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The Ghana Kidney Association has commended the government and the National Health Insurance Authority for its swift intervention to absorb the cost of dialysis...

Release NHIS funds to avert collapse – Minorty urges government

The Minority in Parliament has expressed deep concern over the dire financial state of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), attributing it to what...

World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes funding support from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and...

The World Health Organization (WHO) today signed funding agreements with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) valued at USD 19.4 million...
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NCCE has been systematically neglected for years – NCCE Chairperson

The Chairperson of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Kathleen Addy, has lamented the continuous neglect of the commission over the years. According to...

Renal patients advocate for comprehensive NHIS coverage

President of the Renal Patients Association of Ghana, Baffour Ahenkora, has urged the government to ensure that the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) covers...

Pharmaceutical importers demand removal of taxes on selected medications for kidney patients

Assistant General Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Importers and Wholesalers Association, Ronald Antwi, has called on the government to remove value-added tax (VAT) from essential...

Ghana Gas CEO not under pressure to sign $812m deal – Owusu-Bempah

The Ghana National Gas Company Limited says its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is not being pressured to sign a $812 million deal. According to management,...

Man who received first pig kidney transplant dies after 2 months

The first man to receive a genetically modified pig kidney transplant has died two months after the operation, the hospital which carried out the...
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PDS scandal: US shuts down $190m compact with ‘no immediate plans to work in...

The Millennium Challenge Corporation has confirmed to JoyNews that despite the prevailing power crisis, it has no “immediate plans to work again in Ghana”...

Gospel musician Erico opens up on battle with kidney issue

Gospel musician Eric Oduro has revealed for the first time his harrowing battle with kidney issue that almost cost him his life. He made the...

Study predicts 41% of Ghanaian deaths linked to NCDs by 2034

About 41% of deaths in Ghana may be linked to complications of four non-communicable diseases (NCDs): stroke, myocardial infarction, heart failure, and chronic kidney...

Mfantsipim old boy adjudged overall best graduating student – KNUST College of Health Sciences

Nana Kwame Asiedu-Amponsah, a BSc Human Biology degree graduate has emerged the overall best graduating student at the College of Health Sciences of the...

Nana Kwame Asiedu-Amponsah is overall best graduating student – KNUST College of Health Sciences

Nana Kwame Asiedu-Amponsah, a BSc Human Biology degree graduate has emerged the overall best graduating student at the College of Health Sciences of the...

Just give us ‘dumsor’ timetable to plan our operations – GMA tells ECG

Pressure continues to mount on the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to release a load-shedding timetable. The latest organisation to add its voice to...

Zack Orji underwent two brain surgeries; he is fine – Actors Guild of Nigeria...

President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has given an update on the health status of veteran actor Zack Orji after a...
Nollwood actor, Amaechi Muonagor down with a stroke

Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor passes on

Veteran Nollywood actor, Amaechi Muonagor, has died after a prolonged illness, at the age of 62. This was disclosed by a social commentator, Morris Monye,...
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Pig kidney transplanted into living person for first time

Doctors have performed the first transplant of a genetically modified kidney from a pig into a living human, they announced Thursday. The four-hour surgery was...

Urgent Call to Action: Combatting Chronic Kidney Disease Crisis in Africa

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is rapidly becoming a critical concern in Africa, posing significant challenges for public health and healthcare systems. Shedding light on...

ECG’s target on health sector is a strategic move – CDD Fellow

A research fellow at the Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana), has described as strategic, the Electricity Company of Ghana's (ECG) decision to issue a...

MenoMove: Pioneering Menopause Awareness, Support, and Education for a More Supportive and Inclusive Workplace

Ignorance is no longer a safe place to hide with regards to the issue of menopause. Protecting employees from feelings of shame and the...
NHIS leaves patients stranded

NHIA yet to pay 8-month outstanding arrears to health service providers

The National Health Insurance Authority is in eight-month outstanding debt to health service providers across the country.  Ashanti Regional Director of NHIA, Kwadwo Dwomoh, says...

Full text: NDC’s address on disturbing revelations on Agyapa deal

 Good afternoon distinguished friends from the media. On behalf of the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), I would like to thank you...

Agyapa deal: NDC lists what $12m spent could have been used for

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed its disappointment in the government on the $12 million spent on the controversial Agyapa deal. The NDC...

Gaza doctors: ‘We leave patients to scream for hours and hours’

Doctors across Gaza have described operating on patients without anaesthetic, turning people with chronic conditions away, and treating rotting wounds with limited medical supplies....

Korle Bu Renal Unit faces imminent shutdown

The renal dialysis unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) is warning of a possible shutdown due to the facility's inability to raise money...

Full text: NDC’s speech on John Mahama’s ‘Building the Ghana Tour’

Good afternoon, ladies, and gentlemen of the media. His Excellency John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress has been on the Building...

Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) Registration set to launch on March 1, 2024

In a significant move aimed at transforming Kenya's healthcare landscape, the Social Health Insurance Fund (SHIF) is scheduled to commence operations on March 1,...
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Govt has credited ₵4 million debt payment to our account – Korle Bu CEO

Chief Executive Officer of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital Dr. Opoku Ware Ampomah says government has disbursed money meant to settle the hospital’s GH¢4...

Korle Bu Renal Unit: Why is Parliament not questioning Health Minister on debt non-payment?...

Pharmacist and Democracy and Development Fellow at CDD-Ghana, Kwame Sarpong Asiedu, has called on Parliament to haul the Minister of Health before the house...

West Bank strike: Israel accused of targeting civilians in deadly attack

Israel is accused of having targeted a group of Palestinian civilians with no links to armed groups and who posed no threat to Israeli...

Framework on organ transplant, donation in the offing

A comprehensive framework to regulate organ transplant and donation in the country is currently undergoing the necessary processes for passage into law. It is a...

Amicus Legal Consult donates GH¢50,000 to support kidney patient

Amicus Legal Consult, a Tema-based private law firm has donated Gh¢50,000.00 to the Multimedia Group Limited in support of Kenneth Adom, who urgently requires...

First class graduate appeals for support to undergo kidney transplant

A 24-year-old man has made a passionate appeal to Ghanaians for financial support to aid his kidney treatment. The patient, Kenneth Adom is in critical...
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NPP announces opening of parliamentary nominations for constituencies with sitting MPs

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has announced the opening of nominations for the party’s parliamentary primaries election for constituencies with incumbent Members of Parliament...

Veteran actor down with stroke, kidney disease; family cries for help

Renowned veteran actor, Amaechi Monagor, fondly known as Aguiyi is currently facing a challenging health crisis; battling kidney disease, diabetes, and stroke. This is according...

NPP supports KATH renovation with GH¢200K

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) has contributed GH¢200,000 towards the renovation of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH). The donation was made on Friday, November...
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Exchange rate expected to remain stable – Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has assured that the Ghanaian Cedi is poised to withstand exchange rate shocks and will maintain its strength in the...

2024 budget: Good news for kidney patients

The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta says a team of Ghanaian doctors have been trained to provide kidney transplantation services in Ghana. The move according...

Mass grave being dug at Gaza hospital, as Israel confirms hostage death

Mass grave is being dug at the Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, a witness tells a BBC reporter in Gaza. The witness says he saw...

Finance Minister has approved disbursement to settle GH₵4m debt owed KBTH – Health Minister

Health Minister Kwaku Agyemang-Manu says the Finance Minister has approved the disbursement of the GH₵4 million debt owed to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. He made...