In the last 2 decades, more than 30 countries moved from low-income to middle-income status, a billion people were lifted out of poverty, and there were major reductions in maternal and child mortality globally. Despite this progress, middle-income countries, where over 70…

Are you a physician in Ghana, Tanzania, Rwanda, Kenya, Zambia or Malawi? From your computer or tablet, you can complete the first Medical Certification for Cause of Death (MCCOD) course designed specifically for the African region.

About once every 2 weeks in 2015, someone died at the Lapaz intersection of the N1 highway in Accra, Ghana.  

Shrinking malaria’s toll is a great health success of our time—but it still kills 430,000 people annually, 70% of them under 5. The RTS,S vaccine is taking a stab at shrinking those numbers—set to be piloted on hundreds of thousands of children in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi…

 

Swirling rumors and secrecy helped churn controversy over 2 Ebola vaccine trials in Ghana, a new BMC Public Health study reveals.  

More than 90% of health care workers at 2 facilities in Ghana were not adequately trained to handle suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) cases when researchers interviewed them in late 2015, says a new BioMed Central study.  

Meet Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana. Since 1923, Korle Bu has provided specialist care—including radiotherapy, reconstructive plastic surgery and cardiothoracic medicine—collaborated with international institutions and sent staff to underserved Ghanaian towns…

Ghanaians with mental illness often are sent to prayer camps to heal because their families cannot afford clinical care. The camps have stayed open and unregulated despite years of criticism for their inhumane methods, such as restraining and caging patients.   Ghana’s…

A team in a Ghana hospital that focused on treating pregnant women with sickle cell disease reduced death rates by nearly 90%.   Women with sickle cell disease at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra were 12 times as likely to die in childbirth as women who didn’t have the…