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African Union

DOWNLOAD PDF Walking the talk…………we need a new politics of social and economic equity!!! Ten years ago, African Heads of State came together to establish the African Union (AU), a body to promote solidarity and coordinate efforts for development among its 54 member nations. Encouraging social, political and economic integration across the continent, the AU […]
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Funding for Family Planning Commodities, Challenges and Way Forward

Family planning is a development tool that is essential for a country’s socio-economic progress and prosperity. Ghana’s development policy has long recognised the critical need for Family Planning, but the government has always depended on international funding agencies to provide most of the funding for Family Planning in Ghana. Family planning is the planning of […]
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Improved Access to Reproductive Health Services, crucial to attainment of MDG 4 & 5

Improved Access to Reproductive Health Services, crucial to attainment of MDG 4 & 5 According to the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD,1994), Reproductive Health is ‘a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, in all matters relating to the reproductive system and its functions and processes. Reproductive health therefore implies that people […]
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The Attitude Of Some Health Professionals

THE POOR ATTITUDE OF SOME HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN GHANA – HOW LONG MUST THIS GO ON? A health care professional is a person who delivers proper health care in a systematic way professionally to any individual in need of health care services. They include physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurses, midwives, and support staff regulated and/or […]
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From MDGs to SDGs, UHC is possible in Ghana

In September 2000, leaders of 189 countries gathered at the United Nations headquarters and signed the historic Millennium Declaration, in which they committed to achieving a set of eight measurable goals. The goals ranged from halving extreme poverty and hunger to promoting gender equality and reducing maternal and child mortality, by the target date of […]
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No ambulance in Ada West to transport emergencies – Director

Sege (G/R), May 16, GNA – The absence of an ambulance in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region is hampering transportation of patients to access quality healthcare delivery. “This deficiency allows us to resort to the use of public transport to convey patients in critical conditions who needed referrals,” Dr Jacqueline Sfarylani, […]
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Lack of medical supplies impedes obstetric care in Ada West

Sege (G/R), May 13, GNA – Lack of basic health equipment and supplies is impeding the smooth implementation of Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care in the Ada West District of the Greater Accra Region. Inadequate midwives and community health nurses is also hampering the improvement of care for maternal and neonatal care in the district. […]
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Prioritising PHC to Reach all women and Girls

When a young woman or girl in Ghana needs medical help or advice on family planning she faces a number of obstacles. She needs a clinic that’s nearby, because work and household duties leave her strapped for time. She needs a health worker that can provide a number of services, not just for her but […]
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