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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

I Never Once Insulted Suweiba Family!  Asare-Donkoh So Totally Misses the Point

I Never Once Insulted Suweiba Family! Asare-Donkoh So Totally Misses the Point

I have read Frankie Asare- Donkoh’s misplaced reaction to my article titled “Baby Suweiba: Unseen, unheard and now missing” with some dismay. But given my positively provocative writing style, I am not too surprised. I live in constant fear that the superficial reader of the column is always at risk of totally missing the essence of the point being made. Read More

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