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Public forum on Ebola vaccine trial opens in Ho today

A sensitization forum on the impending Ebola vaccine trial in Ghana is set to continue in the Volta region today.

The Volta regional capital Ho has been targetted, among a host of other areas, for the sensitization campaign.

Officials of the Food and Drugs Authority, Ghana Health Service and scientists are billed to speak at the forum.

The forum began in Accra then moved to Kintampo before heading to Navrongo.

The government of Ghana had agreed with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other stakeholders to embark on the vaccines trial in Hohoe in the Volta region, but was met with stiff opposition from pressure groups.

Many Ghanaians have raised concerns about the trial, fearing the vaccine could bring on the Ebola virus, which could spread throughout Ghana. Officials have, however, said the exercise is not harmful.

Although the Health Minister Alex Segbefia ordered the suspension of the exercise, Parliament summoned him to appear before it to explain the exercise.
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