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Ministry of Health | Ghana Official Website

As a critical Sector of the economy, the Ministry of Health seeks to improve the health status of all people living in Ghana, thereby contributing to Government’s vision of universal health coverage and a healthy population.

Ghana Health Service – Your Health, Our Concern
The Ghana Helath Service (GHS) is an autonomous Executive Agency responsible for implementation of national policies under the control of the Minister for Health through its governing Council – the Ghana Health Service Council.
Ghana – Wikipedia
Until the 11th century, the majority of modern Ghana’s territorial area was largely unoccupied and uninhabited by humans. Although the area of present-day Ghana in West Africa has experienced many population movements, the Akans were firmly settled by the 5th century BC…
The Christian Health Association of Ghana
The Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG) exists primarily to promote the development and sustainability of Church Health Services anytime, anywhere, and everywhere the need beckons. Over the years, CHAG has kept faith with the people of Ghana and beyond.
Ghana: FAQ – Trip to Ghana? Start here
Here are some survival tips for those of you planning a trip to Ghana. Those of you who are first-time visitors, as well as Ghanaians who are returning after a prolonged hiatus, may find this list helpful easing into Ghanaian life and culture.
Ghana ( WHO Country Profile)

The WHO country health profile of Ghana provides key statistics and links to health topical databases, plus news, features and Bulletin journal articles on the health issues of the country.

Health Information for Travelers to Ghana – Traveler view | Travelers’ Health | CDC
Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
AKWAABA AKWAABA. It’s an expression you will hear several times daily as you travel around Ghana, one that will ring in your ears at night, and bring a smile to your face for weeks after you leave.
Information for Travelers | Accra, Ghana – Embassy of the United States
The American Citizen Services (ACS) unit of the Consular Section provides information and assistance to the U.S. citizens resident or traveling in Ghana.

Travel Medicine

Pinkbook | Home | Epidemiology of Vaccine Preventable Diseases | CDC
Pinkbook: (Epidemiology and Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases)
2016 Yellow Book Home | Travelers’ Health | CDC
2016 yellow book, health information for international travel
WebMD – Better information. Better health.
The leading source for trustworthy and timely health and medical news and information. Providing credible health information, supportive community, and educational services by blending award-winning expertise in content, community services, expert commentary, and medical review.
Drugs, Herbs and Supplements: MedlinePlus
Learn about your prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines. Browse dietary supplements and herbal remedies.
Travelers’ Health | CDC
Official U.S. government health recommendations for traveling. Provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
International travel and health
All individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health.
Medical Encyclopedia: MedlinePlus
The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.
Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC
Volume 23, Number 3-March 2017 – Emerging Infectious Disease Journal – CDC | Prescription Drug Information, Interactions & Side Effects is the most popular, comprehensive and up-to-date source of drug information online. Providing free, peer-reviewed, accurate and independent data on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines & natural products.
Home – PubMed – NCBI
PubMed comprises more than 26 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
PubMed Special Queries
A search interface to find PubMed citations relating to health care quality or to health care costs, e.g.: Appropriateness; Process assessment; Outcomes assessment; Costs; Economics; Qualitative research; and Quality improvement.
Emerging Infectious Diseases journal – CDC
Volume 23, Number 3-March 2017 – Emerging Infectious Disease Journal – CDC

National Library of Medicine – National Institutes of Health

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland, is the world’s largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that delivers data to millions of scientists, health professionals and members of the public around the globe, every day.

Browse Drugs A – Z – National Library of Medicine – PubMed Health

Information on conditions and treatments from the world’s largest medical library. Find out what works.

PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases: A Peer-Reviewed Open-Access Journal

Peter J. Hotez discusses how – while urbanization can have positive effects – the negative effects can be far more serious and debilitating. For example, rapid urbanization can fail to sustain healthy populations when it outstrips clean water reserve and sewage management systems, or when urban poverty produces unhealthy diets and diminished physical activity, low-quality housing, and environmental degradation.