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  • “Fight Against Epilepsy initiative” in Ghana: A giver of hope, of bright and promising future Adam Abukari, 37 years old, a Ghanaian man from Savelugu/Nanton located in the Northern Region of Ghana, did not know that the seizure he was having was epilepsy until the day when doctors diagnosed him as having it. Epilepsy is a condition that affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. “I grew up before I started experiencing the seizures probably at the age of 20. I used to have about seven or five seizure episodes in a month,” he explains.
  • “My untold story” – A hepatitis patient in Ghana shares his experience “Being infected with Hepatitis B is just like having a fatal disease. Once you are diagnosed with the disease, it is like a death sentence,” says 34-years-old Robert P. Idan. About 9 years ago, Robert, a music student at the University of Education in Winneba, Ghana, dropped out of school. He fell seriously ill, and the doctors initially diagnosed him with an auto immune disease.
  • Ghana Celebrates World No Tobacco Day Ghana celebrated World No Tobacco Day on 31st May 2016 in an Exhibition on Pictorial Warnings organized by the Vision for Alternative Development (VALD), The Ghana Health Service and its partners, including WHO, with the theme “Get Ready for Plain Packaging” at the GNAT Hall, in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana.  Present at the function were the Regional Director for health Services (RDHS) - Dr Alexis Nang-Beifubah, Deputy Director and Focal Person for Tobacco Control, Ghana Health Service-…
  • Ghana’s Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service with support from WHO and other Partners officially launched the 6th African Vaccination and Child Health Promotion Week Delivering the key note address on her behalf by the Chief Director of the Ministry of  the Ministry of Health Dr Afisa Zackaria, Her Excellency the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs Lordina Mahama, mentioned that tremendous progress had been made in the domain of reducing childhood illnesses and deaths and preventing the spread of vaccine preventable diseases.
  • National cholera prevention campaign launched in Ghana Accra, 28 April 2016 - The national cholera prevention campaign was launched on 28 April 2016 at Agbogbloshie in Greater Accra Region of Ghana.  The Prevention Campaign supported by WHO, USAID/Global Communities, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health targets to reach all people and communities across the country.

 Information resources
Brochure artworkicon Ebola is preventable: Keep Ebola Virus Disease out of Ghana! (780.6 kB)
EVD Brochureicon Ebola is preventable, play your part! (1.81 MB)

 Press Release from the Ministry of Health Ghana

No Ebola case recorded in Ghana - 8 July 2014 icon No Ebola case recorded in Ghana - 8 July 2014 (804.18 kB)