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Previous reports on cholera in Ghana:

dec 2010- Ghana: Eastern Region records 205 cholera cases
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nov 2010 - Ghana: Suspected cholera outbreak



Cholera epidemic: Two dead, 50 others hospitalised

Last Updated: Monday, 24 January 2011


The Ghana Health Service has confirmed a reported outbreak of cholera in parts of the country.

The Director General of the Ghana Health Service Dr. Elias Sory told Joy FM’s Super morning show host Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah that there is a cholera epidemic that has hit parts of the country.

This follows the reported death of one person in Accra with 13 others receiving treatment in various health centres in the capital.

The situation in the Central Region is no different as the Municipal Director of Health Services at Agona Swedru, Dr. Nii Adjei Adjetey confirmed to Joy News the death of one person with 45 others receiving treatment.

“The first case was reported on 22nd December, up to date, we have recorded 45 cases. Incidentally, the cases are not mainly from our district. They are coming from Agona East and Gomoa East. There is one death we have recorded,” he said.

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Cholera outbreak: 3 dead, 48 hospitalized


The cholera outbreak reported in parts of the country by the Ghana Health Service, has claimed three lives in the Greater Accra Region.

The Region has so far recorded 48 cases.

Deputy Director of the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Edward Antwi confirmed the deaths to Citi News
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Cholera infections in Greater Accra increasing

About 82 cholera cases have been recorded in the Greater Accra Region with three deaths since the outbreak about two weeks ago.

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Ghana cholera deaths jump to six

News - Africa news .Accra, Ghana - Six people have died in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, from a cholera outbreak, according to the Chief Executive of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA), Alfred Vanderpuije. This is up from three announced by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday.

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Greater Accra records 104 Cholera cases


Recorded cases of cholera have been raised to 104 in the Greater Accra Region with numbers of death still three.

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Ablekuma sub-metro takes measures to curb Cholera
Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 22:27 GMT

Recent reports of cholera cases in the Greater Accra region indicate that most of the 122 cases and four deaths recorded were from Chorkor, Korle Gonno and Mamprobi, and in the Ablekuma sub-metro as well as James Town in the Ga Mashie area.

The Environmental Health Officer of the Ablekuma Sub-Metro, Samuel Tettey told Asempa News that they are putting a number of measures in place to curb the rising cases of cholera in the area.

Mr. Tettey said the sub-metro has started a vigorous one-on-one education campaign to get residents clean their environment, eat clean and warm food, desist from defecating at the beaches and in open drains.



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Outbreak of Cholera


NEWS COMMENTARY ON THE OUTBREAK OF CHOLERA - LESSONS FOR THE ACCRA METROPOLITAN HEALTH DIRECTORATE

The disclosure that more than 240 cases of cholera have been reported in Accra by the Country Office of the World Health Organisation is indeed worrying.

It is outrageous that almost every year there is an outbreak of the cholera disease in no other places than Chorkor, Agbogbloshie, Korle Gonno, Mamprobi, Agege, Maamobi, Nima, Banana Inn, Zambrama Line, Sukura, Russia and Mallam all suburbs of Accra.

It is equally difficult to understand why the AMA Public Health Department and the Accra Directorate of the Ghana Health Service are unable to plan strategically to at least minimise or stop the disease from breaking out.

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Cholera deaths rise to six in Accra
February 11, 2011

Accra, Feb. 11, GNA - The Regional Health Directorate of Ghana Health Service (GHS) on Friday cautioned residents to observe personal hygiene and adhere to advice provided by health professionals as the number of deaths from the cholera outbreak in Accra rose to six.

Speaking to the GNA in Accra, the Deputy Regional Director of Public Health, Dr Edward Antwi, said so far 505 cases had been recorded.

He said health workers in the region had stepped up their education programme to prevent more people from being infected.

The Health Directorate has also expressed worry at the turn of events due to the increase in the number of cases after the first case was reported on January 10 and reiterated its warning to residents to take precautionary measures to avoid contamination.

Dr Antwi said people with symptoms of diarrhoea and vomiting should rush to the nearest healthcare facility for treatment which is free...
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Open defecation; is it a case of attitude or lack of toilet facilities?
A GNA feature by Prosper K. Kuorsoh

Wa, Feb. 12, GNA - Efforts by authorities to beautify the Wa Municipality of the Upper West Region would be a mirage if pragmatic measures are not put in place to arrest the indiscriminate droppings of human excreta otherwise known as open defecation.

Open defecation is increasingly becoming alarming in some sections of the Municipality putting residents at the risk of sanitation related diseases such as cholera, diarrhea and typhoid among others. The few available public toilets are constantly abused by users should be attractive to those who cannot withstand the sight of the filthy looking facilities and maybe resort to open defecation.

Children below ten years are often seen defecating around the premises of these public toilet facilities and waste containers freely without any reprimand thereby giving a very bad smell to residents of the within that vicinity.


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Cholera cases spreading fast with 34 deaths so far

Accra, Feb. 23, GNA - A total of 1,396 cholera cases have been recorded in three Regions with 34 deaths giving an overall attack rate of 2.6 per cent over a period of five months.

The Regions affected are; Central, Eastern and Greater Accra with Greater Accra Region recording the highest cases of 742 with 13 deaths. Briefing the media in Accra on Wednesday, on the current situation and measures being made to salvage the situation, Mr Emmanuel Dzotsi, of the Diseases Surveillance Unit of Ghana Health Service (GHS) said Central Regio= n had the first cholera case in September 2010 and had up to date recorded 39= 6 cases with 18 deaths, whilst Eastern Region had recorded 258 cases with three deaths.

He said the current trend posed a possibility of the cholera spreading to the other Regions if serious control measures were not put in place...
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Birim Central records five suspected cases of cholera

Date: 05-Mar-2011


The Birim Central Municipal Health Management Team has recorded five suspected cases of cholera.


Ms Anastasia Atiogbe, Municipal Director of Health Services, told the Ghana News Agency in Akim Oda that a girl died of cholera when being conveyed from Akim Akroso to the Akim Oda Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.

She said the four others who passed frequent stools and were vomiting are under observation to help ascertain whether they are suffering from cholera.


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Thirty-four die from cholera nationwide
March 08, 2011

Accra, March 8, GNA - The recent outbreak of cholera in the country claimed 34 lives with the Greater Accra Region recording 16 deaths, the highest number.

A total of 2,376 cases were recorded nationwide from September 2010 with the Greater Accra Region recording 1,670 cases.

Dr Joseph Amankwah, Director of Public Health of the Ghana Health Service (GHS), speaking on Tuesday during an emergency meeting of the National Disease and Epidemics Management Technical Committee, observed that drinking water sources in most parts of the country had been polluted and contaminated.

He noted that "the same taxis that are used to carry food items were also used to carry corpses to and fro mortuaries in a careless manner"...
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Cholera kills 17 at Korle-bu

Seventeen people have died of cholera at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra since the first case was reported in January this year.

This was confirmed to Joy News by the Head of Public Health Unit of the Hospital, Philip Amoo in an interview on Tuesday.

According to him, a total of 636 cases of cholera have so far been reported, with the fatality rate inching to 2.7 per cent.

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The Deputy Director of Public Health Services in the Greater Accra Region, Dr. Edward Antwi, says 21 people have died of cholera in Accra since the first case was reported.

Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo, Dr. Edward Antwi also disclosed that since the first reported case on 22nd December 2010, over 2000 people have been affected with 21 reported dead, as from January to date.

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Tema records six Cholera cases

Tema, March 16, GNA - Six people have tested positive for Cholera in the Tema Metropolis since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country. The six tested positive after 29 suspected cases were reported at health facilities in the Metropolis. Mr Harvey Akafu, the Information Officer of the Tema Metropolitan Health Directorate, told the GNA on Wednesday that no deaths had been recorded.

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Cholera epidemic kills 60 in Ghana
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:34pm GMT

ACCRA (Reuters) - A cholera epidemic in Ghana has killed 60 people and infected almost 4,000 since the first cases emerged last September, with 482 new cases reported this week alone, health authorities said on Friday.

The outbreak, which started in centre of the West African country and spread to four regions, has hit the capital Accra the worst, said Joseph Amankwah of the Ghana Health Service...
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Mar 21, 2011 at 9:15am
Cholera epidemic: Death toll now 61, with 4,000 cases

The Ghana Health Service says over 4,000 cholera cases with 61 deaths have been recorded since the outbreak of the epidemic in the latter part of 2010.

Officials of the Disease Surveillance Unit at the Ghana Health Service say the situation is worrying and needs urgent attention.

Cholera cases reported at various health facilities across the country particularly in the Accra Metropolis keeps increasing by the day.

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Greater Accra leads cholera infection
March 22, 2011

Accra, March 22, GNA - Out of the recorded 4, 586 cases and 64 deaths recorded from the cholera outbreak in the country since September 2010, the Greater Accra Region is leading with 2, 756 cases and 31 deaths.

This had been attributed to the high rate of filth generated in Accra coupled with the perennial flooding and the sale of contaminated food in the city.

Mr Joseph Yieleh Chireh, Minister of Health who was addressing the media after an inspection of some health facilities where some patients are on admission in Accra on Tuesday, cited the Upper East, Eastern and the Central regions as the other regions which had been hit by the epidemic.

He asked people who suspected that they were catching the infection to seek early treatment since treatment is free...
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Cholera cases reported at Koforidua Regional Hospital decreasingPage last updated at Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:10 AM // Leave Your Comment The daily cases reported at the Koforidua Regional Hospital has decreased from an average of over 20 cases per day about a week ago to five cases currently.

As at Tuesday, March 22, the hospital had recorded a total of 145 cases with one death.

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6000 cholera cases recorded nationwide
About 5,614 cholera cases with 69 deaths have been recorded nationwide by the Ghana Health Service (GHS).

Of the number, 380 are recorded in the 12 Municipalities and districts in the Eastern Region.

The Regional Disease Control Officer, Emelia Okai disclosed this to GBC’s Radio Ghana in Koforidua.

She said New Juaben has the highest number of 228 cases followed by Akwapim South with 61 cases. Mrs. Okai said Birim Central recorded 33 cases while Kwaebibrem District has one.

She attributed the outbreak to poor environmental hygiene and advised the public to keep their surroundings clean.

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Ghana: Doctors fear coming rains will fuel cholera
Thursday, March 31, 2011By IRIN

Health officials in Ghana are worried the rainy season, due to start in April, will fuel the spread of cholera, which has killed at least 69 people and stricken more than 5,000 in the past few months.

Five of Ghana’s 10 regions are affected, with Accra seeing the highest number of deaths to date - 36.

While Ghana has not pinpointed the source of the cholera bacterium, top health officials say poor sanitation systems and hygiene habits - including open defecation - are largely to blame for the epidemic, which they say is the worst in a decade. Authorities say it is time to crack down on open defecation, irregular rubbish collection and unhygienic food stands.
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Cholera 'swallows' Accra
Source: Nathaniel Y. Yankson - Ghanaian ChronicleHealth | 7 hours ago
Current statistical data on the cholera outbreak in the Greater Accra Region indicates that 4,190 cases had been recorded, with 36 deaths.

The breakdown shows the Accra Metropolis is leading with 3,207 cholera cases and 33 deaths, while the Ga East district comes second with 473 reported cases and one death. Others include Ga South, with 119 cases and one death; Ga West, 253 cases and one death.

Adentan, Ledzorkuku Krowor and Tema, recorded 38, 62 and 28 cases respectively, with no deaths.

Furthermore, the Dangbe West district had 6 cases, followed by Ashaiman with three cases, while the Dangbe East district, recorded only one case.

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Cholera kills six people in Gomoa East District

Gomoa Obuase (C/R), April 2, GNA - Forty-one cases of cholera has been reported in the Gomoa East District with six deaths. Mr Benjamin Dadson, District Disease Control Officer who announced this to newsmen at Gomoa Obuase near Agona Swedru in the Central Region said the deaths occurred due to late reporting of patients at health facilities.


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Cholera cases in Koforidua declining
Page last updated at Friday, April 8, 2011 7:07 AM //

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Ghana: Accra Resorts to Sanitation Laws in War On Cholera
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4 April 2011

Accra — As Ghana's health authorities battle with a cholera outbreak that has so far killed about 70 people, officials in Accra have started arresting those found defecating in unapproved places.

Last year, city officials told all landlords to provide toilets in their buildings, but this does not seem to have been adhered to as private and public toilets have sprang up across the city.

Accra regional minister Nii Armah Ashitey has now ordered the authorities "to vigorously enforce the sanitation by-laws."

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Cholera outbreak declinesPage last updated at Wednesday, May 18, 2011 7:07 AM // Leave Your Comment The recent outbreak of cholera, which hit four regions in the country, claiming about 94 lives, has subsided with Greater Accra Region still being an active site for few recorded cases.

Greater Accra Region, last week recorded 103 new cases but stool samples examined at the National Public Health Reference Laboratory at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, were tested negative for cholera bacteria.

“This indicates that we may be dealing with ordinary diarrhea cases. If during the course of this week stool samples collected from patients do not present with classical signs and symptoms of diarrhea from cholera turn out to be negative, we will be confident that the current outbreak had contained in the region as well,” Mr Joseph Robert Mettle-Nunoo, Deputy Minister of Health, said in Accra on Tuesday.

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2 Killed In Fresh Cholera Outbreak
Source: Daily Guide - Daily GuideHealth | 11 hours ago

THE MOREE Health Center in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) District of the Central region has recorded 66 fresh cases of cholera with two deaths.

Barely three months ago, DAILY GUIDE reported that the Central Regional Health Directorate had recorded 555 cases of cholera and 21 deaths since the beginning of the outbreak.

John K. Essel, the Technical Officer in charge of Disease Control at Moree told the paper in an interview Friday that the pandemic started during the latter part of June when two cases were recorded but has since increased to 66.

He added that his outfit is still recording more cases and by the time DAILY GUIDE was leaving the hospital, a nuclear family of three which included a one year old boy was said to have been admitted there for treatment against cholera.

Communities in the area affected by cholera include Alata, Nkum, Bentsir, Kuwait, Essarmu, Apeowsika, Akonoma, Amosima and its surrounding areas.

Giving the breakdown, Mr. Essel said seven children under the age of five, 53 people above the age five and one pregnant woman had been infected by cholera.

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More cholera deaths rise to three

July 14, GNA- Three cholera related deaths have been recorded at the Moree Health centre in the Abura-Asebu-Kwamankese (AAK) district, the latest being a two-year old boy who died on admission, on Thursday morning.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Mr. John Essel, the District Disease Control Officer said that the Health Centre has since June 22, recorded 89 cases including 43 females with two people still on admission. All the three victims of the disease are males. He said of the 89 cases only two were from Amosima near Asebu with the rest from the Moree Town, particularly Alata, a suburb of Moree.


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Three die in cholera outbreak at Agona Nyakrom

Agona Swedru, July 17, GNA - Three people have been reported dead from cholera at Agona Nyakrom in the Agona West Municipality of the Central Region following the outbreak of the disease last week.

Mr Andy Afari, Deputy Agona West Municipal Environmental Health and Sanitation Officer, made this known to the Ghana News Agency in an interview at Agona Swedru on Saturday.

He said a number of people had also been treated and discharged at the Nyakrom health facility and Agona Swedru Government Hospital.


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Western Region cholera claims two lives
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Two people have been reported dead in new cases of cholera outbreak in the Western Region.

The dead included a six year old, Deputy Western Regional Director of Health Services Dr. Kweku Karikari confirmed to Joy News, adding, fifty other cases have been detected with the patients receiving treatment.

Dr Karikari said the cholera outbreak started in June this year in the Ahanta West District and has been sporadic, ever since.

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Cholera outbreak suspected at Atebubu-Amantin District
14th August 2011

Atebubu (B/A), Aug. 14, GNA – The Atebubu-Amantin District Directorate of Ghana Health Service says it suspects the outbreak of cholera in the district following increasing diarrhoea cases reported at health facilities.



A man believed to be in his 50s recently died of the disease in the area.



Mr Ramseyer Ahmed, Atebubu-Amantin District Disease Control Officer disclosed this at Atebubu at the celebration of Brong-Ahafo Regional Schools Festival of Arts and Culture.



Mr Ahmed announced that from January to August this year, a total number of 814 diarrhoea cases had been recorded by the health directorate.

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