The ever hardworking Deputy Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Weija-Gbawe Constituency, Hon. Tina Naa Ayeley Mensah has revealed to the World Health Organization (WHO) that the government of Ghana’s goal as part of intervention to end Tuberculosis in the country is to ensure a universal access to the vulnerable high population.
She made this statement at a panel discussion on Science, Research and Innovation at the WHO global conference held in Moscow in the Russian federation. Among other things discussed, the Deputy Minister of Health revealed the ministry of Health’s plan to handle issues relating to Tuberculosis which is commonly known throughout Ghana as TB.
According to her, government through the Ministry of Health has put up a standing multisectoral group comprising the MOH, Academia, University Teaching Hospitals, Medical Research Institutes, Civil societies, Private sector and NTP to actively review new interventions, tools, medicine, and recommendation for rapid uptake by MOH and NTP for implementation.
She added that such recommended tools or interventions are rapidly adopted in the health sector’s strategic plan as part of a national response to end TB, and to provide policy directions, programme framework for nationwide implementation.
She was however quick to informed stakeholders at the conference that, because of the cooperation between the MOH and the NT Programme finance is easily mobilize from government and other partners to systematically scale up the national strategic plan implementation framework to end TB in the country.
Story by Kofi Juntua