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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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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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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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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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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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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Penplusbytes holds training for journalists on health reporting

Some journalists drawn from various media outlets in the Eastern region have benefited from one-day training working on health reporting.

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Media urged to focus more on health issues

Mr Kwabena Tabiri, Programme Manager, Penplusbytes, has challenged the media to throw more searchlight on health issues in the country.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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