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Ministry of Health launches MoH Tv

The Ministry of Health has launched its official television station, MoH Tv in Accra.


According to the Outgoing Minister of Health, Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, the launch of MoH Tv forms part of mechanisms put in place to facilitate the attainment of the Ministry's committed Universal Health Coverage agenda.


Speaking at the launch, the Minister said "Health education is a social science that draws from the environmental, psychological, physical and medical sciences to promote to promote health and prevent diseases, disabilities and premature deaths through education driven voluntary change activities"


"Health education is the development of indepth individual, institutional and community systematic strategies to improve health knowledge, attitudes skills and behaviours"


"The purpose of health education is to positively influence the health behaviour of individuals and communities an the working conditions that influences their health"


Health promotion improves the health status of individuals, families communities and nation. It enhnces the quality of lives for people and reduces premature deaths.


"It reduces government's health budget and facilitating socio-economic development. The recognition of the positive impact of health education and promotion on public health"


He stressed that the Ministry is focused in doing something that will create a platform to be able to disseminate whatever information it has for the general public.


Management of MoH Tv assured the Outgoing Minister of not only a 24 hour service but very educative and informative comtent.


Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith

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