Attention: Kindly disregard any news circulating especially on some social media platforms indicating the announcement and sale of Ministry of Health forms for ...the 2018/19 academic year.
An official announcement by the MoH/HTI unit will be made in the dailies soon.
The world is running out of antibiotics. There is an urgent need for more investment in research and development for antibiotic-resistant infections including t...uberculosis, otherwise we will be forced back to a time when people feared common infections and risked their lives from minor surgery.
Clean water is the only other public intervention to save more lives than vaccines. Despite their life-saving benefits, however, parental resistance toward childhood vaccinations is increasing.
A pharmacist at the Bimbilla government hospital is in the grips of the district police for allegedly stealing some pharmaceutical drugs.
The district police cr...ime officer, DSP Ebenezer Kosi-Peprah told Citi News that the police got a hint from an informant, that some drugs belonging to the Bimbilla hospital were been transported to Tamale on a Bimbilla – Tamale bound bus.
The First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo has called for the extension of maternity leave from the current three months to five months.
This according to her is in line with provisions of the International Labour Organization’s Maternity Protection Convention which Ghana is a signatory to.
The fight is definitely raging on.
30 years ago, polio paralyzed more than 350,000 children each year around the world.
Today, it has been reduced by more than 99.9%. We are committed to end polio!
#Breastfeeding: A smart investment
Breastfeeding is not a one-woman job. Mothers need support from their health providers, families, employers, communities, and governments to give their children the healthiest possible start to life. Breastfeeding protects children from illness, increases IQ, and creates a strong bond between mother and child.
Increased rates of breastfeeding also reduce inequalities and nurture economies by producing a stronger, more able workforce and by lowering healthcare costs. Nations are not adequately protecting, promoting, or supporting breastfeeding, according to the Global Breastfeeding Scorecard, which evaluated 194 countries. WHO calls on countries to implement policies and programmes to encourage breastfeeding, such as paid family leave and workplace breastfeeding policies.
World Breastfeeding Week starts today.
NO country in the world fully meets recommended standards. We need to invest more in policies to promote, protect and support breastfeeding.