Ghana prepares to tackle dreaded Ebola Virus

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has alerted all health institutions following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus disease in the Democratic Republic of Congo, on Tuesday May 8, 2018.
The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed and declared an outbreak of the disease after two out of five samples collected from suspected Congolese patients tested positive for the Ebola Virus.

Following the announcement, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service(GHS), Dr. Anthony Nsiah-Asare in a statement has outlined some measures initiated by the authority to deal with the situation.

He explained that, the GHS has sent alerts to all Regional Directors of Health Service, Chief Executives of teaching hospitals and all other relevant agencies and institutions; enhanced surveillance on the Ebola virus and other Acute Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers; intiated mechanisms to update preparedness and response plans at all levels, while putting mechanisms in place to sensitize the health staff and create necessary public awareness