Emergency Medicine (EM) Day originated from the European Society of Emergency Medicine (EUSEM) and is celebrated every year worldwide by different cadre of health care workers involved in emergency medical services. The day designated for this celebration is the 27th May annually. It is a day set aside internationally to unite the world population and decision makers, to think and talk about emergency medicine and emergency medical care. Every year, a theme is generated to fulfill this agenda. This year’s theme was: ‘’ Your Safety - Our Priority”. Safety for patients who need care, attention and relief from pain and disease as well as safety for healthcare workers who need to have secure working places, reasonable working hours and good health.

In Ghana, the Emergency Medicine Society of Ghana (EMSOG) spearheaded a nationwide celebration. In Accra, the Emergency Medicine Department in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) had an aerobics session as well as a Basic Life Support training for all attendees. The Ho Teaching Hospital (HTH) also organised a virtual meeting to engage all their stakeholders. The Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH) Emergency Department also had a merry celebration which included cake cutting.

Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, essential telephone numbers

Dedicated telephone numbers for essential and urgent services at various directorates/units
8:00AM to 5:00 PM - Monday to Friday.

Category covid19

Five (5) new confirmed cases on the 20th of March 2020. All five were reported from Greater Accra Region.

--- 29-year-old Ghanaian lady; resident of Accra; no history of travel; sample confirmed positive in the laboratory

Nyaho Improves Emergency Service with Expansion Project

Nyaho Medical Centre, Ghana’s premier group medical Practice as part of it’s mission to transform lives of patients by surpassing expectation in healthcare and inspire hope for a better Africa, has expanded its emergency unit from a four (4) to a ten (10) -bedded facility at its Airport branch in Accra.

Hearts, Kotoko and the rivalry that triggered Africa’s worst sporting tragedy

Pulse Ghana’s Emmanuel Ayamga recounts the events which led to the tragic death of over 127 football fans during a game between rivals Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko in 2001.

It was the worst 90 minutes in African football history. Screams and wails could be heard from a country mile. The streets of Accra were dead silent too, as all the rowdiness, noise and attention switched to the various hospitals and clinics in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

1st Anniversary of June 3 disaster; how it happened; lessons learnt

It started like any other normal rain on a cool night with great promise to nourish crops and fill reservoirs but it turned out to be a violent rain of death, a long sad night of pain, fire, anguish and more deaths.

June 3, 2015 will forever remain indelible in the minds of many, a blot on a city, a day of great depression to a nation.

Emergency Medicine growing in Ghana

Ghana is making the needed progress in providing a world-class health emergency care, with the graduation of 15 trained specialist emergency physicians slated for Saturday. They had successfully completed their residency training in emergency medicine at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, the nation’s second largest referral facility. 

Emergency Medicine in Ghana; the success story so far

The Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital( KATH) Emergency Training Center has supported the training of 15 emergency physicians and 80 nurses over the last five years.The is part of efforts to reduce accident and trauma-related death, with the introduction of emergency medicine practice and training in Ghana, supported by the Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). The five-year initiative is collaboration among KATH, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Michigan University, USA.

Emergency Care Comes into Focus in Ghana

Dr.Eno Biney is an emergency medicine specialist at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi, the second-largest city in Ghana. She’s part of a new cohort of health workers that are changing the way emergency care happens in the country.See Dr. Eno Biney on the cover of Impact magazine. This issue is all about health workers.“I chose to specialize in emergency medicine because I realized that it was one of the most lacking specialties in our country,” Eno says. “There wasn’t any form of organized emergency treatment of patients.”