Chinese gov't gives $1m to support Ebola education
The Chinese government has so far committed about US $1m in Ebola education and other Ebola activities in the country, Li Jiang, Counselor at the Economic and Commercial Counselor Office at the Chinese Embassy in Ghana has said.
He disclosed this in an interview with journalists during a Ghana-China Training Programme on Control and Prevention of Ebola Virus Disease for health workers in the Western Region.
It was aimed at educating health volunteers who came from all over the region to be abreast with issues concerning Ebola so that they would in turn educate the public about the disease in the remote areas of the region.
Health experts from China took the participants through the evolution of the disease, mode of transmission and some preventive measures among others.
The Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Emmanuel Tinkorang said he was happy that the rate of infection in the most affected West African countries including Liberia and Sierra Leone seemed to be going down.
“But it’s not over, we need to continue with the education and the training,” he indicated.
He commended the various security personnel at the Elubo border and other entry points for liaising with the region’s health service to help screen people who enter the country from Ebola affected countries.
Francis Anleah, Regional Disease Control Officer was grateful to the Chinese government for the provision of items such as non-contact thermometers, hand sanitizers and other training kit to help fight the virus.
“Since the Chinese are well advanced in science it was prudent we collaborate with them on health issues like the training we are having now on Ebola”, he noted.