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20.11.2007 Health

Health Summit Underway

By Daily Guide
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MORE THAN 200 officers drawn from the Ministry of Health (MOH), the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and other health-related organisations are participating in a week-long summit in Accra.

The health summit which would be officially opened this morning by the Health Minister, Maj. Courage Quashigah (rtd) is on the theme: “Creating Wealth Through Health”.

It is among other things aimed at assessing the performance of the Health Ministry and adopting the sector's programme of work for 2008 and the succeeding years.

The third of a five-year Capital Investment Plan (CIP) draft programme, prepared by the Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PPME) unit of the MOH is also expected to be discussed with series of slide presentations to be made by resource persons.

Hajia Alima Mahama, the Minister responsible for Women and Children's Affairs who performed the formal launch of the Integrated Maternal and Child Health Campaign yesterday, bemoaned the current rate of maternal and infant mortality in the country and said pragmatic measures should be adopted to stem the tide so as to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

The climax of the summit on Friday, November 23 would be the signing of an Aide Memoire at the MOH.