Ghana's health system overburdened
Prof. Amankwah said research conducted by UMaT shows that water bodies around the country are gradually accumulating poisonous chemicals thus contributing to silent health issues and deaths. Gold Fields Ghana Limited which supported the health day seminar used the occasion to donate a brand new ambulance costing $35,500 to UMaT. The Executive Vice President and Head of Gold Fields West Africa, Alfred Baku, while explaining the rationale for the donation also promised to support the university to build a health centre. A report from the Ghana Health Service shows that non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases kill an estimated 86,200 persons in Ghana each year with 55.5% of them aged less than 70 years with 58% of males being affected.