Ghana gets third public health emergency operations center

GHANA – The Ghana Health Service, in collaboration with the United States’ Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, has commissioned the third Public Health Emergency Operations Center in Ghana. The Center will strengthen the public sector to effectively respond to health emergencies. Speaking at the commissioning of the facility, the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service revealed the facility will serve as a footprint for technical coordination of the health emergencies and response structure. Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye said the health center will also serve as a source of event-specific data…

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Takeda invests US$10.8 million to help strengthen West Africa’s health supply chain

GHANA – Japanese pharmaceutical giant, Takeda, has invested close to US$10.8 million (JPY 1.3 billion) through its global CSR programme to help West African countries improve on their health supply chain capacities. The funds, which will be wired through the World Food Programme (WFP), build on previous successes achieved through this collaboration, and the new five-year plan only sediments their commitment to better livelihoods in Africa. Takeda and WFP’s existing partnership has focused on strengthening in-country public health supply chains and supporting long-term pandemic preparedness, combining Takeda’s financial support with…

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Penplusbytes, partners to award Health reporters in Ghana

GHANA – To help reduce inequities in Ghana’s healthcare delivery, Penplusbytes together with its partners, SEND Ghana and the Ghana News Agency, implemented the USAID funded People for Health (P4H) project and are set to host the maiden edition of the Reducing Inequities in Healthcare Awards (RIHCA 2021). RIHCA 2021 which is themed “Rewarding media efforts in promoting equitable healthcare delivery in Ghana” will celebrate outstanding journalists whose media activities have contributed specifically promoting quality healthcare delivery in five major thematic areas. These key area of interests in health include;…

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UK based Luex Healthcare wins 2021 Multinational Company of the Year

GHANA – Luex Healthcare has been awarded the Multinational Company (MNC) of the year at the third edition of the Ghana Pharma Awards 2021 held at the Kempinski Gold Coast Hotel in Accra. The award, endorsed the outstanding contribution of Luex to the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Ghana and Africa as a whole. Luex is a UK-based healthcare company operating in the field of pharmaceutical manufacturing, logistics, distribution and marketing since 1987. It is directly and indirectly present in over 20 countries and has over 15 manufacturing partnerships…

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Manipal Hospitals train Ghanaian journalists on cardiology

GHANA – India’s leading hospital group, The Manipal Hospitals, have conducted a virtual training workshop to couch Ghana Journalists Association on stress management and its relations to cardiovascular diseases. The aim of the workshop was to help people, especially journalists who had a demanding profession, to understand the importance of cardiovascular diseases and how work-related stress could give rise to cardiovascular issues. With work stress reaching an all-time high, it is prudent to introduce participants to ways they could avoid cardio logical issues with lifestyle changes, said Dr Ranjan Shetty,…

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Ghana receives 1.2 million doses of Moderna vaccines from US

GHANA – Ghana has taken delivery of 1,229,620 doses of Moderna COVID -19 Vaccines from the United States (US) Government. The donation was through the COVAX Facility and the largest shipment of COVID-19 vaccines received in Ghana. The 1.2 million doses of Moderna will increase the range of COVID-19 vaccines available to Ghana and boost efforts at protecting more people from Coronavirus. Alhaji Asei Mahama Seini, a Deputy Minister for Health, who received the vaccines said the US support to Ghana was highly appreciated and that the Government of Ghana…

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Ghana Infectious Disease Center installs first Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer

GHANA – The Ghana Infectious Disease Center (GIDC), a 100-bed capacity facility, has installed its first Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer donated by the World Health Organization (WHO) with the support of the World Bank’s Pandemic Emergency Facility Fund. GIDC is the country’s first infectious disease center built with the support of the Ghana COVID-19 Private Sector Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility is Ghana’s major referral point for COVID-19 patients in need of intensive critical care. The Arterial Blood Gas Analyzer will be used to measure combinations…

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Management software, “Bloom”, revolutionizes mPharma’s operations

GHANA – Bloom, a management software used by mPharma, has allowed the Ghanaian healthcare startup to coordinated pharmacies within its network sell medicines at the same price to customers, a remarkable milestone. Bloom enables mPharma to quickly standardized operations by networking the pharmacies through a technology platform. It has enabled the pharmacies to introduce mutti, a membership-based loyalty program and implement primary care services, including point of care testing and disease management solutions. In July, mPharma inked a deal with Absa bank Ghana to launch Absa Mutti, a platform that…

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IFC invest US$3 million in BRP’s Quest Medical Imaging to enhance medical diagnostics in Ghana

GHANA – International Finance Corporation (IFC) has entered into a financing partnership with South African radiology specialist Bergman, Ross and Partners Incorporated (BRP) to help increase access to world-class medical diagnostic services, including for COVID-19, tuberculosis, and other respiratory illnesses, for thousands of Ghanaians.   The partnership will see IFC inject about US$3 million in Quest Medical Imaging (QMI) Ghana, which is majority owned by BRP. The financing will help QMI build new medical diagnostic facilities in Accra to complement an existing facility in the city that provides ultrasound, fluoroscopy, digital…

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GCUC Founder receives international award for its health education programmes in Africa

GHANA – The Founder of the Garden City University College (GCUC) has picked up a special award at this year’s African Health Care Awards, and Summit organized by Zenith Global Health. Being one of the leading private universities promoting the training of health professionals in Ghana, it was recognized for its contribution to the healthcare sector on the continent. The award and summit, which was on the theme, “Advances in diabetes and cancer care; plugging the gaps”, took place in Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Zenith Global Health was established in…

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