Ghana has confirmed 84 cases of Monkeypox diseases as of September 6, 2022, with Greater Accra Region recording the best number for both suspected (191) and confirmed (51) cases. 

The country has additionally recorded 535 suspected cases, spreading throughout 38 districts, with 4 deaths – two deaths in Upper East and one dying each in Greater Accra and Central Regions. 

Dr. Henry Nagai, the Chief of Party and Public Health Physician, JSI Research and Training Institute, disclosed this when he spoke on Ghana’s perspective, at a free webinar (on-line) session on rising viral infections and diseases with give attention to the Monkeypox virus. 

The JSI is collaborating with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to implement the Global VAX Project being funded by the USAID under its strengthening the Care Continuum Project in elements of the country. 

World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Office for Africa organised the four-hour webinar, which amongst other targets, sought to help the continental response by advocating proactive measures from African management to overcome the Monkeypox illness. 

Under the Global VAX Project, the JSI and its implementing companions, would particularly be leveraging its current network to mobilize folks aged 15 years and above, pregnant ladies, folks dwelling with HIV, folks with disabilities, and migrant population to entry COVID-19 vaccines within the Western, Western North and Ahafo Regions. 

In a breakdown, Dr. Nagai explained that 51 cases of the Monkeypox illness had been recorded amongst males, constituting 60.7 per cent, saying the national case fatality price additionally stood at 4.8 per cent.  

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