Publications

Our Planet, our Health – What is Ghana’s role?

Introduction With the 2022 World Health Day theme – Our Planet our Health in focus, it begs the question of Ghana’s role in protecting the health of our planet and of its citizens. This year’s WHD focuses on the urgent attention required to keep humans and the planet healthy and to ‘foster a movement to […]
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The Declaration of Astana: Time for Stocktaking and Action

The second anniversary of the Astana declaration was marked around the world on the 27th October 2020 with renewed hopes of accessible and quality primary health care for everyone anywhere in the world. The declaration of Astana was a reaffirmation of the earlier Alma-Ata declaration (1978), to which world leaders committed to invest in, and […]
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Determining an Essential Health Services Package for PHC in Ghana

Determining the specific components of an essential health services package requires detailed studies, data and analytics. While the health and disease conditions to be covered may be well-known, the scope of the service and what is available at a service delivery point will necessarily differ depending on the level care (i.e., community level, sub-district, district […]
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World Humanitarian Day 2021

This year’s World Humanitarian Day (19 August 2021) is devoted to dealing with the climate crisis, the single biggest health threat facing humanity. This day is a crucial milestone in the lead up to the COP26 summit in November when leaders from 196 countries will meet to agree action to get climate change under control. […]
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Celebrating the Midwife: Launch of 2021 International Day of the Midwife in Ghana

The International Day of the Midwife (IDM) is recognized around the world as a celebration of Midwives and their contribution to women’s and newborns’ health and wellbeing. The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) formally launched the idea of the ‘International Day of the Midwife’ in 1992 after suggestions and discussions with Midwifery Associations around the […]
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