Gov’t Summons Experts To Discuss Ebola Threat

Mr Prosper Bani,Chief of Staff (1)The government will today, convene a high-level emergency meeting at the Flagstaff House in Accra to evaluate Ghana’s Ebola response strategy, to the Ebola disease.

The meeting, to be chaired by the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, will be attended by the Inter-Ministerial Team, health experts and security chiefs.

A source at the Ministry of Communications, said the meeting was due to increasing spread of the deadly disease in other African countries.

It is also coming at the back of reported cases of unconfirmed Ebola cases at Nsawam in the Eastern Region, and Bawku in the Upper East Region.

Blood samples of the suspected persons have been sent to the Noguchi Memorial Instituted for Medical Research for examination and report.

The meeting, according to the source, would discuss Ghana’s preparedness and facilities available for the response to the Ebola scourge.

The Ebola virus is ravaging West African Countries such as Guinea, Liberia and the Sierra Leone claiming close to 1,000 lives

Last week, global health experts declared the virulence virus an international health emergency and called for a coordinated international response to fight it.

By Edmund Mingle 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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