The president of the Republic of Ghana addressed the nation for the third time on Saturday 21st March, 2020. The main highlight of this update was the closure of the borders of Ghana by sea, land and air effective 00:00 22nd March, 2020. People entering the country before then were to be put under mandatory quarantine and tested for the virus.
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a growing partnership of over 64 countries, international and non-governmental organizations that aims to help build countries’ capacity to help create a world safe from infectious disease threats. All this is geared at elevating global health security. As a member of this partnership,
The President of Ghana on Sunday 30th August, 2020 addressed the nation to give an update on the measures taken by the Government to combat the spread of coronavirus in Ghana. A number of protocols have been put in place by the government since the country first recorded its first COVID-19 case in March 2020. Ghana as at 9th September, 2020 has a total case count of 45,188, 283 deaths, 44,042 recoveries, 863 active cases, and 176 new cases
In line with activities geared towards strengthening the microbiology diagnostic capacity of public health laboratories in Ghana, the Centre for Health Systems Strengthening (CfHSS) continues to give in house training to the public health reference laboratories.
In the wake of the 2014 West African Ebola outbreak, the international spread of Zika, the ongoing transmission of antimicrobial resistance, and the ever-present threat of another influenza pandemic, global health security has taken on a new level of importance.
Since 2003 when outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome occurred, the WHO and its member countries made efforts to introduce guidelines and action points to control and prevent future occurrence of epidemic prone diseases