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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

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PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT IN GHANA

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 Living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Ghana. But this figure may be more because of difficulties accessing testing...

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WAAF Project Updates

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WAAF Project Updates

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, District Assemblies, the Department of Social Welfare, and representatives from the PWD and youth communities. The...

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Non-Medical Factors of HIV and AIDS in Ghana.

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Non-Medical Factors of HIV and AIDS in Ghana.

  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 social effects of stigma, as well as economic difficulties, especially for those in rural areas. These two are...

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WAAF’s contribution to Cervical Cancer Prevention in Ghana

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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 unprotected sexual contact. The virus infects cells of the cervix and can cause them to mutate and become...

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IHCC 20th Anniversary Event

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  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 the title:   The story of IHCC – Hardship but yet Hope.   In 1994 the death of a 7 year old boy, who...

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Health is a human right

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Health is a human right

Health is a human right. No one should have to choose between good health and other life necessities… On April 11, WAAF-IHCC, your community partner will be joining the Ministry of Health, Ghana to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). 2018 WHO Day theme: Un iversal Health Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere Dear friends, kindly join WAAF- IHCC to advocate for universal healthcare for all. You may contact us on 0501187994 Please follow and like...

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WAAF – IHCC participated in the 2017 Municipal Stakeholders Health Review Meeting

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WAAF – IHCC participated in the 2017 Municipal Stakeholders Health Review Meeting

WAAF – IHCC participated in the 2017 Municipal Stakeholders Health Review Meeting organized by the Ga East Health Directorate on 5th April, 2018. The meeting took place at the Presbyterian Women’s Centre at Abokobi in the Ga East Municipality of the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Health facilities within the Municipality that presented an overview of their activities in 2017 included IHCC, Ashongman Community Clinic, Otobea Memorial Hospital, Dome Community Hospital and Sam J Specialist Hospital. The 2017 report for IHCC was...

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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

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San Francisco and Oakland to host AIDS 2020

The world’s largest HIV conference returns 30 years later to where the AIDS epidemic first emerged in the US. The International AIDS Society (IAS) has announced that San Francisco, California, in partnership with nearby Oakland, will host the 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020). This is 30 years after the event was held there at the height of the epidemic in the United States. AIDS 2020 will take place on 6-10 July 2020 and is expected to bring together more than 15,000 participants from around the world. “San Francisco is an...

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Improved Access to LGBT Rights and Health Care

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Improved Access to LGBT Rights and Health Care

In September 2017 WAAF closed out the Improved Access to LGBT Rights and Health Care project, a joint project in partnership with Human Right Advocacy Center. WAAF objective of the project has been to reach out to LGBT community with free, professional and friendly health services. HIV testing and STI screening and treatment has been focus of services provided from DICs, outreach and through Mobile Clinic services. Mobile Clinic services improve the quality of service delivery. WAAF also saw this as an opportunity to provide the full cascade...

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USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum Project

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In September 2017 WAAF closed out the first phase (FY2017) of the USAID Strengthening the Care Continuum project. After 10 monthsof project implementation in New Juaben (ER) and Accra Metro (GAR) WAAF can proudly say we made an effort in the fight against the HIV epidemic within the MSM community of Ghana. A total of 1714MSM have been reached with education and prevention messages though the work of Peer Educators in the two districts. Out of these 1156 MSMhave received HIV testing services and STI by professional and friendly project nurses....

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