Richard “Rick” Slayman, the first person to undergo a kidney transplant from a genetically modified pig while still alive, passed away around two months after the groundbreaking surgery. The 62-year-old underwent the experimental procedure at Massachusetts General Hospital in March. Although the hospital emphasized that there was no clear indication linking the transplant to his […]


On Friday, March 22, 2024, the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA) disbursed an amount of one hundred and eighty million Ghana Cedis (GHS180 Million) to various healthcare providers across the country. These payments primarily cover claims that were submitted and vetted up to December 2023, aligning with the NHIA’s mandate as the payer of healthcare […]


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appointed Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, the Director of Health Promotion at the Ghana Health Service, as the next Chief Executive of the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA).   The appointment, in line with Section 14 (1) of the National Health Insurance Act, 2012 (Act 852), was communicated to the President […]


Dr. Richard Anthony, the Medical Director of Tema General Hospital, has expressed concern about the disturbing frequency of individuals being brought to the hospital already deceased.   Dr. Anthony revealed that in 2023, a total of 1,079 people, comprising 621 males and 458 females, were brought dead on arrival at Tema General Hospital. He emphasized […]


Dr. Ampomah Opoku Ware, the Chief Executive Officer of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, has urged parliament to accelerate the approval of a bill concerning organ transplantation. He emphasized the bill’s significance in saving the lives of numerous patients in need of vital organs. Dr. Opoku Ware highlighted the considerable demand for organ transplants, particularly among […]


The President of the Ghana Kidney Association (GKA), Professor Sampson Antwi, has issued a call to action for Ghanaians to embrace a healthy lifestyle in order to safeguard their kidney health.   This appeal, conveyed in a press release dated October 3, 2023, reflects Professor Antwi’s concerns regarding the challenges associated with dialysis in Ghana. […]


Fitch Solutions foresees a significant uptick in Ghana’s healthcare budget, with projections indicating an increase to $16.5 billion by 2024, compared to the recorded $15.2 billion in 2023. This anticipated budget expansion underscores Ghana’s strong commitment to fortifying its healthcare infrastructure. A recent report from Fitch Solutions highlights that the medical device market in Ghana […]


The public is strongly encouraged to adopt a consistent handwashing routine as a measure to address the rising cases of Acute Hemorrhagic Conjunctivitis, commonly known as Apollo. Over 50% of reported eye cases at the Police Hospital’s eye clinic are attributed to Apollo, and health authorities are warning of its rapid spread throughout all 16 […]


The upcoming date, July 11, 2023, marks a significant milestone: the twentieth anniversary of the Maputo Protocol on African Women’s Rights. This protocol recognized the protection of women’s rights as a crucial pillar for sustainable development and ensured fundamental rights for African women and girls, including education and healthcare. However, after two decades, women’s access […]


Preba Greenstreet, the Director for Legal and External Affairs at Vodafone Ghana, emphasized the crucial role of quality healthcare in national development. This statement was made during the donation of essential medical equipment to the Antenatal Care unit of the Manhyia District Hospital in Kumasi, Ghana. The donation, provided by the Vodafone Foundation in partnership […]

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