Prof. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem | Editor In-Chief
Prof. Juliet Nabyonga-Orem is a leading health systems expert with experience spanning over 2 decades. She has been instrumental in the transformation of health systems in many African countr...Read More
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams | Editor
Dr. Koku Awoonor-Williams is a health systems and policy analyst. He has almost 3 decades of experience in senior health management in Ghana including 16 years as District Medical Officer/Med...Read More
Prof. Oladele Akogun | Editor
Prof. Oladele Akogun has spent over 25 years on health system research, focusing on access to and utilization of intervention services. He holds a PhD in Public Health and a Postgraduate Dipl...Read More
Date of Publication: January 25, 2022
Within a space of 36 hours, Ghana recorded two major explosions leading to extensive damage to property, flattening of an entire community, injuries to several persons, and death to others. The explosion in the Apiate community was associated with a head-on collision between a truck conveying mining explosives and a motorcycle; - the explosion at Kaase was associated with illegal siphoning of fuel. This is not the first time Ghana has experienced such devastating occurrence, but it begs the question “what do we learn from past occurrences and where do we go from here”? In this blog, the author seeks to highlight key issues ...Likes: 5 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 313 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 105 Read More
Taking the bull by the horn: South Sudan’s ministry of health takes charge of health development in the country.
Date of Publication: August 18, 2021
1Juliet Nabyonga-Orem; 1Gilbert Buckle; 2Moses Ongom
South Sudan has faced internal conflict and fragility for more than a decade, but who says it will be a conflict setting for many more years to come? The South Sudan Government is poised to transition the country from a fragile situation to a developing one. The Leadership of the Ministry of Health (MoH) is already sending a clear message that conflict is over, it’s time to think development. The MoH organised a Leadership and Governance Conference from 16th – 20th August under the theme, “Strengthening governance and leadership c...Likes: 2 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 808 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 266 Read More
Date of Publication: August 16, 2021
COVID-19 threatens to reverse impressive progress made against the HIV/AIDS pandemic through impacting HIV/AIDS funding, restricting patients follow up due to lock downs, disruptions in service delivery due to overstretched health systems and shifting glob...Likes: 3 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 713 Comments: 1 Export to PDF 312 Read More
Date of Publication: May 30, 2021
In 2018, a new terminology emerged in the Ghanaian society labelled as “no bed syndrome” to describe the phenomenon of lack of beds in hospitals for new patients, particularly in the emergency department. The phenomenon seems to have been in existence for a while, albeit latent, until it was implicated in the death of a 70-year-old man; a sad event which occurred following several failed attempts to secure admission. Although the incident caused an uproar in the Ghanaian society, it seems little progress has been made towards its resolution and anecdotal evidence suggest that the situation is persisting. In this blog, the a...Likes: 4 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 1701 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 393 Read More
Cry no more: Universal access to cancer treatment is possible in a low-income country as we learn from the Uganda experience.
Date of Publication: April 22, 2021
Unaffordable, impoverishing, stressful…are the repeated phrases characterising the road to cancer treatment in low income countries (LICs). However, the government of Uganda, through the Uganda cancer institute has defied the odds as we explore in this blog.
The double burden of disease (communicable and non-communicable), with the associated high cost for prevention and treatment, and the need for sophisticated interventions and service delivery models, are resounding challenges to achieving universal health coverage(UHC) in LICs, Uganda inclusive. Closely related to this is the increasing ...Likes: 3 Dislikes: 0 Number of Reads: 872 Comments: 0 Export to PDF 369 Read More
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