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Agenda 111: Towering Proof That Ghana Is Completely Being Fixed



Agenda 111: Towering Proof That Ghana Is Completely Being Fixed

August 12, 2021, the venerable Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia in his usual unique evidence-based defence of the Government highlighted key issues that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia administration has done and continues to do in fixing the broken system inherited from the Mahama government. This action by H. E. Dr. Bawumia on International Youth Day was right on time and very necessary to reassure the Ghanaian youth, who very well appreciate the positive impact of Government policies, that everything possible is being done to make the future better.

For indeed, the several young boys and girls who had to drop from High school because of fees appreciate the relief that came through the successful implementation of the free SHS policy by this Government. The countless youth in teacher and nursing training colleges treasure how this Government has restored (fixed) their allowances which was “broken” by the NDC Government. And the innumerable youth who remained unemployed for several years due to a freeze on employment occasioned by the NDC Government’s poor economic management but finally got massive jobs in healthcare, education, security services fully recognize how their “pockets” had been fixed by the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government. The over 100, 000 youth enrolled in the NABCO program out of which 70,000 expect to be permanently employed in the coming months fully concur with Dr. Bawumia that this Government has fixed a lot of things that were broken and is on course in developing Ghana.

The massive investment by the Government aimed at improving lives is not limited to the human resource development of our youth. It targets every ordinary Ghanaian. These policies and projects are evenly distributed and have been of tremendous benefit to all Ghanaians.

A sector that deserves special mention in this piece is the healthcare industry. The Akufo-Addo/Bawumia Government inherited a healthcare system that had a completely broken down Emergency Medical Service (Ambulance unit). Through the ingenuity of the Government, this broken Emergency Medical Service was fixed with each constituency getting a unique Ambulance and well trained paramedics supervised by a central command. Likewise, the National Health insurance scheme which is the option for a majority of the populace was almost brought to its knees. Upon assumption of duty, the Government moved swiftly and fixed the scheme by clearing the backlog of unpaid claims to service providers.

With these massive achievements, it is understandable why the NDC is already seriously panicking about the Agenda 111 which will see the construction of hospitals in all districts that have none as well as regional hospitals for the newly created regions. The benefits associated with this massive agenda 111 project which include but not limited to easy access to medical service and employment cannot be fully enumerated. These facilities will fully augment the revitalized Emergency Medical Service and National Health Insurance Scheme to provide quality healthcare to the citizenry. And just as the sirens of the ambulances carrying patients remind us of the true value of the fixed Ambulance Service by the Government, the Agenda 111 hospitals will be towering proof that the Akufo-Addo/Bawumia is fixing the healthcare sector.

The deliberate efforts by some naysayers, largely NDC apparatchiks, to suppress or mask the great efforts done by this Government to fix what was broken and could not be fixed by Mahama’s administration will soon die off because their denial of the reality will be like someone trying hard to deny the existence of the sun that is high up on a sunny day with no clouds.

Congratulations to H. E. President Akufo-Addo and his Vice President the venerable Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for this great breakthrough.

Thank you

Written by:
Dr. Issah Imoro




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Open Defecation Is a Health Hazard – Lecturer



Open Defecation Is a Health Hazard – Lecture

Engineer Mrs. Asantewaa Tanor, a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering, Ho Technical University (HTU), Friday noted that open defecation was not only a health hazard, but also made women and girls vulnerable to attacks and assaults.

She therefore urged individuals, churches, organizations and communities to treat the provision of toilets as their topmost priority.

Madam Tanor who was speaking at a ceremony to mark World Toilet Day celebration at Adaklu Kodzobi in the Adaklu District, noted that provision of toilets in schools also helped keep girls in school during their menstruation.

The Day, which was organised by the Civil Engineering Department of HTU was on the theme “valuing toilets”.

The world toilet day was said to be the initiative of a certain Jack Sim from Singapore who founded the World Toilet Organization, an NGO in the year 2001.

The United Nations General Assembly in its 67th session on July 24, 2013 passed a resolution by which it designated November 19 every year as World Toilet Day.

One hundred and twenty-two member states adopted the resolution.

Madam Tanor said the Day was aimed to create and spread awareness about ideal sanitary practices that promote the health, hygiene and safety of all, especially women.

She hinted that about 3.6 billion people in the world were currently without safely managed sanitation and toilets.

She described the situation as worrying, adding “we must therefore not brush aside the issue of toilets and keep it in the dark.”

Madam Tanor urged those who had toilets in their homes, work places and communities to keep them clean and hygienic always.

Togbe Dzegblade IV, chief of the community, was grateful to the Department for selecting his community among the lot, to celebrate the Day.

He expressed the hope that the bond between the community and the University would be strengthened.
Togbe Dzegblade said the community had a 20-seater functional water closet toilet and urged the people to patronise and always kept

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GHS revises age of recipients of Pfizer vaccine to 15 years



GHS revises age of recipients of Pfizer vaccine to 15 year

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Service (GHS), says the Food and Drugs Authority has revised the age of recipients qualified to receive the Pfizer vaccine to 15 years.

He said the revision of the ages from 18 and above to 15 years would help adolescents to be vaccinated to reduce school outbreaks of COVID-19, especially for Senior High School students and reduce the transmission of the disease to adults at home.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye said this at the CHPS Database Dissemination Forum organised as part of efforts aimed at strengthening Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) implementation under its Technical Cooperation Project, ‘CHPS for Life Project’ to accelerate the achievement of Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

He said the country originally registered the ages of 18 and above as qualified recipients of the Pfizer vaccines, whereas the United States of America registered Pfizer for 12 years and above.

The Director-General said the adolescents were the most active group in the society and as expected, they would be moving about more during the upcoming festive season and since COVID-19 was about the movement it was important to get them vaccinated.

He said it would also help the country have proper herd immunity when they were added to the total population of those to be vaccinated.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye stated that they were engaging major stakeholders, including the Ghana Education Service on the modalities on how the vaccination of the adolescents would be carried out.

‘‘We have the consent issues like the adults’ but this is a risk for all of us and I believe that this something we can all get above and be able to vaccinate as many people to protect us all,’’ he said.

He said adolescents who were out of school and within the age group would also be vaccinated.

Dr Kuma-Aboagye said there were some Pfizer vaccines in the country and they were expecting more Pfizer from Covax and other places as well.



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GHS lauds Zipline for facilitating child Immunization in Ghana



GHS lauds Zipline for facilitating child Immunization in Ghana

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has commended Zipline Ghana Limited, a medical drone delivery company, for its industrial revolution in facilitating the immunization of dozens in the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal of the Western North Region and other parts of the country.

The GHS said the previous challenges that delayed the transport of medications, unavailability of storage systems for vaccines, and administrative bottlenecks would no longer pose a threat to healthcare delivery in the Municipality after Zipline’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) made delivery of several components of vaccines in record time.

The government of Ghana in April 2019, signed a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Zipline Ghana Limited for the transportation of medical supplies to hard-to-reach communities due to inaccessible roads.

The partnership has since expanded the tentacle of the Company to include distribution of Covid-19 samples for testing and child immunization vaccines delivery nationwide.

In an interaction with the media, Mr Clement Baffour, the Municipal Focal Person for Immunization for the Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal, said the involvement of Zipline in the supply chain process of the GHS represented a “game-changer” in the health delivery apparatus.

He added that since the involvement of Zipline, the challenges of delivering vaccines had become a thing of the past.

Mr Baffour expressed the gratitude of the beneficiary communities and called for more support for the company to help reduce the high mortality rate by facilitating emergency delivery of medication to patients.

“I think Zipline has brought a lot of relief to the communities and this directorate in the discharge of its work, for which reason they must be commended for their innovation. Previously, we had to travel to Takoradi to take delivery of vital medications for lack of storage facilities.

“But having witnessed the innovation of Zipline’s drones, it is safe to say that we are out of the woods.

“We will continue to share in the benefit of their work and pray for them to succeed”, Mr Baffour said.

Mr Oheneba Municipal Director of Health Service Opoku-Darko, for Bibiani-Anhwiaso-Bekwai Municipal, spoke fondly of how the company had substantially reduced the defaulter rate in the administration of child immunization vaccines in the municipality.

He said that before the intervention of Zipline, whenever the quantum of vaccines delivered for service provision got finished, there was no backup available and, therefore, most patients often missed the opportunity to take their vaccines at the required time.

“This is now a thing of the past. A parent cannot miss this immunization any longer on the basis of non-availability of the vaccines as Zipline is just a call or text away and they deliver just-in-time to make our work much easier”.

He commended government for the partnership with the company, which had ensured every citizen, irrespective of proximity, has equal access to healthcare delivery in the Country.


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