A worldwide competitiveness report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has stated that poor Sanitation environment of Ghana is destroying the country’s overall image. Due to which international investors are hesitating to invest in Ghana.
Aaron Abuosi a senior lecturer of Health Service Management at the University of Ghana Business School, has put the government to be responsible for the current hygienic genocide in Ghana and has requested the “Government” to improve the hygienic infrastructure situation to attract international investments.
He also said “Poor hygienic atmosphere of the country has damaged the reputation of the country as an investor friendly Country”.
Speaking at the release of the 2013 World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness report, Abuosi also said that “Ghana’s public health situation is better than of most West African nations, but there still need for improvement”.
He advised that a sophisticated and effective way of tackling with the current problem should be found. He said if we can manage to find a sophisticated and effective way to deal with the problem then we can greatly deal a lot better with the cyclical outbreak of cholera and reduce malaria and typhoid infections as well. The infections that have really hurt Ghana very badly in the past and are still a continues threat to the countries people.
A cholera outbreak in seven regions in the country has so far infected over 10,000 people and claimed 92 precious lives.
Efforts are being done from the Government to lessen the effects of this virus. The Government has increased medical supplies to health centers in the country to fulfill the medical needs for the increasing number of patients who are diagnosed with the virus.
The Government has also requested for oral vaccines from the World Health Organization (WHO) to stop the spread of the disease and reduce the number of deaths.
The Ghana Health Service (GHS) is encouraging for a ban to be placed on the sale of food on the streets which is believed to be one of the causes of the spreading of cholera.
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