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A lecture given by Dr Naa at Webster University.   The Medical Director of the International Health Care Centre, Dr. Naa Ashiley Vanderpuye-Donton has stated that high dependency on external funding as well as non-adherence to counterpart funding contributions are some of the issues bedeviling the growth of Ghana’s public health sector. She stated that although Ghana had very robust policies on public health in theory, the slow...

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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA


Posted on Dec 18, 2018

Public health management can be challenging. There are many causes of illness and disease and increasingly, social, cultural, economic and political factors are being examined. Researchers and practitioners now pay more attention to non-medical causes and effects of illness. Ghana is considered a middle-income but ‘developing’ country (World Bank, 2017). The Ghana AIDS Commission (2014) estimates that there are over 220,000 Persons...

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WAAF Project Updates

WAAF Project Updates


Posted on Nov 27, 2018

STAR-Ghana funded ‘Not in our Name’ Project: Tackling Corruption in the Ghanaian Healthcare Sector In the period September – November 2018, the WASOHO consortium held engagement meetings across the 14 project implementation districts. Key stakeholders were engaged including: District Health Directors, Facility Administrators, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice, the National Commission for Civic Education,...

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  Non-medical factors have serious implications for diseases and impact people in many different ways. For those being served by public health programs, these new understandings need to be included in prevention and treatment for healthcare to be effective.   Non-Medical Factors & Challenges Faced in Ghana   It is helpful to discuss non-medical factors of HIV and AIDS. Current factors affecting HIV and AIDS in Ghana include the...

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For Ghanaian women, cervical cancer leads to more deaths than any other cancer. Incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer in Ghana remain one of the highest in the world, and they continue to rise every year. The World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that more than 2,000 Ghanaian women die annually from this disease. Cervical cancer is most often caused by a virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is spread through...

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IHCC 20th Anniversary Event


Posted on Oct 14, 2018

  Dr Naa’s Speech for 20th Anniversary Launch   Your excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies, gentlemen, all protocol observed- I will also like to take this opportunity to welcome you once again to the launch of the International Health Care Center’s 20th anniversary celebration. It is my honour on behalf of the entire staff of IHCC (past and present) to give this brief talk about our heath facility which I have given...

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