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What Ghana Is Doing to Prevent and to Prepare for Ebola – The #EbolaReport, October 7, 2014

With recent computer simulations indicating Ghana in high danger of seeing an imported case of Ebola this October, I figured it was time to do a roundup of articles focusing on my home country’s preparedness.

  1. Computer “model shows increasing probability the disease will spread to nations such as Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Gambia, and Morocco.” [Boston Globe, 10/1/14]

    Probability of Ebola Importation by Country, as simulated by computer model: http://www.mobs-lab.org/ebola.html

    Probability of Ebola Importation by Country, as simulated by computer model: http://www.mobs-lab.org/ebola.html

  2. Ghana is “moderately ready” for Ebola [citifmonline.com, 10/3/14]
  3. Bats in Buoyam Caves in Ghana’s Brong Ahafo Region tested positive for Ebola antigens (though the research study is likely a few years old). [Vibe Ghana, 9/30/14] Population cautioned to be more concerned about human-to-human transmission of the disease. [Citifmonline.com, 10/1/14]
  4. United Nation’s Ebola operations headquarters opens in Ghana. [9/29/14]
  5. The Head of the United Nations (UN) Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr Anthony Banbury, has given an assurance that the presence of the mission in Ghana will not put the country at risk. [Graphic Online, 10/1/14]
  6. Ghana’s Health Ministry outlines measures to counter Ebola threat, including: entry-point screenings; treatment centers set up in Accra, Kumasi, Tamale; public education [Graphic Online, 7/31/14]
  7. Ghana’s Kotoka International Airport creates special arrival points for Ebola screening. [Graphic Online, 8/5/14]
  8. Basic school tutors to receive training in Ebola prevention. [Myjoyonline.com, 8/14/14]
  9. Ghana allocates GHC100,000 for isolation centers in each region. [Myjoyonline.com, 9/2/14]
  10. Over 60 blood samples proved negative in Ghana.  [Myjoyonline.com, 9/2/14]
  11. Absence of PPEs strike fear among health workers in Ghana [myjoyonline.com, 9/29/14]
  12. Emergency Response Weak to Fight Ebola” [Daily Guide Ghana, 10/6/14]
  13. Companies like MTN and Airtel support Ebola education campaigns. [Daily Guide Ghana]
  14. University students screened for Ebola [Daily Guide Ghana, 9/8/14]
  15. Ghana: Ebola comics by Akosua [Daily Guide Ghana, 9/18/14]

— Culled by Arthur Musah.

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