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Press Release, World TB Day 2017

World TB Day 2017

STATEMENT BY NATIONAL TB AMBASSADOR,

EHUNABOBRIM PRAH AGYENSAIM VI,

PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF ASSIN OWIRENKYI TRADITIONAL AREA

ON THE OCCASION OF PRE-WORLD TB DAY 2017 PRESS BRIEFING

 

Director-General, Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare

Programme Manager, Dr Frank Adae Bonsu

Staff of d Ghana Health Service

Members of the Media

Distinguished Invited Guests

Ladies and Gentlemen

 

Two new drug therapies might cure every form of tuberculosis

 Tuberculosis, the world’s leading infectious killer, may have finally met its match. Two new drug therapies may be able to cure all forms of tuberculosis – even the ones most difficult to treat.

“We will have something to offer every single patient,” says Mel Spigelman, president of the TB Alliance, the organisation coordinating trials of the two treatments. “We are on the brink of turning TB around.”

World TB Day 2016 in Ghana

#UnitetoendTB -  #WORLDTBDAYINGHANA

Have you been coughing for two weeks or more? GET TESTED for TB.

  • TB is spread through coughing, sneezing, spitting
  • Cover your cough.
  • Report early to the clinic if you have a cough that continues for two weeks or more.
  • TB IS CURABLE, SEEK EARLY TREATMENT

All thanks to God Almighty, the Chiefs, dignitaries, and invited guests, everyone else & to NTP for making the day a memorable one.

The New Ghana National TB Ambassador

Ehunabobrim Prah Agyensaim VI, Paramount Chief of Assin Owienkyi Traditional Area, The New Ghana National TB Ambassador. Popularly known as Nana Prah succeed “President Obour” Bice Osei Kuffuor the President of Musicians Association of Ghana (MUSIGA).

Official signing and Kick Off of the ORIO Project

Another milestone for the Ghana National TB Control Programme (NTP) was achieved yesterday with the official signing and Kick Off of the ORIO Project by the Minister of Health Hon. Alex Segbefia in the presence of The Dutch government and Delft officials. The current TB case detection rate in Ghana is estimated at 33% so in order to support the "Systematic Screening", 52 Digital X-Ray machines will be installed nationwide for the Accelerating TB case finding intervention.

Health workers attend tuberculosis workshop

A two-day training workshop on the control of tuberculosis (TB) organized by the Yendi Municipal Health Directorate for over 45 health workers has ended in Yendi.

The workshop participants included Community Health Nurses, Disease Control Officers, Community Health Organizations, Chemical Sellers, Zonal Coordinators, and representative from the Church of Christ.