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Cholera Platform

Against cholera

Currents outbreaks

Ghana : Situation Report on Cholera Outbreak 3 November 2016

I. Key Highlights

Three (3) new cases of cholera have been reported from Cape Coast on 3 November 2016, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 175.

The Central Regional Health Directorate held a press briefing in Cape Coast on 3 November 2016 [as a follow-up to the national one] to update the media fraternity and the general public on the status of cholera outbreak in Cape Coast, the control measures being undertaken, and the preventive measures to be taken by the communities.

II. Situation update

The outbreak of cholera in Cape Coast Metropolitan, Central region is demonstrating a downward trend, with 3 new cases recorded on 3 November 2016. The total caseload stands at 175 with zero death. The outbreak is localised to Cape Coast Metropolitan, with 2 adjoining districts reporting three cholera cases (two from one district and one from the other).

III. Major gaps

  • The major prevailing challenge is lack of funds for operational activities and allowances for field staff.
  • Infrastructural inadequacies at the treatment centres including lack of appropriate cholera beds still persist.

VI. Contacts

For further information please contact

Dr Appiah Ebenezer                                      

Director General                                            

Ghana Health Service                                      

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Dr Owen Kaluwa LAWS
WHO Representative
Ghana
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Dr Sally-Ann Ohene

Health DPC

WHO Country Office, Ghana

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Dr Badu Sarkodie                                  

Director of Public                                 

Ghana Health Service                            

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Dr Charles Okot LUKOYA

Department Epidemiologist

WHO Country Office, Ghana

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Dr Franklin Asiedu-Bekoe                          

Head, Disease Surveillance                          

Ghana Health Service                                  

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