SEND-Ghana engages stakeholders on indigent NHIS registration

The Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND-Ghana), through its People for Health (P4H) Project, has engaged stakeholders on the registration of indigents onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in five districts of the Northern Region.

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Assemblies urged to be interested in indigents’ registration onto NHIS

Participants at a National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Dialogue for the Volta and Oti regions have called for guidelines to trigger strict compliance for the registration of indigents onto the NHIS.

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Locals of Krobo communities sensitized on good sanitation practices

Adolescent Friendly and Peer Educators Organization, a Non-Governmental Organization in partnership with SEND-Ghana, Penplusbytes and Ghana News Agency have through the People for Health programme (P4H) organized a week-long sensitization durbar in five project communities within Lower Manya Krobo.

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SEND-Ghana trains healthcare providers on P4H Social Accountability Dashboard

The Social Enterprise Development Foundation of West Africa (SEND-Ghana) has held a day's workshop to train some healthcare providers in the Tamale Metropolis.

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Kaneshie Market women educated on basic hygiene

The Janok Foundation, a community-based organisation in the Ablekuma Central District, has educated the Kaneshie Market Women on basic hygiene as part of this year’s World Health Day.

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P4H National Advocacy Team Calls On Government To Provide Details On The 2018 National HN Fund

The People for Health (P4H) National Advocacy Team is calling on the president and government to provide details on the sustainable funding for HIV prevention announced at the 2018 National HIV & AIDS Research Conference (NHARCON) in Accra.

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Every patient in the hospital deserves a voice

Going to the hospital in Ghana is a nightmare, I told a doctor, and I hate hospitals for the fact that usually the patient, I chose to call them clients voice is drowned in the whole process of diagnoses and treatment. It seems to me that sometimes the doctors are themselves confused as to what treatment plan to use in treating certain kinds of illness and in a bid to present themselves as superior and all-knowing tend to frustrate their clients even the more

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ADAKLU DISTRICT CITIZEN MONITORING COMMITTEE INAUGURATED

SEND-Ghana Consortium with support from USAID yesterday 15th February 2018 inaugurated District Citizens Monitoring Committee (DCMC) in the Adaklu district as part of its People for Health (P4H) project in the district.

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P4H project: Adaklu DCMC embark on 5 days community sensitization Programme

As part of its efforts aimed at ensuring access to quality health service delivery, District Citizen Monitoring Committee (DCMC) in the Adaklu District has embarked on five days community outreach programme in five communities in the district.

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P4H PROJECT: ELECTRONIC FEEDBACK PLATFORM TO IMPROVE QUALITY HEALTH DELIVERY IN THE ADAKLU DISTRICT

Pensplusbytes has trained stakeholders in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region on the newly developed electronic feedback platform (dashboard) as part of the People for Health (P4H) project.

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P4H mobilizes indigents to register for NHIS

People for Health are currently mobilizing indigents for registration in the Afram Plains North District. Over hundred of the poor and the vulnerable who could not afford the NHIS premium turned up the selection process. In all 344 made-up of 215 females and 129 males went through the process successfully.

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‘Stop Misapplying HIV/AIDS Funds’

Metropolitan, municipal and district assemblies (MMDAs) have been urged to stop misapplying funds meant to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS infection. Mukaila Adamu of SEND-Ghana said the practice where the 0.5 percent District Assemblies Common Fund (DACF) allocation was used for other purposes by some of the assemblies should stop.

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P4H Platform Deployment Starts in Northern Region

After a successful launch of the USAID funded “People for Health” (P4H) project online platform ( www.people4health.org ), Penplusbytes is set to deploy the platform to the project districts starting from the Northern Region from the 16th to the 20th of October 2017.

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Increase DACF to support HIV/AIDs programmes

SEND Ghana is pleading with the Government of Ghana to increase financial support to ensure full implementation of the 90-90-90 targets to combat HIV and AIDS by increasing the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) allocated for the HIV programming from 0.5 to a minimum of 2 percent per annum.

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Ghana urged to prioritise budgetary allocation to health sector

Ghana is yet to comply with the Abuja Declaration that mandates West African governments to spend a minimum of 15 per cent of their annual budgetary resources on the health sector. Mr Adamu Mukaila, Civil Society Advisor to SEND-Ghana, who made this known said there were numerous challenges facing healthcare delivery in the country and urged the Government to make budgetary allocation to the health sector a priority to help resolve these problems.

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People for Health (P4H) project begins

“People for Health (P4H),” is ensuring improved access to quality health service delivery for citizens in 20 districts selected from four regions. The P4H project seeks to strengthen organisational and institutional capacities of government and civil society organisations (CSOs) for mutual accountability in health, HIV, water, sanitation and hygiene, family planning and nutrition policy formulation and implementation.

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Malaria rapid diagnostics fuel overuse of antibiotics

A study has found that Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (mRDTs) introduced to improve the use of antimalarials may have unintended negative consequences, such as overuse of antibiotics.

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NHIS should revise its operational strategy - international health NGO advises

An International Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) says the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) must redirect its focus to preventive care to reduce cost.

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HOW ABL IS IMPACTING LIVES THROUGH ITS ALCOHOL AND PREGNANCY PROGRAMME

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs) refer to a group of conditions, characterised by facial deformities, behavioural and learning problems that occur in persons whose parents, especially their mothers, consumed alcohol while pregnant or preparing for pregnancy.

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Make occupational therapy a priority in the health sector, government urged

Dr Ebenezer Appiah-Denkyira, immediate past Director- General of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), has called on Government to make occupational therapy a priority in the country’s health sector.

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