Author: Maame Owusuaa Oppong
World Health Day, which is celebrated annually each year draws attention to specific health topics of concern to people all over the world.
Celebrated in April every year, Oxygen Health Forum, a biennial platform that seeks to bring key stakeholders in the healthcare sector in Africa and global stakeholders to discuss and share ideas about key issues affecting the health sector whilst providing innovative ideas on improving these problems has launched a digital app “Oxygen Marketplace” which will enhance quality health care.
Briefing the media, under the theme “universal health coverage” the Board Chair for Oxygen Health Forum Apostle Dr. Nii Teiko Tagoe explained that the app introduced is not a nine-day wonder or a show-off, but to offer medical care for all especially those in the rural areas.
According to him, health issues in most rural areas mostly experience challenges especially when roads are very deplorable thus making it very difficult to reach health facilities for health assistance.
He said the app has been designed for all kinds to enable gain health assistance not only for smartphones only.
Professor Abelley Bellu of the University of Ghana also added his voice that, it is high time health-related issues were taken seriously by every citizen in the country, that’s why this app has come to stay for everyone to access healthcare wherever they find themselves be it urban or rural.
This initiative of the Oxygen health tech is powered by Corporate Health Ghana Limited to help foster collaboration and partnership for better health care.