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Ghana Declares End of Marburg Virus Disease Outbreak

Ghana’s Ministry of Health made the declaration after no new cases were reported over the past 42 days, or two incubation periods

Ghana today declared the end of the Marburg virus disease outbreak that was confirmed nearly two months ago. It was the first time the highly infectious haemorrhagic fever was detected in the West African country. Ghana’s Ministry of Health made the declaration after no new cases were reported over the…

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    • WHO Representative Ghana Dr. Francis Kasolo, administering polio vaccine to a child to kick start the immunization campaign
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Ghana kick starts polio vaccination campaign

Over six million children across the country are expected to receive the novel Oral Polio Vaccine Type 2 (nOPV2) for each of the rounds

The Government of Ghana, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), has rolled out a polio vaccination campaign, targeting children under five years across all 16 regions of Ghana. This follows the confirmation of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type…

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    • The Honourable Deputy Minister of Health Alhaji Mahama and some high level personalities at the Kotoka International Airport to receive the vaccines
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More COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Ghana

The Ministry of Health has in the past few weeks, taken delivery of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccines from the Governments of Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway

Ghana’s robust COVID-19 vaccination campaign continues to receive a boost with donations through the COVAX Facility. The Ministry of Health has in the past few weeks, taken delivery of more than 2 million doses of AstraZeneca’s Covishield vaccines from the Governments of Germany, Denmark, Iceland, Norway with Germany contributing the…

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Ghana launches National Breastfeeding Week

This year’s event will focus on raising awareness and galvanizing action on protecting breastfeeding to improve public health

The World Health Organization has joined the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and partners to launch the 2021 National Breastfeeding Week celebration under the theme, Protect Breastfeeding: A shared responsibility.  This year’s event will focus on raising awareness and galvanizing action on protecting breastfeeding to improve public health.…

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Beating childhood cancers through early detection and treatment

In Ghana, about 1200 children under the age of 15 are estimated to develop cancer annually

On one of Naomi Otua’s regular trips to visit her grandson James in the town of Assin Fosu in Ghana’s Central Region, she noticed something was seriously wrong. The 10-year-old’s eyes were jaundiced and he had lost a significant amount of weight. Worried, Otua decided to take James to the…

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Queen mothers to take the lead in championing exclusive breastfeeding and maternal and child nutrition

This is an initiative launched by Her Excellency, Mrs Rebecca Akuffo Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF

When women traditional leaders from different parts of the country, adorned in beautiful regalia gather, the most likely reason is to grace a very important occasion, but this time that was not the case. Queen mothers from all over Ghana   met under the canopy of the Family Health Division…

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Coronavirus – On the frontlines in the fight against dangerous misinformation

Data collected regularly since March 2021 in 20 African countries show that false claims around COVID-19 vaccines

Accra - Fast-spreading misinformation online is hard to measure, but the 10 organizations and 10 African fact-checking groups that make up the Africa Infodemic Response Alliance are working to track and debunk dangerous myths on the pandemic and COVID-19 vaccines.  Data collected regularly since March 2021 in 20 African countries show that false…

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Coronavirus - Ghana: Driving COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Ghana’s hard-to-reach communities

Ghana used drones to deliver vaccines to areas without roads and sent vaccinators out into communities to stay with them for periods of time while administering the vaccines

Ghana’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been hailed as exemplary for its planning, speed and high-level leadership, but dig a little deeper and there are yet more crucial lessons in working with far-flung communities and building up trust in the vaccines.  “We have a migratory population that travels routinely from north to south…

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Coronavirus: World Bank support strengthens clinical management of COVID-19 in Ghana

The World Bank provided funds to WHO to enhance the capacity of Ghana’s health system for case management, improve quality of care and early case detection

Ghana embarked on intense actions to contain the coronavirus outbreak since the first two cases were confirmed on 12 March 2020. Public health measures such as mandatory wearing of facemasks in public places, social distancing, and hand hygiene were instituted to curtail the spread of the virus. For optimal care…

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    • Her Excellency First Lady of Ghana, Rebecca Akufo-Addo with other high profile personalities who attended the function
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Ghana’s First Lady Advocates for Good Nutrition

Mrs Akufo-Addo in her keynote address indicated that public health experts had raised concerns about a possible risk of nutrition crises due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo has lauded an initiative to mobilize community support in promoting good nutrition and called on all to help intensify efforts to promote six months of exclusive breastfeeding. She made this call at the opening session of the Nutrition Advocacy…