EC Voters’ Register and Covid-19
The African Centre for Health Policy Research and Analysis is a health research, policy and public interest-based organization focused on helping the development of the health sector and systems for an effective health care delivery in Ghana and beyond. The Corona Virus pandemic is a global crisis affecting the world including our beloved country Ghana. […]
Observations coupled with interactions with the relevant officials revealed that, the Northern Ghana is inadequately prepared for the fight against COVID-19. This is because health facilities and related agencies are limited by resource availability……Covid-19-Containment
Further Delay in the Distribution of the Ambulances Procured, A Sign of Gross Negligence in Governance
Is the government of the day setting up a new emergency system (as if none ever existed)? or how long should the vulnerable keep wait while government plays politics with a simple distribution of a basic necessary amenity for healthcare? Why are the ambulances still parked?
Medical and Dental Council This is a very laudable move by the MDC. [Click ‘Medical and Dental Council’ to download the policy].
This is simply a laudable move by the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana, especially giving the fast declining status of healthcare delivery to the general citizenry in recent times. Just as we certainly cannot deny and/or avoid foreign trained Doctors and Dentists (or even general healthcare practitioners), we must also not compromise with the […]
In Ghana, doctor deficit is widespread in our hospitals, but much more evident in our district hospitals in comparison with one (1) doctor to 5000 patient ratio per the recommendations of the Commonwealth and the 1 doctor to 1,000 patients per the recommendations of the World Health Organization. Several factors are attributable to the prevalence […]
Over the past decades Ghana has invested strongly in maternal and reproductive health care to support attainment of its development goals. Several high level initiatives have been launched in the country since 1990 to enhance progress towards MDG5, of which Making Pregnancy Safer Initiative, CARMMA and MDG5 acceleration framework(MAF) are amongst the most notable. Ghana […]
Since 1998, Ghana has committed itself to the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Initiative of the World Health Organisation (WHO), which builds on the Global Malaria Strategy with a focus on Africa and a goal to halve the world’s malaria burden by 2010. Consequently, the country drew up a ‘Medium Term Strategic Plan for Malaria Control […]
It is becoming increasingly clear that many developing countries, including Ghana, will find it difficult to achieve all the targets of the Millennium Development Goals by the year 2015. The challenges are well documented. Weak health systems exacerbated by continuing challenges in developing and retaining the requisite human resource for health have contributed to the […]