All regional, district and local health institutions have been directed by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to initiate Ebola Virus Disease preparedness and response plans.
This comes after 7 cases were allegedly recorded by Guinea, so the risk of breaking out in Ghana is theoretically high. Meanwhile, after the devastating disease resurfaced, 3 people reportedly died, years after infecting a lot of African countries.
In an advisory sent to all District Health Directors and all CEOs of Teaching Hospitals, the GHS announced;
“All Regional and District Public Health Emergency Management Committees should include EVD on their agenda. Additionally, regions, districts, health facilities, port health units at all border posts particularly along the Western border, and all landing beaches are to heighten surveillance for EVD using the standard case definition (attached).
They are also requested to remind all Ghanaians and residents in Ghana on the need to protect themselves from the disease,”
below is the statement;