pneumonia

Scientists at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital,  have designed a bead to detect early stages of pneumonia. The beads, which are designed in

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May 15, 2018
Nurse Sponsors Surgeries For 15 Poor Patients

The young nurse who grabbed headlines early in 2018 for constructing a dream mega hospital unassisted to make healthcare services more accessible in his impoverished region has taken one more

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May 14, 2018
Cuban gov’t demands payment for its doctors in Ghana

The Cuban government has expressed worry about government’s failure to pay Cuban doctors serving in Ghana. Deputy Minister of Health Marcia Cobas Ruiz while paying a courtesy call on the

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May 9, 2018
Ebola: DR Congo confirms new outbreak

An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the north-west of the Democratic Republic of Congo. There are two confirmed cases of the virus and 17 deaths, the health ministry said

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May 2, 2018
Abortion Ban bill approved in US

The US state of Iowa has approved one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, banning most abortions once a foetal heartbeat is detected. Republican lawmakers, who control

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