Nurses and doctors are now to apply for jobs themselves by applying and attending interviews before they will be placed or posted to health institutions
However, the Director General of the GHS,
The three-day meeting which brought together health directors and senior management staff in the health service across the country was to review the performances of the service at the regional levels.
Focus on existing gaps
According to Dr
“Let me emphasize that henceforth, with all financial clearance to the service, staff will go through
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The new form of placement and postings,
Making deprived communities attractive
To make the deprived attractive for health professionals to choose, the
However, he urged the regional coordinating councils, municipal, metropolitan and district chief executives to make accommodation and facilities available and attractive for health professionals to choose deprived communities for placements.
Touching on the achievement of the health service over the past year, Dr Nsiah indicated that Community-based Health Planning and Services (CHPS) compounds increased from 4600 in 2017 to 5,918 this year as part of the efforts to achieve universal access to health.
Also, he said there
Additionally, he said Ghana achieved a total fertility rate of 3.9 in 2017 compared to 6.4 in 1988 and more than three in 10 which represented 31 per cent of married women between ages of 15-49 used any method of family planning.
Dr Nsiah however, acknowledged the challenges in the sector including inadequate
Additionally, he said the declining donor funding support imposed a challenge to sustaining the gains made which called for effective domestic resource mobilisation, new initiatives and innovations and prudent use of resources.
He said the training is to enable the Physicians
The World Health Organisation (WHO) also presented laptops and desktop computers to GHS to be distributed to seven regions across the country.