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A Pap test is a test of cells of the cervix. The cervix is the opening between the vagina and the uterus. The Pap test looks for cells that are not normal and can cause cervical cancer.

Most women ages 21 to 69 need regular Pap tests. But teenage girls and older women usually don’t need them. Here’s why:

Pap tests usually don’t help low-risk women.

Many women have a very low risk for cervical cancer.

  • Cervical cancer is rare in women younger than 21, even if they are sexually active. Abnormal cells in younger women usually return to normal without treatment.
  • Cervical cancer is rare in women over 69 who have had regular Pap tests with normal results.
  • Pap tests are not useful for women who have had their cervix removed during a hysterectomy, unless the hysterectomy was done because there were cancer or pre- cancer cells in the cervix.


Quality, Health & Safety, Environment Manager

Permanent role

Location – Accra

Salary – competitive

Job Summary

The QHSE Manager will be responsible for overseeing effective implementation of the Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) Manual and continual improvement of the company’s QHSE performance. S/He will ensure effective management of healthcare quality and HSE compliance, in line with the company’s policies, procedures, and standards.


Key areas of responsibility:

  • In association with the Operational Management and the External Quality Improvement Consultant (SafeCare – PAI Ghana); lead in the development of quality standards and incentive schemes in our services in all affiliates.
  • Contribute to the development of a culture of quality improvement throughthe SafeCare Program including implementing the quality plans of the organization.
  • Develop with the Operations Management Team and relevant NCHS Management staff, a clinically driven reporting and monitoring process for all the NCHS affiliates and working directly with the units to implement this process.
  • Contribute to the NCHS affiliates Delivery Plan, Operating Plan(framework), and Strategy development, ensuring that clinical governance and continual quality improvement remains integral to the process
  • Work with the Operational Management and the External Quality Improvement Consultant (SafeCare – PAI Ghana) to develop quality strategies for all affiliates.
  • Liaise with management and staff to implement the QHSE Manual and ensure continued QHSE integration into core operations
  • Lead QHSE risk assessments, management, monitoring and reporting at all facilities, and conduct regular QHSE performance reviews with the management team.
  • Monitor and ensure that all Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental legislation is complied with at all times and ensure a safe working environment for all workers.
  • Ensure all contractors comply with the minimum EPA requirements, as well as hospital’s QHSE Policies and procedures


Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control. Cancer is always named for the part of the body where it starts, even if it spreads to other body parts later. When cancer starts in the cervix, it is called cervical cancer. The cervix connects the vagina (birth canal) to the upper part of the uterus. The uterus (or womb) is where a baby grows when a woman is pregnant.

All women are at risk for cervical cancer. It occurs most often in women over age 30. Long-lasting infection with certain types of human papillomavirus (HPV) is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a common virus that is passed from one person to another during sex. At least half of sexually active people will have HPV at some point in their lives, but few women will get cervical cancer.


If you’ve ever wondered how often you should pee on a daily basis, you’re not alone. How often you urinate is actually a very important sign of your overall health, beginning in infancy and continuing throughout your life. Keep reading to learn more about urination and when your pee may signal that you need to visit your doctor.


Normal Bladder Function and Frequency of Urination

Your kidneys filter out wastes and extra water to produce urine. The urine travels down two narrow tubes called ureters and is then stored in a muscular, balloon-like organ called the bladder. The bladder swells when it’s full and gets smaller as it empties. When the bladder empties, urine flows out of the body through the urethra. In women, the urethral opening is located just above the vagina. In men, it’s at the tip of the penis.

As your bladder fills, nerve signals sent to your brain eventually trigger the need to urinate. When you urinate, nerve signals coordinate the relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles and the muscles of the urethra (urinary sphincter muscles). The muscles of the bladder tighten, pushing the urine out.

If all of this happens eight or more times a day (including a few times in the middle of the night), you may have what’s known as a frequency problem. Frequency can be caused by an overactive bladder.


Everyone uses their bladder many times each day, but they may not know what to do to keep their bladder healthy. Located in the lower abdomen, the bladder is a hollow organ, much like a balloon, that stores urine. It is part of the urinary system, which also includes the kidneys, ureters, and urethra.

 How the Kidneys and Bladder Function

The kidneys remove toxins and waste from our blood. Every day, the kidneys filter approximately 150 liters blood to produce up to 2 liters of urine. Urine consists of wastes and extra fluid. The bladder stores urine normally until we are in good place to empty our bladders. As urine flows into the bladder, the muscular walls expand like a balloon. Sudden pressure from sneezing, coughing, or exercise may overcome the valve of the bladder, the urethra, and trigger urinary leakage.

According to the American Urogynecologic Society, these types of leaks are most common among women over 45 years old, or women who have given birth. This type of leakage associated with physical activity is called Stress Urinary Incontinence.

Unfortunately, we can also experience Overactive Bladder. It is helpful to understand that we are born with a bladder than empties well on its own and it takes most of us 3-7 years to learn to control our bladders. As we age, we become more prone to our bladders emptying outside our control. Overactive Bladder (OAB) is a complex condition that affects about 15 percent of women. It is costly, embarrassing, and frequently results in avoiding social activities due to fear of leakage.

If you feel an uncontrollable urge to empty your bladder or you have an urge to go that you cannot defer, you may need bladder health support.


One of the most recognized symptom of breast cancer is a lump or mass in the breast tissue, which can be detected by getting a mammogram at a health facility or conducting a self-examination at home. Mammograms are X-rays of the #breast that can detect tumors at a very early stage, before they would be felt or noticed otherwise. During a mammogram, your breasts are compressed between two firm surfaces to spread out the breast tissue. Then an X-ray captures black-and-white images of your breasts that are displayed on a computer screen and examined by a doctor who looks for signs of cancer. Women at average risk are recommended to have a mammogram every year starting at age 45. Starting at age 54, women are recommended to have a screening mammogram every 2 years as long as they remain healthy.


Mosquitoes breed more during the rainy season because they favour stagnant pools to lay their eggs and for the development of their larvae.  Mosquitoes transmit malaria and this disease can be fatal to adults and children if not urgently attended to.

It is therefore the responsibility of us all to try as much as possible to prevent water from stagnating in the environment. As and when it rains we should try to control running waters through good drainage systems so as to prevent them from gathering around our homes.

Welcome to New Crystal Health Services, an indigenous Ghanaian health service provider. Our mission is to provide affordable and reliable health care services to the people who really need it and at a price they can afford.

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