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In all these instances, we fail to pause and ask ourselves simple questions that may prevent future occurrences of the same situation. In the early part of 2017, there was a report that ...

Is A Lack of Quality Health Communication Failing us? Image courtesy of Dr. Janice Husted

“Anything human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”

A lot has been said about who to blame and who should take overall responsibility for this failure to utilize a key component of our labour force. On many occasions, ...

Opportunistic Job Creation In The Health Economy. Image credit - CDC

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan Press On! has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Anytime I see political players discuss healthcare policy, I have the distinct feeling that they see Ghanaians as consumers of whatever healthcare they are provided with.

If we fail to ask for these basic accountabilities and rejoice at the simple landing of ambulances in our constituencies, we would have done ourselves a serious disservice and would have justified why our democracy has become procurement driven. Image credit - S. Yume

“All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.”

Simply put we have conspired to turn the official definition of an ambulance (a vehicle equipped for taking sick or injured people to and from the hospital, especially in emergencies) upside down.

The Myth of Emergency Care Provision in Ghana

James Baldwin in Tell Me How Long the Train’s Been Gone states, “I remembered my mother’s insistence that I always wear clean underwear because I might get knocked down by a car on the way to or from school and I and the family would be disgraced even beyond the grave, presumably, if my underwear was dirty. And I began to worry as the doctor sniffed and prodded, about the state of the shorts I was wearing. This made me want to laugh. But I could not breathe.”

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