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Cape Coast Teaching Hospital suspends haemodialysis services

The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital has temporarily suspended haemodialysis services. A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer, Fred Nyankah explained the development is due...

Non-subscribers of NHIS qualify for free dialysis treatment – CEO

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) says the free and subsidized dialysis treatment is not limited to its subscribers. According to the Chief Executive Officer,...

I still pay for dialysis – Patient

Despite the government's initiative to cover the cost of dialysis for renal patients for six months, some patients at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital...

Free Dialysis Session: Black Stars commend NHIA

Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars, has praised the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) for its timely intervention in funding dialysis treatment...

Kidney Association urges govt to consider dialysis support permanently

The Ghana Kidney Association (GKA) has praised the government’s decision to offer free dialysis sessions to kidney patients under the National Health Insurance Scheme...

Renal Patients Association of Ghana commend NHIS’s free 6-month dialysis initiative

The Renal Patients Association of Ghana has commended the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) for the six-month free dialysis programme. In an interview aired on Joy...
Da Costa Aboagye - NHIA

NHIS announces free dialysis for kidney patients

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has announced six months free dialysis sessions for kidney patients below 18 and those above 60 years. The move...

37 Military Hospital receives dialysis machines [Photos]

Responding to the urgent appeal by Dr Ama Siaw of the 37 Military Hospital for support in managing end-stage kidney care, East Cantonments Pharmacy...

KATH takes delivery of 3 dialysis machines

The Management of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi yesterday took delivery of three brand new dialysis machines from Nivaansh MediQas Ghana Limited,...

Dialysis crisis: We need stakeholder engagement, not firefighting approach – CDD-Ghana fellow tells govt

Research Fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), Dr Kwame Sarpong Asiedu, has called for a broader stakeholder engagement on the current dialysis...

Let’s find ways to subsidize the cost of dialysis in Ghana – Stonebwoy

Ghanaian music icon, Stonebwoy has urged the Ministry of Health to find ways to subsidize the cost of dialysis in the country. In a post...

Parliament kicked against taxes on regents for dialysis; not an increment – Mintah Akandoh

Ranking Member on Parliament's Health Committee, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has denied suggestions that Parliament endorsed the new fees for dialysis treatment introduced by the...
Da Costa Aboagye - NHIA

NHIA to implement 6-month dialysis support on June 1 – CEO reveals

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Aboagye Da-Costa, has revealed that his outfit will commence its intended support...
Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, Government COVID-19 team

Cost of dialysis: 2 million cedis is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility – NHIA CEO

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has taken a significant step towards alleviating the financial burden faced by end-stage kidney patients. Following the increase in...

KATH installs additional dialysis machines to offer kidney treatment to more patients

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi is positioning itself to lead in the management and treatment of kidney diseases and renal failure. To...

I am nearing my grave – Kidney patient cries over dialysis cost hike [Listen]

Baffour Kojo Ahenkorah, a long-time kidney patient, has shared his distressing story about the recent increase in dialysis costs, which has left him unable...

Parliament never approved new fees for dialysis – Akandoh [Listen]

The Member of Parliament for Juaboso and the Ranking Member on the Health Committee of Parliament, Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, has refuted claims that Parliament...
Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, Government COVID-19 team

Dialysis crisis: NHIA to introduce scheme to subsidise dialysis cost

Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), Dr Aboagye Dacosta, has announced that his outfit has concluded a policy agreement to...

Renal Patients call for help as dialysis cost hits GH¢491 

The Renal Patients Association of Ghana has raised concerns about the increment in dialysis cost surge from GH¢380 to GH¢491. The Association has said the...

TTH dialysis unit in crisis; patients wait weeks for treatment

Patients at the Dialysis Unit of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) have expressed concerns over delays in accessing treatment due to the limited number...

Okoe-Boye pushes for removal of taxes on dialysis consumables

Health Minister designate, Dr. Bernard Okoe-Boye is advocating for the elimination of taxes on dialysis consumables to alleviate the financial burden on...
Hon. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Ranking Member - Parliament Select Committee on Health

Funds for Agenda 111 could have retooled existing hospitals – Minority on KATH dialysis...

The Minority in Parliament is accusing government of engaging in deceptive assurances after the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital’s Nephrology Department reported serious...

Jospong Group supports dialysis patients at the Bank Hospital

The Jospong Group of Companies has supported the Bank Hospital with a cheque of GH¢120,000.

People will die if Korle Bu increases cost of dialysis – Renal patients

The Renal Patients Association of Ghana has issued a warning about loss of lives if Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) increases the...

Korle Bu Renal Dialysis Unit accumulates GH¢2m debt for kidney treatment

The Renal Dialysis Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has yet again accumulated an amount of GH₵2 million in debt for...

Jospong Group to support dialysis patients at Korle Bu with over GH¢500,000

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities in thanksgiving to God for his unconditional mercies to the group for the year...

15 children at Tamale Teaching Hospital die over lack of pediatric dialysis machines

The lack of paediatric dialysis machines and consumables at the Tamale Teaching Hospital has led to the tragic loss of 15 children...

NHIA takes bold steps to reduce kidney dialysis cost

The National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) has initiated processes to absorb the cost of dialysis for kidney patients on the Health Insurance...

Dialysis crisis: ‘Do we have leaders in this country?’ – CDD fellow quizzes

A fellow at the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Kwame Sarpong Aseidu has added his voice to the countless calls for the...

Dialysis crisis: KBTH’s refusal to open centre a death sentence – Ahenkora

Five days after the Health Ministry directed the immediate reopening of the renal outpatient department of the Korlebu Teaching Hospital, the centre...

Korle Bu Renal Dialysis Unit still closed despite Health Minister’s directive

The Korle Bu Renal Dialysis Unit remains closed to outpatients despite a directive from the Ministry of Health for it to be...

Dialysis crisis: We see death everyday – Kidney disease patient

Conversations of members of the Renal Patients Association have changed from "when is your next dialysis date?" to "who will be the...

Health Minister directs Korle-Bu to reopen Dialysis Unit

The Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyemang-Manu, has directed the management of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital to immediately reopen the Renal Dialysis Unit...

Dialysis crisis: Minority ready to support govt to deal with menace – Akandoh

The Minority in Parliament says it is ready to support the government to completely deal with the dialysis crisis as stakeholders race...

Dialysis treatment to be included in NHIS package soon – Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has assured the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) will soon expand its benefits package to cover...
Former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng

Prof Frimpong-Boateng speaks on kidney dialysis price hike at Korle Bu

Former cardiothoracic surgeon at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has thrown his weight behind the yet-to-be-approved new cost for dialysis...

Ghana has only 14 registered dialysis centres – HeFRA

There are only 14 registered dialysis centres in the country, the Health Facilities Regulatory Agency (HeFRA) has said.

Dialysis crisis: Maker’s House Chapel to support Korle-Bu, 37 Military Hospital renal units

The Maker’s House Chapel International (TMHCI) will visit the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) and the 37 Military Hospital on Tuesday to financially...

Increase in dialysis treatment purely an exchange rate problem – Nsiah-Asare

The Presidential Adviser on Health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare, has attributed the recent increase in the cost of renal dialysis to foreign exchange...

Hope for kidney patients: Local producers pledge infusion for dialysis

Local pharmaceutical manufacturers say they are "willing to manufacture the infusions and fluids needed for dialysis" to reduce the cost of treatment...
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