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UHAS starts medical school

UHAS starts medical school

The University of Health & Allied Sciences (UHAS) is starting its medical degree programme in the 2014 academic year. This was announced by Prof. Kofi Anyidoho, Chairman of Council, during the swearing in of the first fully constituted Council of the University by the Honorable Minister of Education, Prof. Naana Opoku-Agyeman in Ho this week. In a follow up interview, Read More

Catholic Health Service Adopts Procurement System - to address cost and quality

Catholic Health Service Adopts Procurement System – to address cost and quality

What would you do –if you were the National Health Insurance Authority (NHIA), spending a sizable chunk of your reimbursements on ever rising medicines’ costs in an era of scarce resources?   The National Catholic Health Service (NCHS) does have a story to share, having successfully reduced the rising cost of medicines procured for its hospitals and clinics by 25%. Read More

Tackling the threat of Ebola Virus Disease

Tackling the threat of Ebola Virus Disease

Over the past decade, various outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus disease have been recorded with three countries appearing to be at greatest risk – Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Sudan. Among these, the most fatal happened in 2011, 2005 and 2003, with 100%, 83% and 83% case fatality rates (CFR) respectively. Public health physicians rely on case fatality Read More

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