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Cholera Platform

Against cholera

Currents outbreaks

Ghana : Situation Report on Cholera Outbreak 2 November 2016

I. Key Highlights

  • Ten (10) new cases of cholera have been reported from Cape Coast on 2 November 2016, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 172 [5 historical cases have been added, accounting for the extra cases].
  • The Deputy Minister of Health, the WHO Representative, and the Director of Public Health held a press briefing on 2 November 2016 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. This is one of various periodic information products to be disseminated to the media houses and the public.

II. Situation update

  • The outbreak of cholera in Cape Coast Metropolitan, Central region is exhibiting an early indication of declining, with 10 new cases reported on 2 November 2016. The total caseload stands at 172 with zero death. Five (5) historical cases that were registered in one health facility the previous day have been added to the line list, thus responsible for the additional 5 cases. The outbreak is still largely circumscribed to Cape Coast Metropolis, though 2 other districts at the periphery of the Metropolitan have reported a total of three cholera cases (two from one district and one from the other).

III. 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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