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UDS Presents 2017 draft POW

A three-day meeting has been held for all Units, Departments and sub-BMCs of the Hospital to present their draft Programme of Work (POW) for the year 2017. This is in line with the Strategic Outcome Framework (SOF) instituted by Management of the Hospital.

Korle Bu Signs Agreement with UPMC

The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital has signed a residency exchange programme agreement with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) USA to train Residents from the Medical Center in the Hospital.

Korle Bu Inaugurates Trust Fund Board of Trustees

The Minister of Health, Mr. Alex Segbefia, has tasked the Teaching Hospitals to devise ways of mobilizing resources to complement government’s efforts in the operations of these hospitals.

As a lower-middle income country, resources that were hitherto provided by our development partners for the health sector have dried-up.

Accra Cancer Registry Inaugurated

“Dedicated efforts of stakeholders will ensure the success of a cancer registry. The registry, will assist the nation make practical interventions to curb the increasing cases of cancer,” the Director-General of the Ghana Health Service,. Ebenezer Appiah Denkyira has said.

He made the observation in a speech read on his behalf at the inauguration of the Advisory and Technical Committee of the Accra Cancer Registry.

NPA supports NRPSBC with GH¢1 Million

The National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre (NRPSBC) at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) has received GH¢1 million from the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) for the refurbishment of its facilities.

The amount will, among other things, be used to improve Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure, enhance sanitation facilities and also procure essential equipment to enhance health care delivery. The work, which also includes electrical wiring, replacement of ceilings and installation of air conditioners, is expected to be completed in three months.

When completed, the centre will become the leading ultra-modern hub of the treatment of burns and reconstructive plastic surgery in West Africa.

Korle Bu Employs New Nurses And Midwives

About 300 newly-employed nurses and midwives of the Hospital have been advised to give quality service to their patients no matter their health and financial status. Providing quality care will ensure that even if they lose their patient, the person would die with a smile.

Korle-Bu Hospital third best-performing MOH agency

Korle-Bu Hospital third best-performing MOH agency The Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH ) has emerged as the third best-performing agency in 2015, among the 22 agencies of the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Korle Bu Senior Leadership Undergoes Training In Organisational Transformation

Senior members of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital have undergone transformational leadership training to equip them with the skills to enhance the overall patient care. More than 200 Departmental\Unit heads, senior nurses, pharmacists, resident doctors and other key staff, participated in the three/day workshop under the theme Empowering Korle Bu Teaching Hospital leadership at all levels for organizational transformation.

Newborn Jaundice: a preventable cause of disability and death of babies

KAA is a four-year old boy who cannot sit on his own. He has a hearing problem as well as frequent convulsions. His parents expected that at his age he should be in school and are very frustrated as a result. His parents are on the verge of divorce because of KAA's current condition.

The Caesarean Section:To have or not to have?

Agyeeeeiiiii, Agyeeeiiiii, eeeeeeei eeeeeeiii eeeeeeiii, mmmmmmmmmmmhhh, mmmmmmh!
Then silence, after about 10 mins the pain recurred.

These were the cries from Maame Shikpenkpe on the eve of the 6th March 2014. She had been in labour for over a day. When she was 36 weeks pregnant (almost 9 months), her midwife and doctor had suggested that she has a planned caesarean section…