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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.