Consolidating Ghana’s free maternal health: The focus must be on rural communities

Araba Paintsil (not her real name) is a 12-year-old pregnant teen from Assin Domeabra, a village in the Assin South District of the Central Region.

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Reducing Unsafe Abortions, The Need For A More Comprehensive Services And Care For Women

Despite Ghana having relatively liberal laws on abortion, the procedure continues to be highly stigmatised, and as a result, many abortions are done illegally.

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Impact of covid-19 on child nutrition and welfare

The Head of the Department of Surgery at the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Professor Stephen Tabiri, revealed that the novel virus caused fear and panic among hospital staff.

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Time to adhere to malaria control protocols to sustain gains in the midst of COVID-19

Ghana has over the years rolled out a number of interventions with the aim of reducing the incidence of malaria, yet the level of morbidity is still high in the country.

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Isolate ART centres for our safety – PLHIV

Some Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV) in the Tamale Metropolis have appealed for isolation of Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) centres at hospitals in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic to assure them of safety as they visit the hospitals to access their drugs.

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Coronavirus Scare, Malaria Kills Under 5 Children; Health Facilities Record Low Turn Out

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads rapidly around the globe, including Ghana, there is an urgent need to aggressively tackle the novel coronavirus while ensuring that other killer diseases such as malaria are not neglected.

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The impact of COVID-19 on primary healthcare in Ghana, the case of expectant mothers

Over the past three months, many pregnant women have found themselves in a dilemma of choosing between missing antenatal clinic visits or attending the clinic and exposing themselves to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

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Resume Child Welfare Clinic Services- First time mothers

Some nursing mothers, especially first time mothers have expressed concern at what they alleged as the non-holding of Child Welfare Clinic sessions (CWC) by public health facilities in the Tamale Metropolis to educate them on child welfare issues.

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P4H MAKING NHIS WORK FOR THE POOR AND VULNERABLE

Recounting how difficult life has become since the demise of her husband, the 62-year-old widow said she survives on selling fowls that earn very little income. She frequently fell sick and unable to settle her hospital bills. On one occasion, for instance, she was seriously sick and admitted for a week. After she was discharged, she could not pay the bills and was detained in the hospital.

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Water Crisis Hit Nyankapala Again; As Residents Struggle For Potable Drinking Water

Residents of Nyankpala in the Tolon district of the Northern region have appealed to the Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) and the Tolon district assembly to expedite efforts to solve the perennial water crisis facing the town.

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No social distancing as Namemboku residents struggle for water

Lack of potable water has forced residents of Namemboku, a community in the East Mamprusi Municipality, to disregard the social distancing protocol by gathering in their numbers at a pit side dug along the path of a dried river in the community to fetch water.

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Fighting COVID-19: Need for tippy taps in communities without water

Madam Wasila Yakubu, a yam seller, lives with her husband and five children at Gbungbaliga, a town in the Yendi Municipality of the Northern Region.

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Residents in Ketu South Decry Impact of Border Closure on Livelihood

Some aggrieved residents of Aflao in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region have bemoaned the severe impact of the prolonged closure of the Ghana/Togo border on business and their livelihood. The group, which calls itself the Concerned Border Residents of Ketu South, in a press release dated Tuesday April 27, 2020 decried the summary restriction on business and livelihood occasioned by the closure of the border in a bid by the government to curb the spread of COVID19. This, they say, makes it

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COVID-19: Face Mask Mandate Goes into Effect in Volta Region

The directive to wear face masks and coverings is now in effect in the Volta Region and at all essential businesses. Non-medical grade masks or face coverings are now required in order to visit the premises of any public or state agency as well as all other essential businesses such as grocery stores, malls, lorry station, etc. The order also applies to all staff members of the various MDCEs in the region as well as commercial drivers and passengers and, by inference, all such essential service providers that continue to work at restaurants and other businesses that remain open during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Dashboard Update

The P4H dashboard is a digital platform that seeks to share information on the project’s thematic areas: Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, Maternal Heath/Family Planning, and WASH. Additionally, it seeks to provide a safe space for vulnerable groups to share their experiences, comments, complaints and suggestions at the healthcare facilities in the form of feedback provision for effective resolution.

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Shortage of hand sanitizers hit Tamale Metropolis due to Coronavirus

Shortage of hand sanitizers has hit the Tamale Metropolis following a mad rush for the product with few stores that still have the product doubling the prices.

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Maternal mortality goes down in Greater Accra

The 2019 Annual Regional Health Sector Performance Review has established that although deliveries in the Greater Accra Region have increased over the years, institutional maternal mortality has reduced remarkably.

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MMDAs asked to devote more IGF to malaria programmes

SEND Ghana, a policy research and Civil Society Organization (CSO), has recommended to Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) to allocate adequate Internally Generated Funds (IGF), to malaria control.

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Don’t discriminate against key populations - Health professionals advised

Healthcare professionals have been advised to stop discriminating against their clients, especially key populations.

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Medical Doctor Fakes Patient’s Death To Demand Medical Bill

A Medical Doctor at the Silver Bird Clinic in the Lower Manya Krobo municipal has put the husband and family of his patient, Awo Dede into panic, fear and psychological trauma after the doctor faked the death of Awo Dede.

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