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Ghana Health Service sacks DR. Gandua

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Dr.Barnabas Gandau The Ghana Health Service (GHS) through its Director General, Dr.Anthony Nsiah-Asare has finally implemented some investigation reports that recommended the dismissal of Dr.Barnabas Gandau, Medical Read More.. . The post Ghana
'Dr.Barnabas Gandau The Ghana Health Service (GHS) through its Director General, Dr.Anthony Nsiah-Asare has finally implemented some investigation reports that recommended the dismissal of Dr.Barnabas Gandau, Medical Director of the Upper West Regional Hospital.Dr.Gandua’s dismissal was over an alledged misapplication and misappropriation of funds.Dr.Gandau has up to August 19, 2019 to hand over and leave the Upper West Regional Hospital.The dismissed Medical Director assumed office at the Regional Hospital in 2016 on secondment from the University for Development studies (UDS) and in just a year, thus, 2016-2017, an Internal Audit Report covering this period, exposed an infraction in the financial management of the hospital, leading to misappropriation and misapplication of fund under his watch.Dr.Gandau, an experienced Gynaecologist with both local and international working experience, has been hailed for his practice as a health worker, unfortunately many of his staff at the Regional Hospital fear him and think, he is not a good manager and very difficult to approach.A letter dated July 9, 2019 and sighted by the Daily Guide said Dr.Gandau is no longer with the Regional Hospital and has therefore been released back to the University for Development Studies.According to the letter, investigations by the Audit Unit of the hospital found some infractions in the Public Financial Management Act and Service Procedures which led to misappropriation  and misapplication of funds belong to the hospital, under the watch of Dr.Gandau.The Internal Audit Report recommended that the Dr.Gandau be made to refunds an amount of GHc25,000.00 granted him on March 24, 2019 which has still not been paid back. “Again if the amount of GHc153,096.00 being excess of deprived incentive allowances paid, could not be retrieved from the beneficiaries, you and the Head of finance shall be held liable for your role played in the excess payment, “the letter said.FROM: Ebo Bruce-Quansah . The post Ghana Health Service sacks DR.Gandua appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

Rostec to display infant saving appliances at Arab Health 2019

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28 January 2019 – Russian solutions for reducing premature infant mortality rates will be presented at Arab Health 2019, a major international medical / healthcare show scheduled for 28-31 January in Dubai.
'28 January 2019 – Russian solutions for reducing premature infant mortality rates will be presented at Arab Health 2019, a major international medical / healthcare show scheduled for 28-31 January in Dubai.Russian holding company Shvabe, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of neonatal equipment and a Rostec Corporation company, will present intensive care incubator IDN-03 for nursing fragile babies from 500 grams upwards and compatible neonatal infrared heater Radiant Heat – BONO at Arab Health 2019.Foreign doctors will be shown photo-therapy and anaesthetic breathing equipment for babies and multi-functional inhalation anaesthesia device MAIA-01.It is currently the only Russian-developed device to combine such functions as artificial lung ventilation, anaesthesia and breathing gas integrated monitoring. “At this show we will be presenting a line of medical products that are operated successfully at hundreds of Russian medical institutions and are in great demand outside Russia.This event will help set the groundwork for long-term emerging partnerships and grow the holding company’s presence in the Middle East,” said Ivan Ozhgikhin, Shvabe’s Deputy General Director.Shvabe’s Russian solutions to be presented at Arab Health 2019 to the leading doctors from over 150 countries are commercially manufactured by one the holding company’s flagship enterprises, E.Yalamov Ural Optical and Mechanical Plant (UOMP ). Deliveries of UOMP-manufactured medical equipment in 2018 included such countries such as Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Hungary, Ireland, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. “For years, Shvabe’s medical equipment has been helping reduce infant mortality in Russia and beyond.More than 10 percent of our medical equipment exports is to the Middle East.We believe there are currently good prospects for growing Russian exports, given UAE’s plans to stabilise high survival rates in prematurely born infants,” said Victor Kladov, Rostec’s Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy.Working under its strategy Rostec continues to implement a large-scale programme for its E-Cluster.Rostec’s key strategic objectives include growing its revenues by an average of 17% in rouble terms by 2025, raising the share of civil-purpose products in its revenues to 50%, enhancing operational efficiency and expanding onto global markets.Rostec Corporation is a Russian corporation that was established in 2007 to facilitate the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civilian and military applications.The Corporation comprises over 700 organisations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in the civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organisations.Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Concern Kalashnikov, Russian Helicopters, UralVagonZavod, etc.Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to the markets of more than 100 countries.In 2017 the consolidated revenue of Rostec reached 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles respectively.In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46,800 rubles.According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets.Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalisation of the Russian economy.   . The post Rostec to display infant saving appliances at Arab Health 2019 appeared first on defenceWeb .'

WHO Declares DRC Ebola Public Health Emergency

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'The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, (PHEIC). WHO Director-General, Dr.Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the declaration said “it is time for the world to take notice and redouble our efforts.We need to work together in solidarity with the DRC to end this outbreak and build a better health system.” The declaration followed a meeting of the International Health Regulations Emergency Committee for EVD in the DRC.The Committee cited recent developments in the outbreak in making its recommendation, including the first confirmed case in Goma, a city of almost two million people on the border with Rwanda, and the gateway to the rest of DRC and the world.This was the fourth meeting of the Emergency Committee since the outbreak was declared on 1st August, 2018.The Committee expressed disappointment about delays in funding which have constrained the response.They also reinforced the need to protect livelihoods of the people most affected by the outbreak by keeping transport routes and borders open to avoid the punitive economic consequences of travel and trade restrictions on affected communities. “It is important that the world follows these recommendations.It is also crucial that states do not use the PHEIC as an excuse to impose trade or travel restrictions, which would have a negative impact on the response and on the lives and livelihoods of people in the region,” said Professor Robert Steffen, chair of the Emergency Committee.Since it was declared almost a year ago, the outbreak has been classified as a level 3 emergency – the most serious – by WHO, triggering the highest level of mobilization from WHO.The UN has also recognized the seriousness of the emergency by activating the Humanitarian System-wide Scale-Up to support the Ebola response.By Jamila Akweley Okertchiri . The post WHO Declares DRC Ebola Public Health Emergency appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

WHO declares global health emergency due to DRC Ebola outbreak

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Less than a month after declaring the DRC Ebola outbreak was not a global health emergency the World Health Organization has changed its mind.
'The World Health Organization (WHO) has done an abrupt about-turn on its position towards the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) by declaring a global health emergency. Ebola outbreak in the DRC The WHO has declared the Ebola outbreak as a public health emergency of international concern less than a month after it said the opposite . The rarely-used global declaration is a clear indication that the situation is getting worse very quickly as it has only been used four times in the organisation’s history. “It is time for the world to take notice,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a statement. The global warning has been issued previously for the swine flu outbreak in 2009, the return of the poliovirus in 2014, the ebola outbreak in between 2014 and 2016, and the spread of the Zika virus in 2016. Goma is the critical point Ghebreyesus was acting on advice from an advisory board that warned the Ebola outbreak in the DRC could soon spread to the North Kivu provincial capital city of Goma, which would, in turn, increase the risk of it spreading around the world. Goma is a port city that links Bukavu and the South Kivu province. It also has an airport with flights to the capital Kinshasa, Uganda’s Entebbe, and the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa. This is a particularly violent strain of Ebola and more than 1600 of the 2500 reported cases have resulted in death. While great strides have been made in the region with more than 160 000 people vaccinated, problems with domestic unrest and a lack of trust in foreign aid workers by the locals have allowed the Ebola outbreak to continue to spread. The Ebola virus The Ebola virus is highly contagious and has an average fatality rate of around 50%. It is transmitted to humans from wild animals and spreads among people through close contact with the blood, body fluids, secretions or organs of an infected person. The Ebola Virus is a viral hemorrhagic fever in humans and other primates that is characterised by fever symptoms as well as bleeding disorders. It spreads through direct contact with infected bodily fluids, such as blood, saliva, or mucus. It can also be contracted by coming into contact with items that were recently contaminated and not properly cleaned.'

WHO sounds Ebola alarm as risks intensify

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The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.
'The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.'

Ebola workers killed in eastern DR Congo

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Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults hampering efforts to stop the spread of the virus.Local mistrust of health officials and militia
'Unidentified attackers killed two Ebola health workers in eastern Congo over the weekend, the health ministry said, the latest in a string of assaults hampering efforts to stop the spread of the virus.Local mistrust of health officials and militia violence in Congo’s restive east has seen new cases surge.Nearly 2,500 people have been infected and more than 1,600 killed in the second biggest outbreak on record.Dozens of responders have been injured or killed in attacks this year.The people killed were community workers near Mukulia in North Kivu province and had received threats since December.One was previously attacked, the ministry said in a statement.The first case of Ebola in the eastern Congo city Goma was confirmed on Sunday, raising concerns the virus could spread quicker in a densely populated area close to the Rwandan border.Goma, a lakeside city of a million, is more than 350 kilometres south of where the outbreak was first detected a year ago.The patient was a priest who became infected during a visit to Butembo, north of Goma, where he interacted with Ebola patients, Congo’s health ministry said in a statement.He developed symptoms last week before taking a bus to Goma on Friday.When he arrived in Goma on Sunday he went to a clinic where he tested positive for Ebola and was taken back to a Butembo clinic on Monday. “Due to the speed with which the patient was identified and isolated, as well as identification of all bus passengers from Butembo, the risk of Ebola spreading to the rest of Goma remains low,” the ministry said.Goma has been preparing for the arrival of Ebola for a year setting up hand-washing stations and making sure moto-taxi drivers do not share helmets.Ebola causes diarrhoea, vomiting and haemorrhagic fever and can spread through bodily fluids.An epidemic between 2013 and 2016 killed more than 11,300 people in West Africa.   . The post Ebola workers killed in eastern DR Congo appeared first on defenceWeb .'

PDS Urge Calm Over Dumsor Rumors

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Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited, have urged the general public to exercise caution in responding to rumors of challenges in the power sector.
'Power Distribution Services (PDS) Ghana Limited, have urged the general public to exercise caution in responding to rumors of challenges in the power sector.PDS particularly warned against news about the possible return of erratic power supply known in the local parlance as ‘dumsor.’ The call was made in a joint statement signed by Managing Director of ECG, Ign.Samuel Boakye-Appiah, and Chief Executive Officer of PDS, William Hutton-Mensah.In the statement, they assured that any electricity supply challenge of significance would be brought to the attention of the general public and its attendant mitigating arrangements would also be properly spelt out.Recently, it would be recalled that the Chamber of Independent Power Producers and Bulk Consumers [CIPDIB] hinted Ghanaian power consumers of a possible power outages in the next few days (within a 7-8 working days period), if the Power Distribution Services (PDS) failed to pay its huge financial debt to the Independent Power Producers (IPPs). A statement issued and signed by the Chief Executive Officer of CIPDIB, Elikplim Kwabla Apetorgbor, had urged the government through the Ministry of Energy to compel PDS to expressly pay all accumulated invoices to the IPPs within the seven days.The statement further urged the government to not only make PDS pay its debts to the IPPs; but also be made to pay interest on all overdue invoices which the IPPs could have profitably utilized.It also called on Millennium Development Authority (MiDA) to compel PDS to adhere to best business practices and respect the terms of the PPAs and ensure the nation derive the optimum benefit from the concession.But in the statement dated July 12, 2019, managements of ECG and PDS said they were maintaining very good working relations with the IPPs during the transition period, noting that they are working through various challenges which are not uncommon in such transitional arrangements.BY Melvin Tarlue . The post PDS Urge Calm Over Dumsor Rumors appeared first on DailyGuide Network .'

Democratic Alliance calls NHI Bill a “disastrous piece of legislation”

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The DA's Siviwe Gwarube claims the NHI Bill was written without consultation with provincial health departments or the National Health Council.
'Health spokesperson for the Democratic Alliance (DA) Siviwe Gwarube told parliament that the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill is a work of fantasy rather than a plan to rescue South Africa’s struggling healthcare system. No consultation Following Health Minister Zweli Mkize’s presentation on the NHI Bill, which was approved by cabinet earlier in the week, Gwarube claimed the legislation was written without consulting provincial health departments or the National Health Council. “The DA is aware that neither the previous Health Minister nor the current one, Dr. Zweli Mkhize, have engaged the provinces about this Bill,” she wrote in a press release. “The matter has not been discussed at the National Health Council and provincial departments have not been engaged about the additional responsibilities that the implementation of the NHI in its current form will require from them.” As a result of this, she believes the facts and figures mentioned in the NHI Bill are complete fiction. “What we know is that the previous minister, Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi admitted that the R259 billion price tag for NHI was a guesstimate . We are also aware that the majority of NHI pilot projects have been a spectacular failure,” she said. Disasterous legislation While she agreed that South Africa desperately needed a universal healthcare system, she strongly questioned the wisdom of rushing through a bad piece of legislation. “Undeniably, South Africa needs universal healthcare,” she said. However, the road to this quality healthcare for all does not have to be paved with a disastrous piece of legislation that will destroy the economy and the health system. “The DA has a health plan that would see us implement Universal Health Care within the next five years at the current budget envelope.” NHI Bill The NHI Bill seeks to form a single state-owned and run medical healthcare fund that would cover the entire population, effectively instantly remove the need for private medical funds. The government would pay for all the healthcare needs of the population in exchange for yet another levy, like the road accident fund or the unemployment insurance fund.'