Upper West Regional Minister Commends Ministry Of Health and Ghana Health Service for Improving Health Service Delivery in the Country

The Upper West Regional Minister Dr. Hafiz Bin Salih commended the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service for working together to improve health service delivery in the country.

He indicated that the service has been very proactive in handling health cases and dealing with health emergencies in the country. This he said the level of professionalism and sacrifice that most health professionals make in the delivery of health services particularly in the rural areas desire nothing but applauds.

He entreated the other public services in the country to emulate the shining example of the Ghana Health Service to improve public service delivery in Ghana.

This was said in speech delivered on behalf of the Minister by the Upper West Regional Coordinating Director Mr. Gilbert Nuuri-teg on the occasion of the World Hemophilia Day Celebration in Wa, on Wednesday 17th April, 2019.s

He said it was sad to note that some rather rare genetic disease such bleeding disorders have not attracted much attention from our health authorities.

“As a result of the less attention paid to this disorders, cases are often detected at the complicated stage which often result in death of patients”, he added.

According to him, a typical example of such bleeding disorders is hemophilia, which is a condition managed at the tertiary hospital. According to experts, hemophilia is a very rare disorder and occurs in frequently and is known to be among small group of our population which most at times males are affected by this blood disorder.

Dr. Bin Salih indicated that about two thousand nine hundred (2900) people were estimated to be persons living with hemophilia (PLWH) in Ghana.

He added that out of the two thousand nine hundred (2900) people, only about 300 people were known to be registered as people suffering from the disorder in Ghana according to the Ghana Society of Hemophilia. He therefore called for the need to intensify effort to sensitize parents and health professionals about the condition so that together we detect and identify those suffering from this bleeding disorder.

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