Ghana is a cholera endemic country, minister declares


    Deputy Health Minister Rojo Mettle Nunoo says government is rolling out a comprehensive strategy to fight the spread of cholera in the country.

    Over forty cholera patients have been reported dead with 4000 others hospitalised nationwide in what the Ghana Health Service has described as an epidemic.

    Speaking to Joy News the Deputy Health Minister said Ghana has over the years been known to be a cholera endemic country, owing largely to the attitudinal and lifestsyle of some Ghanaians.

    He said the recent outbreak was triggered by the early rains, adding, the Interior Ministry in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Organisation is tracking the cholera endemic areas in the country to provide the needed health support.

    He said his outfit will embark on a comprehensive education and media outreach programme to conscientise people on the incidence of cholera, the mode of transmission and its prevention.

    He would rather blame the bad human practices of dumping liquid human waste in water bodies for the cholera epidemic than government failure in fighting the canker.


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