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Ebola vaccine trials pose no risk – WHO

The proposed Ebola vaccine trials will not put any Ghanaian at risk of contracting the virus, the World Health Organization has assured.
WHO argues that regardless of the urgency for the trial to be conducted, the needed safety standards will not be overlooked.
There has been massive opposition to the trial which compelled the Ministry of Health to suspend the entire exercise.The Health Minister was subsequently summoned before Parliament to throw more light on the issue.
Meanwhile, speaking at a sensitization forum organized by the ministry, the WHO representative in Ghana, Dr Magdal Robalo insisted that there will not be any wrongdoing under their watch.
“Finding a vaccine against Ebola is an ethical imperative. Despite the urgent need for an Ebola vaccine, safety remains of paramount importance. WHO will not be sitting here in Ghana and seeing that the safety of Ghanaians is being put at risk and keep quit,” she added.

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