Teachers and Students Health

  • MOH Validated Academic Calendar for Nursing Training Colleges 2023/2024

    MOH Validated Academic Calendar for Nursing Training Colleges 2023/2024



    The Ministry of Health presents its compliments to you.

    The Ministry forwards to you the validated 2022/2023 and 2023/2024 Academic Calendar for implementation with immediate effect.

    The Calendars were jointly developed by the Ministry of Health, University of Cape Coast (UCC), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Allied Health Professions Council

    (AHPC), Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC), Conference of Heads of Health Training Institutions (COHHETI) and meant to restore the “old normal” Academic Calendar

    The Ministry acknowledges, and is also ready to engage on the envisaged challenges in the implementation.


    1st Semester 2022 2023 Academic Year
    1 3rd Jan – 21 st April, 2023 Reopening, Registration & Orientation



    Mid Semester Exams

    Intra Semester Practicum


    End of Semester Exams

    16 Weeks
    2 24th April – 5th May, 2023 Vacation Practicum

    /Psychiatry Affiliation

    2 Weeks
    2 nd Semester 2022 2023 Academic Year
    3 8th May – 11 th August, 2023 Reopening & Registration


    Mid Semester Exams

    Intra Semester Practicum


    End of Semester Exams

    14 Weeks
    4 16th – 18th August, 2023 KNUST Terminal Exams I Week
    5 4th – 8th Sept, 2023 UCC Terminal Exams 1 Week
    6 N&MC Licensing Exams
    7 AHPC Licensing Exams
    8 14th – 25th August, 2023 Vacation Practicum 2 Weeks

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    1st Semester 2023 2024 Academic Year
    1 4th Sept -23rd Dec, 2023 Reopening, Registration &




    Mid Semester Exams

    Intra Semester Practicum


    End of Semester Exams

    16 Weeks
    2 8th Jan -2nd Feb, 2024 Vacation Practicum

    /Psychiatry Affiliation

    4 Weeks
    2 nd Semester 2023 2024 Academic Year
    3 12th Feb- 31 st May, 2024 Reopening & Registration


    Mid Semester Exams

    Intra Semester Practicum


    End of Semester Exams

    16 Weeks
    4 Vacation Practicum
    5 KNUST Terminal Exams 1 Week
    6 UCC Terminal Exams 1 Week
    7 N&MC Licensing Exams
    8 AHPC Licensing Exams



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  • Organized Labour Healthcare Services withdrawal of all Out-Patient services -Strike dates

    Organized Labour Healthcare Services withdrawal of all Out-Patient services -Strike dates

    Do you have any appointment? Kindly call your Doctor to Reschedule.

    The Joint Health Sector Unions and Professional Associations, has announced a road map for the implementation of the indefinite strike declared on Monday, 19th December, 2022 by Organised LabourAll workers in Ghana to Strike on 27th December, 2022

    In a joint communique, the Ghana Medical Association, GMA, Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association, GRNMA, Health Services Workers Union HSWU of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Ghana and Government and Hospital Pharmacists Association, GHOSPA, outlined the following actions towards a smooth implementation of the strike.

    It asked members to withdraw all Out-Patient services, on 27th December, 2022, Emergency Services on 2nd January, 2023 and withdrawal of all Services, on 9th January 2023.

    The Communique was signed by the General Secretary of HSWU of TUC, Franklin Owusu Ansah, President of GMA, Dr. Frank Serebour, President of GRNMA, Mrs. Perpetual Ofori-Ampofo, and Chairman, GHOSPA, Pharm. Nathan Coompson.

    It noted that the action has become necessary to press home the demand by Organised Labour for the EXEMPTION PENSION FUNDS FROM THE DOMESTIC DEBT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, as announced by the Minister of Finance.

    The Joint Health Sector Unions and Professional Associations, reminds members that a meeting held by Organised Labour on 19th December,2022, followed by a news Conference, took a firm decision to embark on an INDEFINITE STRIKE starting on 27th December, 2022.

    The Communique, therefore entreated all Health Sector workers to follow the road map to ensure a smooth implementation of the strike.

    Government must act fast to prevent the worse from happening.

    When all sectors withdraw their services, the catastrophe may be too much to handle. This issues are not issues Government can’t handle. The parties involved must be sorted before the 27th to stop the Strike from happening.

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  • Suck a Breast within this October Health Experts Advices Men

    Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    Health Experts and CEO of Charmal Herbal Health Centre has Urged men to suck a breast within October as Part of Breast Cancer awareness month.

    It has been explained that, Brest sucking is a major  way to help curb breast Cancer in women.

    Sucking the breast keeps the breast healthier.

    If you are a man try as much as possible even if you have not done it before this month try to suck it. You must also not squeeze the breast too much as this may cause pain.

    Do Ghanaian Men like Breast?

    Without breast, life will be very uneasy for most men in Ghana.

    The female’s breast is the most relative organ hormones and thus most predisposed to medical conditions.

    Most Ghanaian men will always choose a lady with big breast over the one with big brain.

    There has been so many instances where Ghanaian men have emptied their bank  account for breast.

    Speaking with some of them, they say “nothing is more exciting than to see those beautiful milk containers dangling free on the chest of women.

    Some even said their only excitement is when they put their head on a lady’s chest, it boost their immune system.

    They therefore entreat all their wives, concubines, girlfriends and mothers to take very good care of those twin towers on their chest.

    They should use this breast cancer awareness month to go for breast screening for early cancer detection.

    Breast aids procreation and must be given the maximum care and attention.



  • YEA Community Health Nurses Recruitment 2022 Apply Here

    The General Public is hereby informed that from Monday 19th September 2022, the Youth Employment Agency will open its recruitment portal for two major modules : Community Health Worker Programme and Community Protection Assistants Module Youth Employment; Community Police Assistant CPAs 2022 Apply Here

    ● Community Health Worker Programme portal will be active from 19th to 28th September.

    This is to allow for update by existing applicants and new applications. (All are encouraged to apply, especially women)

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    The program will run for two years after engagement of Beneficiaries.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 35 years.

    Minimum Qualification of Senior High School Education with passes in English and Mathematics.

    Applicants must be fluent in English and at least one local Language.

    Ability to use or learn to use smart phone

    Only short listed applicants who successfully complete the CHW training programme will be engaged

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    The community Health worker is not a health professional but a person recruited by YEA from the community within which he/she lives and has been given basic orientation to serve as service delivery bridge between the respective communities and service delivery points  thereby facilitating the work of community Health Nurses, community health officers and midwives in the various communities.

    Applicants should visit the Agency’s website www.yea.gov.gh and apply.

    All applications are free

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  • Nigeria and Ghana’s health systems stand in contrast (excerpts from the Financial Times, UK)

    Drone delivering medical items to nurses in remote Ghana

    Nigeria and Ghana’s health systems stand in contrast (excerpts from the Financial Times, UK)

    In Nigeria, 917 women die per 100,000 live births and 72 babies die per 1,000 live births. That compares with 308 and 33 respectively in Ghana, where people on average live nine years longer than in Nigeria.

    Ghana has a much smaller population than Nigeria, but a similar gross domestic product per capita at about $2,400. However, its government has been able to deliver better healthcare because it has a more holistic approach to provision, says Ibrahim Abubakar, a professor of infectious diseases epidemiology at University College London and chair of the commission that produced the Lancet report.

    “Quality healthcare is the whole package,” he says. “Quality of staff in the health centres, medicines, supply chains to provide authentic medicines, recording of information, data systems, and training of healthcare ­workers.”

    Ghana provides subsidised primary healthcare via a national service, launched in 2003, which gives roughly 40 per cent of its citizens access to routine treatments — such as antimalarial drugs.

    Almost 70 per cent of the population in Ghana have some form of health insurance, either through the national health programme or private schemes that can be afforded by the country’s middle class. That compares with only about 20 per cent in Nigeria who have health cover to defray treatment costs. A 2012 study found that Ghana’s national insurance scheme increased access to the formal healthcare sector.

    And, for 1.5mn of its poorest citizens, Ghana provides direct monthly cash transfers worth about $20 to cover healthcare costs. Nigeria has a similar project covering 8mn people that equates to $12 a month but, crucially, Ghana provides insurance in addition to the cash transfer. This ensures that far fewer Ghanaians have to pay for primary healthcare costs themselves.

    Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast: The Best And Worst Foods To Eat

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  • Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast: The Best And Worst Foods To Eat

    Health Benefits of Eating Breakfast: The Best And Worst Foods To Eat

    1. What are the benefits of eating a healthy breakfast
    2. Benefits of eating breakfast for students
    3. Advantages and disadvantages of breakfast
    4. Reasons why breakfast is important
    5. Benefits of eating breakfast early
    6. What happens when you skip breakfast
    7. Why is breakfast the most important meal of the day

    ‍These are questions, we keep asking ourselves. Most workers or students even ignore breakfast for certain reasons.

    If you’re reading this article, it’s probably because you recognize the importance of eating breakfast, but struggle to find time in your morning routine to do so.

    Perhaps you don’t eat breakfast because you assume it will make you fat. Or maybe you think that skipping it means more calories later in the day.

    Whatever your reason for not eating breakfast, rest assured that there are numerous benefits to doing so. We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if we don’t eat something in the morning, our bodies feel it in a big way. Eating breakfast helps us to maintain healthy blood sugar levels and lowers our risk of diabetes and other diseases. Moreover, eating a healthy breakfast can also help us manage our weight throughout the day and decrease cravings later on as well as improve concentration and memory throughout the day as well

    Boosts your metabolism

    The first benefit of eating breakfast is that it boosts your metabolism. In fact, research shows that people who eat breakfast have a higher metabolic rate throughout the day than people who don’t eat breakfast at all. While the exact reason for this is unclear, scientists believe that it has to do with the impact of breakfast on our blood sugar levels. Eating breakfast helps stabilize blood sugar and keeps it from spiking and dropping dramatically. This, in turn, keeps metabolism steady and allows it to rev up during the day and slow down at night when we’re sleeping. This steady metabolism can help people lose weight or prevent them from gaining weight.

    Help control blood sugar levels

    Eating breakfast can also help control blood sugar levels, which is important for people with diabetes. When you eat breakfast, your blood sugar levels rise slowly. This helps prevent “sugar crashes” later in the day. This, in turn, can help keep diabetes in check. For people who don’t have diabetes, breakfast helps to keep blood sugar levels balanced. This, in turn, helps us control our weight and our risk of obesity.

    Help you manage your weight

    Another benefit of eating breakfast is that it can help you manage your weight. For people who are trying to lose weight, eating breakfast can help them succeed. For people who are trying to lose weight, eating breakfast can help them succeed. This is because eating breakfast helps us to feel full longer and therefore eat less during the day. It can also help us to avoid the dreaded “mid-morning snack” that often leads to overeating.

    Improves concentration and memory

    Another benefit of eating breakfast is that it can improve concentration and memory. Research shows that people who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy throughout the day. They also have better memory and are more alert. This is because breakfast gives our brains the fuel it needs to function properly. Breakfast also gives our bodies what they need to operate at full capacity. It allows us to focus better and efficiently process information.

    The best foods to eat for breakfast

    The best foods to eat for breakfast are the ones that are high in fiber, protein and healthy fats.

    These will keep you feeling full for a longer period of time, thus preventing you from overeating later on in the day.

    For people trying to lose weight, the best foods to eat for breakfast are whole-wheat cereals, oatmeal, granola, yogurt and berries.

    For people with diabetes, the best foods to eat for breakfast are whole-wheat toast, whole-wheat English muffins, bagels, oatmeal, yogurt and berries.

    The worst foods to eat for breakfast

    The worst foods to eat for breakfast are those that are high in saturated or trans fats, sugar, and sodium. These will cause a spike in blood sugar levels and make you feel hungry again sooner. For people trying to lose weight, the worst foods to eat for breakfast are donuts, pastries, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, bagels, muffins, granola bars, and sugary cereals.

    For people with diabetes, the worst foods to eat for breakfast are doughnuts, pastries, pancakes, waffles, biscuits, sugary cereals, bagels, muffins, granola bars, and sugary breakfast drinks.

    Bottom line

    In summary, the benefits of eating breakfast are numerous. It can boost your metabolism, help you control your blood sugar levels, help you manage your weight, improve your concentration and memory, and even prevent you from overeating later on in the day. For the best benefits, you should eat a breakfast that is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. You should also avoid eating sugary, salty, and high-fat foods.



  • Top 10 health complaints by teachers all over the world

    Here are some few questions we keep asking as Teachers,

    Health risks for teachers
    Common diseases of teachers
    Most common illness of teachers

    Among different occupational groups, teaching is considered to be one of the healthiest professions. It is generally assumed that teachers lead healthy lifestyles.

    Meanwhile, due to their specific working conditions, they stand among occupational groups exposed to a wide variety of health hazards associated with their profession, such as mental or physical health problems.

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    To date, several studies have been conducted evaluating the mental health status of teachers .

    In this regard, it is widely believed that teachers have poorer mental health compared to other occupational groups. A lot is demanded from teachers as they are required to meet the diverse learning needs of their students. However, that claim is not as indisputable as often thought .

    Results from a study carried out in France  showed that teachers do not have poor mental health; instead, they observed a higher prevalence of physical health problems related to the ears, nose and the throat tracts, and to a lesser extent depending on gender, related to skin, eyes, legs, and the lower urinary tract.

    Therefore, in addition to mental health problems, teachers are also exposed to a variety of physical health issues, such as musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory problems and contact dermatitis.

    The 10 most frequently reported health complaints among the teachers were

    1. Lower back pain,
    2. Tiredness,
    3. Leg pain,
    4. Voice disorder,
    5. Headache,
    6. Neck pain,
    7. Anxiety,
    8. Shoulder pain,
    9. Varicose veins of lower limbs, and
    10. Sleep problems.


    The 5 most severe complaints were tiredness, leg pain, lower back pain, voice disorder, and headache.

    Among different high-risk groups, the teaching profession stands out in terms of voice problems . Voice disorders have negative impact on the quality of life, which means teachers who complain from voice problems, endure poorer health-related quality of life.

    Numerous studies have been carried out with the aim to investigate the prevalence of voice problems in teachers.

    However, there is still limited awareness among teachers regarding the potential risks associated with vocal health or the specialized health services .

    In addition, female teachers reported a higher prevalence of voice problems than their male counterparts .

    Furthermore, teachers are at a high risk of musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), especially in the back, neck and shoulders .

    Shoulder and back pain in teachers might be due to incorrect working posture, while grading homework at their pupils’ desks or prolonged periods of writing on the board . Chalkboards are still used in developing countries as traditional teaching aids.

    Teachers using chalkboards are indeed at an increased risk of developing occupational respiratory illnesses and contact dermatitis .

    Despite the principal role of teachers in shaping the future generation, less attention has been paid to the occupational health problems associated with the teaching profession.

    Most studies conducted among teachers have merely focused on mental health problems or a single category of physical health issues, such as MSDs or voice problems.

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  • Free cocoa drink a day for basic school children contract signed. Schools to benefit

    Government signs agreement with Niche Confectionery Ghana Limited to supply ready-to-drink cocoa beverages to basic school children across the country in fulfillment of President Akufo-Addo’s promise to provide free cocoa drink a day for basic school children.


    The Ministry of Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with indigenous cocoa processor, Niche Confectionery Ghana LTD (Confectionery Ghana), to supply enriched ready-to-drink cocoa beverages to basic school children across the country.

    The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, signed the pact on behalf of the ministry while the Chief Executive Officer of Niche Cocoa Industry Limited, the parent company of Confectionery Ghana, Edmund Poku, initialed for the confectionery maker.


    The agreement signed last Friday in Accra allows Confectionery Ghana, to supply enriched ready-to-drink cocoa beverages to 1.8 million basic school children in the six cocoa growing regions of Ghana.

    It allows the company to further extend supplies to 5.6 million children nationwide.

    Per the undertaking, Confectionery Ghana is to provide basic school children in the selected schools with at least one ready-to-drink cocoa beverage per week as part of a collective effort by the government and the company to increase cocoa consumption within the country. Per capita consumption of cocoa in Ghana is currently approximately 0.5 kilograms (kg) although it is the second largest producer of the crop in the world.

    Nutritional impact

    Dr Adutwum said after the signing ceremony that the nutrition of every child in school remained one of the priorities of government and the ministry.

    “This is why I am happy to sign an MOU between Confectionery Ghana and the Ministry of Education. The MOU will allow Confectionery to distribute chocolate beverages to primary school children in selected public schools across the country, with preference given to cocoa growing communities,” the Education Minister said.

    “This partnership will help make President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s vision of ensuring that every child has access to a cocoa beverage a reality,” he added.

    Aligned vision

    The Managing Director of Confectionery Ghana, Gladys Amoah, said in an interview that the company’s business plan aligned well with the President and the government’s vision of giving Ghanaian children access to Ghanaian cocoa-based products.

    Mrs Amoah said the parent company had a vision of improving the consumption of cocoa by adding value to the cocoa bean and translating that into consumer-ready products.

    “The government is looking to drive the implementation of the School Feeding Program and has the intention of feeding 5.6 million children one meal a day for 100 school days.

    President Akufo-Addo has a further vision of ensuring that every child has access to a cocoa beverage, which is aligned to our vision to improve the consumption of cocoa in Ghana,” she said.

    Product range

    Mrs Amoah noted that the company aimed to achieve this while having a positive impact on the economy as well as key communities where cocoa was sourced.

    This, she said, led to the establishment of Confectionery Ghana to produce consumer-ready products that would be consumed both at home and abroad.

    She said the company, which already sells a range of chocolate bars in the market, had successfully launched a range of enriched ready-to-drink chocolate drinks and was now about to add a range of powdered chocolate and chocolate spreads to the list.

    She said the chocolate drink was special to the business as it was formulated with the intension of supporting the nutritional needs of the Ghanaian child.

    “It is fortified with B vitamins and has added minerals such as Zinc and Iron that support child development.

    The business has considered how it could be involved in supplying the chocolate beverage to children and it is this desire that has led to the signing of the MoU between Confectionery Ghana and the Ministry of Education,” the MD said.

    Cocoa nutrients

    Mrs Amoah said the company was also concerned about using its operations to impact cocoa farmers positively, and was therefore, excited that the initiative would start within cocoa growing regions.

    She said cocoa was a nutritious crop, high in fibre, iron and antioxidants, among other essentials and expressed the hope that the operationalisation of the agreement would help to address the nutritional gaps facing Ghanaian children.

    Citing data from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), she said Ghana had a health and nutrition challenge, with one in 10 children under five showing stunted growth and also lacking appropriate nutrients for development.

    “The bulk of these challenges are within the rural areas, which also happen to be the areas where cocoa beans are sourced from.”

    “Having a meal at breakfast supports cognition, especially among undernourished children. The World Food Programme has calculated that for every one cedi invested in feeding a child, you yield GHS3.3 in return.”

    “This offers Confectionery Ghana an opportunity to have a positive impact on the community through improving the performance of children in school and also provide a potential future positive impact on the Ghanaian economy,” she said.

    The MD said with the school feeding initiative, many children in farming areas would get to taste finished cocoa products for the first time in their lives,” she added.

    Credit; modernghana.com


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