Archive | October 2014

Sekondi Takoradi records four cholera deaths

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The Sekondi -Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly has recorded four cholera deaths out of the 51 confirmed cases reported across the various health facilities in the Metropolis.

Ms. Joyce Bagina, Metropolitan Health Director, told the Third Ordinary Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Sixth assembly that so far 86 suspected cases were recorded from Ahenkofi, Sekondi, Kwesimintsim Zongo and new Takoradi.

She said New Takoradi continued to record lots of cases despite the public education and awareness creation by health promotion officers and community health nurses.

In a related development, the Waste Management Department of the Assembly has directed that all public places of convenience be cleared and disinfected.

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Fierce communal Clashes in Bonyere

communal-clash-cartoon_358180653Residents of Bonyere in the  Western region had engaged in hours of fierce fighting just hours into the first day of their Kundum celebration after the Chief and its people ignored a ban on this year`s Kundum festivities issued by the Nzema maanle Council.
The ban on the kundum celebrations was to make way for a proper organization of the Kundum festival across the entire  Nzema Traditional areas and was also meant to be used as Sensitization period against the spread of Cholera which had already claimed several lives in the past months in the western region alone as well as sensitization against the deadly ebola virus disease.

This has not been the first time we are witnessing communal clashes in Bonyere. It will be recalled that each  kundum period rekindles the already outstanding chieftaincy issues in that town as it has been so for years.

As a precautionary measure, the government and the authorities of the Western Regional House of Chiefs must order and enforce the suspension of this years Kundum Celebrations across all the three Nzema districts to enable the laws of the lands be preserved.  We call on authorities to as a matter of urgency do their best to resolve these issues to restore peace and order to its people and the people of the region.

Ghana at High risk of recording Ebola Virus Disease

Ghana tops the list of countries at risk of recording an Ebola outbreak, a research has revealed.

The research, conducted by the Northeastern University, USA, says countries with the largest probability of seeing the arrival of  Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) cases before the end of October 2014 are Ghana, the United States, France, Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.

The report was compiled before Senegal, Nigeria and the United States  recorded any case and was published on October 6, 2014.

Other countries stated in the report are the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Belgium, Mali, The Gambia, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Lebanon and Germany.

According to the report, the short-term projection for the international spread of the EVD showed a small probability for countries outside Africa, with the exception of a few European countries.

It said the probability of international spread would have increased, particularly in Europe and the Americas, if the Nigerian outbreak had not been contained.

Although no official comment could be obtained, people on the streets have expressed concerns about the chances of Ghana experiencing an outbreak soon.

According to them, with Ghana being used as the hub for the transportation of Ebola equipment to the affected countries, the country had a slim chance of avoiding the disease.

The Head of the United Nations (UN) Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), Mr Anthony Banbury, had earlier given an assurance that the presence of the mission in Ghana would not put the country at risk.

According to him, the team was going to follow stringent and rigid measures that would be put in place by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MoH) to check their travels from Ghana to Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the three countries affected by the Ebola disease.

But some people are still of the belief that air travels by the UNMEER team, coupled with Ghana being a transit point of flights from many West African countries, were going to increase the country’s vulnerability.

The report said the probability of case exportation was extremely modest for non-African countries, with the exception of the United Kingdom, Belgium, France and the United States.

The research said the probability of any country experiencing (EVD) case importation depended on the passenger flow from the areas affected by the outbreak, the case numbers and the duration of the incubation time.

It said to characterise and forecast the international spread, it was assumed that the growth rate of the epidemic in the affected regions was not going to change in the next two months.

However, the report said the transmissibility might change as the epidemic progressed, saying that new containment measures would lower the local transmission with a decrease of observed cases.

“While this was the scenario we hope will occur in the future, if the containment measures are not successful, we may expect a deterioration of the health infrastructure capabilities in the EVD-affected areas,” it added.

That, it said, would likely lead to the increase in transmissibility and an acceleration of the epidemic.

It said the evolution of the epidemic was likely to deviate from the current behaviour in the next few weeks or months.

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RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE NZEMA MAANLE COUNCIL AT THEIR EMERGENCY MEETING

RESOLUTION PASSED BY THE NZEMA MAANLE COUNCIL AT THEIR EMERGENCY MEETING ON

TUESDAY 25TH AUGUST, 2014-08-28

VENUE: PALAVA HALL, ESIAMA.

The Nzema Maanle Council comprising Awulaemo, Nanamo, Baahemaamo, Elders, Opinion leaders of Nzemaland at their emergency meeting at Palava Hall, Esiama on 25th August 2014, made the following resolutions:

  • Taking cognizance of the Ebola scare and Cholera outbreak,
  • Aware of the devastating nature of the Ebola Virus and its spread through body contact, Noting carefully the Government of Ghana’s commitment to Ebola disease preventive measures;
  • Aware of the sensitization exercise currently going on for the Ebola disease and Cholera particularly, the launching of Ebola Awareness week by the Ghana Health Service and World Health Organization on 15th August, 2014,
  • Anxious to contribute their quota to fighting the spread of the two deadly diseases on Nzemaland as our national duty,
  • Do hereby resolve and be it firmly resolved, that:
  1. With immediate effect, all Kundum Festival should be suspended(at least, for this year)
  2. We shall use the period of Kundum festival celebration to embark on a programme of sensitization from community to community on the Ebola scare and Cholera outbreak.
  3. Through our Ebola scare/Cholera sensitization Committee, we shall cause all towns and villages to use communal labour to clean up our communities and environments within the period.

Please find attached the signatories to the resolution.

 

AWULAE ANGAMA TU-AGYAN II

           (PRESIDENT)