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Accredited Online CPD Training For All Health Professionals In Ghana

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An Online COVID-19 training course is being organized for all health workers in Ghana.

The course is entirely free and created for Registered Health
Professionals. Participants will be given a Free instant and verifiable
certificate and earn CPD points already determined by their Council. The CPD
points will be automatically submitted to their Councils on their behalf after
taking the course.

The online course is hosted by Continuous Education Services
(CES), Ghana’s leading provider of online CPDs.

CPD is an abbreviation for Continuing Professional
Development (more commonly used) or Continuous Professional Development (used
to a lesser extent). This refers to the general description given to all the
things a professional does during and throughout their career to ensure he/she
remains relevant and invaluable to the public or the people being served and
remains up to date with current developments in his/her area of practice.

In certain professional circles, it’s simply known as
Professional Development or sometimes just Continuing Education (CE). In the
health and medical circles, in particular, it’s commonly referred to as
Continuing Medical Education (CME).

It is common to find groups of health professionals gather at one physical location in their effort to acquire the understanding that bridges certain specific knowledge and/or skills gaps.

This has always been riddled with several shortcomings including Participants not having access to CPD courses that are relevant to them, CPD’s not being available at convenient times for them to participate in, Tiresome, and frustrating travel times.

Unnecessarily long face-to-face CPD sessions/events, Certificates
not given on the spot, unreasonably high cost of CPD programs/events/courses, Participants
live abroad or out of the geographic area of CPD events and Many other related
challenges continues to hinder easy access to CPDs.

For these and many other reasons which are obvious to anyone
who has ever patronized a face-to-face CPD event, CES began organizing these
courses online from 2018. The work of CES has become even more relevant in this
Pandemic times.

CES has been able to help thousands of health professionals to access lots of such courses for free especially courses related to COVID-19. One of such premium courses is currently being hosted, which is accredited by the Medical and Dental Council, Pharmacy Council, Allied Health Professions Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council.

To participate in the course, health workers can visit this
link (CLICK HERE) to review it and take a short survey. Upon completing the
survey, they will receive a single-use voucher code which they will use to
access the FREE CPD on the CES online learning platform.

All health professionals are encouraged to participate in this
particular survey in order to contribute to the gathering of information that
will lead to the design of effective and representative policies etc., toward
the fight against COVID-19.

Ghana continues to make headway on COVID-19, with over 40,000
recoveries and 231 deaths out of 42,063 confirmed cases. Courses like this are
organized by health and research organizations to help workers better identify
and deal with cases of the pandemic.

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Camidoh Partners Sonotech To Begin Free Breast Cancer Screening Exercise [SEE PHOTOS]

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In recognition of the hazardous state late detection of Breast Cancer put women through, Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center on tuesday began its free breast cancer screening exercise, an event which have so far witnessed ladies, including winner and other beauty pageants of the just ended TV3 Ghana Most Beautiful show.

Led by the project ambassador, Camidoh, the exercise is to aid the health institution leverage on established programmes and convening platforms to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide. It will also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

The exercise is currently going on at the various branches of the hospital, Osu and Tema

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Camidoh Announced Project Ambassador Of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center, have, on Thursday during the launch of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, unveiled Afro-pop musician Camidoh as the official ambassador who will serve as a gate-keeper to bring-in knowledge, and also strive to help build, sustain the capabilities and knowledge of the project which comes paired with other month-long activities to intensify the awareness of the disease.

The GB Recz signed artiste will lend his voice and use his platform to aid the health institution leverage on established programmes and convening platforms to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide. He will also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Speaking in an interview with a team of media men, Medical Director at the Medical And Diagnostic Center, Dr. Grace Buckman said, over the past fours years, the health institution have been embarking on the breast cancer awareness campaign to disburse the right information regarding the disease, and to encourage screening culture amongst Ghanaians.

Asked if the health institution will cater for those infected after the free screening exercise, Dr. Grace Buckman revealed that, those who are less than 40 years will undergo a breast ultrasound scan at a discount of 50 per cent and those above the 40 years will undergo a mammogram surgery at a discount of 20 per cent, but however, if the cancer is being detected, the organization have surgeons who will take up the treatment modalities.

Camidoh reiterating the Dr. Grace’s statement urged the Ghanaian populace to use this opportunity to get tested for an early detection to prevent worst state. According to him, the situaton is becoming alarming despite advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to place a heavy burden on individuals, families and health care systems hence an early diagnosis is need for an early treamtment.

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Sonotech Launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Unveil Camidoh And Miss Health As Project Ambassadors

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Sonotech Medical And Diagnostic Center, Tema, on Thursday launched the Breast Cancer Awareness Month coupled with other month-long activities to intensify awareness of the disease and also encourage more women to conduct regular self-examination of their breasts for the early detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Leveraging established programmes and convening platforms, the campaign aims to strengthen the community to reverse the rising incidence and mortality of breast cancer worldwide.

Despite advances in research, diagnosis and treatment, breast cancer continues to place a heavy burden on individuals, families and health care systems. Some 2.1 million new cases are recorded every year and in 2018, over 600,000 lives were lost to this disease. Yet, if detected early enough, breast cancer is curable.

Speaking in an interview with a team of media men, Medical Director at the Medical And Diagnostic Center, Dr. Grace Buckman said, over the past fours years, the health institution have been embarking on the breast cancer awareness campaign to disburse the right information regarding the disease, and to encourage screening culture amongst Ghanaians.

Asked if the health institution will cater for those infected after the free screening exercise, Dr. Grace Buckman revealed that, those who are less than 40 years will undergo a breast ultrasound scan at a discount of 50 per cent and those above the 40 years will undergo a mammogram surgery at a discount of 20 per cent, but however, if the cancer is being detected, the organization have surgeons who will take up the treatment modalities.

The launch also saw the unveiling of the project’s official ambassadors. AfroPop musician, Camidoh and Miss Health – Ohemaa Agyekum who were announced as celebrities who would lend their voice to champion this course expressed their gratitude in management for choosing them, thus far, pledging their allegiance to see to it that the out come of this initiative will be worth it.

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Food and Drug Administration To Ban The Production Of Alcoholic Drink In Sachets And Plastic Bottles

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Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, has told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday that, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will totally ban production of alcoholic drinks in sachets by 2023/2024, after the organization expressed worry over the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages in sachets and small volume glass and Poly-Ethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottles.

With the support of the Federal Ministry of Health, Adeyeye stated that, the concern also relates to the fact that alcohol “is also a toxic and psychoactive substance with dependence producing properties, explaining that, uncontrolled access and availability of high concentration alcohol in sachet and small volume PET or glass bottles have been put forward as a factor contributing to substance and alcohol abuse in Nigeria with its negative impact on the society.

The director-general also said that, pending the time lapse, the distillers association were told to reduce the level of alcohol drink in sachets, and that they have agreed to do that. Adeyeye said the distillers association had also been tasked to run a social responsibility campaign against underage drinking, adding that a jingle would soon be on air in this regards.

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