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The mission of the WHO Ghana Country Office is to promote the attainment of the highest sustainable level of health by all people living in Ghana through collaboration with the government and other partners in health development and the provision of technical and logistic support to country programmes.


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 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)

  • WHO provides technical support to fight Cholera Outbreak in Ghana September 17, 2014 - Two experts from WHO, Dr Dominique Legros (HQ Geneva) and Dr Mamoudou H. Djingarey (IST-Ouagadougou) were in Accra from 5th September to 10th September, 2014 to provide technical support to the Ministry of Health in its effort to control the outbreak of cholera in Ghana. The two held a debriefing session on 10th September, 2014 with officials from the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Development Partners, relevant stakeholders from other Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs)…
  • WHO Ghana Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Activities, 25 June 2014 WHO was notified of EVD outbreak in Guinea: 13 March 2014, Liberia: 31 March 2014, Sierra Leone: 26 May 2014. Highlights as of 23 June, 2014: Guinea: Cumulatively, 396 cases of EVD reported including 280 deaths (Case Fatality Rate –CFR-71%) from 9 districts. Most of the cases are from Gueckedou 58% and Conakry 16%. The last confirmed case was on 23/06/2014 in Gueckedou. Sierra Leone: EVD cases confirmed: 163 with 46 deaths from 4 districts, CFR 28%. Over 87% are…
  • WHO Ghana Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) Preparedness and Response Activities Highlights in Ghana There is no confirmed EVD case reported in Ghana to date. Ongoing surveillance for EVD as part of surveillance for viral hemorrhagic fevers (VHF) Highlights in neighbouring countries as of 31 May, 2014 Sierra Leone: EVD outbreak declared 26th May in Kailahun District, 15 cases confirmed as at 30 May out 48 suspected cases from 7 districts. All confirmed cases are from Kailahun. Guinea: as at 28th May, 291 cumulative cases of EVD reported including 172 confirmed…
  • Health Minister launches Child Health Promotion Week in Ghana (Bolgatanga, Ghana, 5 May, 2014) - The Honourable Minister for Health, Ms Sherry Ayittey launched the 10th anniversary of  the Child Health Promotion Week (CHPW) on Friday May 2, 2014 at The Jubilee Park, at Bolgatanga, the regional capital of the Upper East Region. The week is being observed concurrently with the 4th African Vaccination Week. A colourful crowd of traditional rulers and a cross-section of the public was in   attendance. The function was also addressed by the Country Director…
  • Vaccine safety and Pharmacovigilance Workshop for Anglophone Countries held in Accra A three-day workshop was organized from 28-30 April 2014 for eight Anglophone countries in Accra, Ghana, brought together five participants each from Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Kenya and Uganda. The participants were drawn from national EPI, National Regulatory Authority, Pharmacovigilance centres, and WHO national Focal Persons for EPI and Essential Medicines and Health Products. The workshop was facilitated and technical support provided by WHO HQ, WHO AFRO and WHO IST/ESA.    The specific objectives of the workshop were…