The Head of State and Government and also the Chairperson of the ECOWAS Authority, President John Mahama will be on tour of “Ebola” affected countries today – Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been highly affected by the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease.
The visit is basically to know the current situation of the affected countries and to hold discussions with their head of state in order to support them and finds ways to stop the deadly virus which has already claimed many lives.
Most of the countries have already disconnected their flights to the following countries after the Ebola virus. But President Mahama has a strong support for the affected countries, regardless of international separation, because he believes that, this is the time when they need us the most.
In collaboration, he has already decided to work along with the United Nations to set up an international logistics center in Accra, which can serve and help fight against the Ebola in the West African Sub-region.
On regarding this current situation, he has personally on behalf of Ghana government and people of Ghana, has donated various Ghanaian products to these countries.
The deadly haemorrhagic disease has claimed more than 2,000 lives in West Africa and affected twice that number.
Other than these three most affected countries, John Mahama will also be visiting less affected areas which include Nigeria, D R Congo and Senegal.
The country top institute known as the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research (NMIMR) is currently testing the latest suspected case that occurred in Ghana.
“Ebola” mortality rate is between 50 and 90 percent and it takes only 21 days for infection to claim a life.
The disease is transmitted to each other through fluids and tissue of infected persons and the eating of apes, fruit bats and antelopes.
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