Stakeholders meet on ebola preparedness


ebolaThe Volta Region is stepping up its preparedness for any possible Ebola viral disease case, Dr Yao Ofori Yeboah, Deputy Regional Director of Public Health has assured.

He was answering questions at a stakeholders meeting on preparations towards the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets in the region from Monday, November 17 to Thursday, November 27.
Dr Yeboah said health personnel have been sensitised while a specially trained surveillance team is also in place.
He said the region has 500 personnel protection equipment some of which have been sent to strategic locations with an emergency stock on standby.
Dr Yeboah said public education posters about the disease are on display in public places in communities throughout the region.
?A lot is being done behind the scene,? he said.
Meanwhile the region branch of Ghana Red Cross Society is to begin training 700 volunteers on Ebola next week, Mr Larry Yeboah, Regional Secretary of the Society said.


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