Ghanaian doctor says Ebola a big public health issue

Bolgatanga, Sept. 19, GNA – Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, has observed that the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) is a major public health issue, requiring stakeholders support to prevent an outbreak in Ghana.

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Dr John Koku Awoonor-Williams, Upper East Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service

The Regional Director, who made the observation during a media encounter on the EVD and cholera prevention in Bolgatanga, said the Regional Health Directorate intends using visual communication through public information vans to sensitise communities on how dangerous Ebola and cholera are and how to avoid contracting the diseases.

“Four of our medical doctors who were part of the team that visited affected Ebola affected countries to assist are now back to the region with their rich experience to assist should any eventuality occur,” Dr Awoonor-Williams said.

Dr Joseph Opare, the Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, said that his outfit with support from UNICEF and other development partners has put in place measures to deal with the EVD and cholera.

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