Amgen And Direct Relief Partner To Aid Cancer Patients In 18 Developing Countries
Amgen Donates $93 Million Worth of Cancer Medicines THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Dec. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) and Direct Relief today announced a joint initiative in which Direct Relief will distribute $93 million worth of Amgen donated cancer treatments and supportive care medicines. This donation will provide cancer patients in 18 developing countries access to Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (filgrastim) and Vectibix® (panitumumab). Patients will access the donated medicines through Direct Relief-partner hospitals and clinics in the following countries: Ar...
Source: Amgen News Release - December 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Ghana: Let's Hasten Universal Health Coverage
[Ghanaian Times] IT is said that the wealth of the nation depends upon the health of its people; or the health of its people determines the wealth of the nation. It is only when people are healthy that they can work and create wealth for themselves and for the country as a whole. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Primary Health Care Data Is Key to Attaining Universal Health Coverage
By Allyson English, Senior program associate, Results for Development ; Laurel Hatt, Program director, Results for DevelopmentDecember 12, 2018A new report reveals how better information leads to better care.Read the full report:  Measuring What Matters: Case Studies on Data Innovations for Strengthening Primary Health Care  The idea that primary health care is the foundation of strong, equitable health systems is not new. In October, health funders, policymakers, and practitioners came together in  Astana, Kazakhstan,  to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1978 Alma-Ata Declaration and reaf...
Source: IntraHealth International - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Tags: Expanding the Informed Push Model for Family Planning in Senegal (Yeksi Naa) Digital Health Measurement & Analytics advocacy Universal Health Coverage Day Primary Health Care Source Type: news

Africa: Medical Drones - Ghana to Follow Rwanda's Example
[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana's parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Veep, 2nd Lady Fetes Cured Lepers
[Ghanaian Times] Dr Bawumia interacting with some members of the Cured Lepers at the event. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Vice President Bawumia's Treatment of Lepers Makes Me a Happy Man - - Father Campbell
[Ghana Govt.] The Head of the Weija Leprosarium, Rev Fr. Andrew Campbell, has showered praise on the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, for his well-publicized efforts at fighting the stigma attached to cured lepers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Veep Bawumia's Treatment of Lepers Has Made Me the Happiest Man - Father Campbell
[Ghana Presidency] The head of the Weija Leprosarium and arguably the face of efforts to provide care to persons afflicted by leprosy, Rev Fr Andrew Campbell, has showered praise on the Vice President of the Republic, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his well-publicised efforts at fighting the stigma faced by cured lepers. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: Despite National Health Insurance Scheme, Ghana Can Do Better
[Alliance for Reproductive Health Rights] Over the festive season, our thoughts naturally turn to our families, and our plans for the New Year ahead. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Afriyie Fitness Centre Honoured By Tema Police
[Ghanaian Times] Sports, health and fitness organisation, Afriyie Fitness Centre (AFC) has been presented with a citation by the Ghana Police Service for supporting the service's health walk held recently to mark the Police Week celebrations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sororicides in Ghana: a study of homicidal aggression against sisters - Adinkrah M, Jenkins E.
Sororicide has received scarce attention in the homicide literature. This is particularly the case for sororicide incidents occurring in the nonindustrialized, non-Western world. To help address this gap in the literature and extend the study of sororicide... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

The challenge of reducing the incidence of building collapse in Ghana: analyzing the perspectives of building inspectors in Kumasi - Asante LA, Sasu A.
This study analyzes the supervisory role and challenges of building inspectors in Kumasi to assess Ghana's pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Incident investigators' perspectives of incident investigations conducted in the Ghanaian mining industry - Stemn E, Hassall ME, Cliff D, Bofinger C.
Incident investigation has been regarded as one of the means of improving safety performance. Limited published research exists that focuses on the context of practical investigation and the perspectives of investigators in the field. This research address... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Montana State-led project to prevent bat-borne diseases wins $10 million grant
(Montana State University) In an effort to prevent some of the world's most lethal diseases, an international research team spanning five continents and led by Montana State University will study bats in Australia, Bangladesh, Madagascar and Ghana. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Scale Up HIV Testing - UNAIDS
[Ghanaian Times] The World AIDS Day was marked on Saturday to remember the over 35 million people who have lost their lives to AIDS-related illnesses and intensify the campaign to save people from dying of a treatable disease. (Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs)
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - December 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Ghana: FDA Inaugurates Lab in Tema
[Ghanaian Times] Tema -The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has inaugurated a mini laboratory here to test the quality and safety of imported chicken, drugs and beverages before being allowed onto the market. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Rotarix preferred for rotavirus vax in Bangladesh, Ghana, Malawi
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - December 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ghana: Double Track System Is Indication of Population Crisis - PPAG
[Ghanaian Times] The Executive Director of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG), Abena Adubea Amoah Acheampong has described the double track system under the Free SHS policy as a population crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - November 30, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Ghana: Invest in Training of Nurses, Midwives - Who
[Ghanaian Times] The World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative to Ghana, Dr Owen Law Kaluwa, has appealed to the government to invest in the training of nurses and midwives to achieve the targets set in the Sustainable Development Goal 3. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Pregnant Women Urged to Test for HIV
[Ghanaian Times] The Director, Policy and Planning of Ghana AIDs Commission (GAC), Mr Cosmos Ohene-Adjei, has urged all pregnant women to test for Human Immune Virus (HIV) before they give birth to their babies. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana's Newspapers Do a Fairly Good Job Reporting Mental Health Issues
[The Conversation Africa] If you want to know how a country views mental illness, take a look at the way its media reports on the issue. That is the view of some scholars who argue that newspapers, television and radio influence negative ideas about mental health. Others suggest it's the other way around: the media merely reflects what society already believes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Bride price, cultural and gender identity, and husband-to-wife abuse in Ghana - Adjei SB, Mpiani A.
Although much anecdotal evidence about the legendary practice of bride price exists in Ghana, there is a paucity of empirical studies that explore the psychological impact of the practice on the people who pay and those for whom bride price is paid. This p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Emerging grassroots resilience and flood responses in informal settlements in Accra, Ghana - Amoako C.
In the last five decades, many informal communities in Accra, Ghana have suffered from annual flood hazards. Residents of these communities appear to have successfully resisted evictions by city authorities; survived flood hazards and poor environmental he... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Urban planning and politics in Ghana - Cobbinah PB, Darkwah RM.
Through an analysis of Ghana's political and administrative structure, which established the basis of urban planning practice, this paper shows how urban planning has failed to create liveable and functional cities in Ghana. This paper uses semi-structured... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Juggling through Ghanaian urbanisation: flood hazard mapping of Kumasi - Korah PI, Cobbinah PB.
More recently, driven by rapid and unguided urbanisation and climate change, Ghanaian cities are increasingly becoming hotspots for severe flood-related events. This paper reviews urbanisation dynamics in Ghanaian cities, and maps flood hazard zones and ac... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Ghana: BD to Promote Quality Healthcare
[Ghanaian Times] Medical technology company, BD, says it is poised to invest in the country's healthcare to promote quality healthcare delivery in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 27, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Govt Urged to Intensify Campaign Against Malaria
[Ghanaian Times] Sunyani -Government has been urged to intensify its efforts at controlling malaria, particularly in the rural and farming communities in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Good Shepherd Assemblies of God Donates to GA West Hospital, Orphanage
[Ghanaian Times] The Good Shepherd Assemblies of God Church in Accra has donated items worth GH Ȼ7,000 to the Ga West Municipal Hospital and orphans at the Joy Hill School at Amasaman. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 23, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: 'Call to Action On Antimicrobial Resistance' Confab Held in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] A two-day stakeholders conference on 'Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR)', took place in Accra, to address the most critical gaps in tackling the development and spread of drug-resistant infections. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Predictors of alcohol consumption among in-school adolescents in the Central Region of Ghana: a baseline information for developing cognitive-behavioural interventions - Hormenu T, Hagan Jnr JE, Schack T.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite a recent shift in school going adolescents' engagement in health compromising behaviours and their related socio-economic implications on developing societies, it is surprising that baseline information for planned intervent... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Occupants' seatbelt use are related to vehicle type and usage on a Ghanaian university campus - Ojo TK, Agyemang W.
Seat belt use does not only save lives but prevents the severity of injuries in road traffic crashes (RTCs). Vehicle type and usage have been found to influence the use of seat belt in cities like Kumasi, the host of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Suicidal ideations and coping strategies of mothers living with physical disabilities: a qualitative exploratory study in Ghana - Acheampong AK, Aziato L.
BACKGROUND: Suicide is higher among adults with disabilities compared to their counterparts without disabilities and suicide is mostly preceded with suicidal ideations. For each successful suicide, there could be many ideations and attempts. Limited scient... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Health Service Staff to Get Second Insurance 2019
[Ghana Govt.] The Implementation of a second insurance scheme aside the National Health Insurance Scheme for staff of the Ghana Health Service, (GHS) will start next year, the Director General, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Our Health Systems Aren ’t Ready for the Rising Demand for Mental Health Services
November 19, 2018Need is growing by the hour.The stomachache started soon after she gave birth to her last child, and it didn ’t stop for years. When she finally made her way to a hospital, the doctors performed a hysterectomy—but it didn’t go well. A day later, she realized she was leaking urine.“I told them something wasn’t right,” the woman tells us. “But they told me everything was fine and that I needed to go home.”The woman says all this in a monotone as we sit under a tree outside the hospital.The surgery had caused an obstetric fistula, which persisted over the next f...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ghana: Business Ministry Holds Health Walk
[Ghanaian Times] THE Ministry of Business Development over the weekend embarked on a two-hour health walk in Accra as part of the week-long celebration of the International Women Entrepreneurship Day. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Don't Share Prescribed Antibiotics - PSGH
[Ghanaian Times] The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has asked Ghanaians to desist from sharing prescribed antibiotics with one another to help minimise antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Osagyefo Leadership School Embarks On Health Walk, Cleanup Exercise
[Ghanaian Times] Osagyefo Leadership International School (OLIS) at Labone in Accra, as part of activities to mark the upcoming 10th anniversary in December this year has organised a health walk and cleanup exercise to promote physical fitness and well-being of pupils, staff and management. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: First Lady Inaugurates CHPS Compound for Seduase C'nity 6
[Ghanaian Times] The First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Thursday, inaugurated a Community-Based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compound, fully furnished by the Rebecca Foundation for the people of Seduase in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality (KKMA) of the Greater Accra Region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Training Programme for Caregivers Held
[Ghanaian Times] A three-day social workers and caregivers training programme aimed at equipping participants with trauma-informed care and supplemental resources, to aid them in dealing with juveniles who have been traumatised, has ended at the Osu Children's Home in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Aussie Tennis Star Seeking Mental Health
[Ghanaian Times] Temperamental Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios says he is talking to psychologists and "trying to get on top" of his mental health after another roller-coaster season where he was criticised for his on-court antics. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Annual Symposium On Plant Medicine Held in Accra
[Ghanaian Times] The annual symposium of the Centre for Plant Medicine Research (CPMR) was held in Accra yesterday, with a call on the government to initiate policies to prevent the depletion of the country's forest resource. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana: Nurses and Midwifery Council Board Inaugurated
[Ghanaian Times] An 11-member governing board of the Nurses and Midwifery Council (N&MC) has inaugurated in Accra. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 7, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Differences in alcohol consumption and drinking patterns in Ghanaians in Europe and Africa: the RODAM Study - Addo J, Cook S, Galbete C, Agyemang C, Klipstein-Grobusch K, Nicolaou M, Danquah I, Schulze MB, Brathwaite R, Mockenhaupt FP, Beune E, Meeks K, De-Graft Aikins A, Bahendaka S, Owusu-Dabo E, Smeeth L.
BACKGROUND: Little is known about alcohol consumption among Africans living in rural and urban Africa compared to African migrants in Europe. We compared the patterns of alcohol consumption in a group of Ghanaians living in different locations in Ghana and... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Prevalence rate of helmet use among motorcycle riders in Kumasi, Ghana - Nimako Aidoo E, Bawa S, Amoako-Yirenkyi C.
This study investigated the prevalence rate and identified the associated factors influencing helmet use in Kumasi, Ghana. METHODS: The data used in this study were collected from motorcycle riders in the Kumasi metropolis through quest... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Ghana:ECG Launches Safety Health and Environment Week Celebration
[Ghanaian Times] Ho -Mr Boakye-Appiah unveiling a plaque to launch the celebration. With him are Togbe Kotoku, Chief of Kpenoe and other official of the ECG (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Shisha Fatal to Health - Mental Health Authority Warns
[Ghanaian Times] The Mental Health Authority (MHA), has cautioned the public against the use of shisha (a water pump tobacco), saying one puff of the substance is equal to 10 sticks of cigarettes, which is extremely fatal to health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:NHIs Cards to Be Renewed Electronically
[Ghanaian Times] Ghanaians will be able to renew their National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) cards on their mobile phones following an electronic renewal system to be launched in December, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the scheme, Dr Samuel Annor, has announced. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Delta Supports Breast Cancer Walk in Tamale
[Ghanaian Times] A record 50,000 health conscious participants took to the principal streets of Tamale for the 2018 version of the acclaimed "BCI Ghana walk for the cure" annual event, designed to increase breast cancer awareness, while celebrating survivorship. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Ghana:Water in Ghana From Pipe to Packet - Is There a Hidden Cost to This Low-Cost Solution?
[Bhekisisa] In a country where pipes can stop short of reaching home, cheap sachets of water sold on the street could be an unlikely solution, but at what cost? (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

IntraHealth Welcomes Dai Hozumi to Executive Team
November 01, 2018Dai Hozumi has joinedIntraHealth International ’s executive team as chief technical officer and leader of IntraHealth ’s Center for Technical Excellence.In this new role, Hozumi will provide visionary leadership to shape, guide, and implement IntraHealth's technical agenda. He will also focus on driving new business and ensuring the quality of our technical products and services as IntraHealth forges new paths within a rapidly evolving global health and development landscape.Hozumi has over 20 years of experience in strategy development and execution, including extensive experience managing com...
Source: IntraHealth International - November 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ghana:UG Students Benefit From Free Medical Screening
[Ghanaian Times] The Confucius Institute has on Friday, conducted free medical screening for students of the University of Ghana, Legon. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 31, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news