Monday, August 18, 2014

#AccraDiscourse August - Ebola, Is Ghana Ready?

There have been lots of reports on Ebola in Africa lately.

Ebola is a rare but deadly virus that causes bleeding inside and outside the body.

As the virus spreads through the body, it damages the immune system and organs. Ultimately, it causes levels of blood-clotting cells to drop. This leads to severe, uncontrollable bleeding.

The disease, also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever or Ebola virus, kills up to 90% of people who are infected.

There are NO officially recorded cases of ebola/anyone having contracted ebola in Ghana as of today, Monday August 18th, 2014. Trace ebola cases here.

At this month's Accra Discourse, hosted by the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Accra Hub, Joy Seanehia, a researcher at Noguchi and Kobby Blay, of Ghana Health Nest debunked myths and misinformation surrounding ebola reporting in Ghana.

Yawa, moderator, with Kobby & Joy as panelists

Attendants asking questions

Shared experiences of recent international flyers into Kotoka International Airport

Packed House at monthly Accra Discourse

Kumasi & Accra Hub members with Africa Hubs Community Manager Chidiogo Akunyili

Attendees deliberating after the panel discussion