Ghana

Outbreak of Food Poisoning at a Child Naming Ceremony-Anyaa, Ghana, June 2010

Background: Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. In Ghana, the extrapolated incidence of food poisoning is 5.8 million annually. On the16th of June 2010, some guests who attended a child naming ceremony reported abdominal cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea, and fever after returning home. We investigated with the objectives to identify the agent and source of infection and to institute control measures.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Samuel Otu-Nyarko1, 2, E. Afari1, F. Wurapa1, S. O.Sackey1

Presenter (s): 
Otu - Nyarko

Outbreak of Cholera, East-Akim Municipality, Ghana, November, 2010

Background: Cholera is an acute infectious illness with profuse watery diarrhea caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O1 or O139. World–wide, an estimated 3–5 million cholera cases with 100,000–120,000 deaths occur annually. In Ghana, over 9000 cholera-cases with 250 deaths were recorded in 1999. Provision of safe water and sanitation prevents cholera outbreaks. On October 29th 2010, the East-Akim Municipality (EAM) received a report of suspected cholera outbreak.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Joseph Opare 1, 2, Der1, 2, K .Afakye1, G. Bonsu2 C. Ohuabunwo1, E. Afari1, S. Sackey1, F. Wurapa1, J.

Presenter (s): 
Opare
Add files

Evaluation of Seasonal Influenza Surveillance System, Ghana, 2010

Background: Seasonal Influenza (flu) is a contagious acute respiratory disease caused by influenza type A and B viruses. Globally, annual attack rate ranges from 5% to 30% with 250,000 to 500,000 million deaths. Data on African countries is scanty and underreported. In Ghana, the influenza sentinel surveillance was commenced in 2007 to collect and characterize circulating influenza viruses. We evaluated this surveillance system to determine whether it is meeting set objectives and assessed its attributes.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Brain W. Pida1, 2, F.W Wurapa1, E.A. Afari1, S O. Sackey1, C. Ohuabunwo, M. Adjabeng2, W. Ampofo3. 1. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Legon 2. Ghana Health

Presenter (s): 
Mr. Brain Pida

Outbreak of Food Poisoning at a Salad Joint-Koforidua, Ghana, November 2009

Background: Food poisoning is a common, usually mild, but sometimes deadly illness. In Ghana, the extrapolated incidence of food poisoning is 5.8 million annually. On the 5th of November 2009, persons who ate salad from a salad joint reported to the Regional Hospital with abdominal cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. We investigated to identify the agent, the source of infection and to institute control measures.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Joyce Der1, 2, F. Dzata2, L. Ayittey2, A. Laweh2, S. Mantey2, B. Amanya2, O. Apori2 1. Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, School of Public Health, University of Ghana, Legon 2. Ghana Health Service

Presenter (s): 
Ms. Joyce Der

Evaluation of Malaria Surveillance in Ghana, 2009

Background: Malaria is a life-threatening disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Globally it infects between 300-500 million people annually causing nearly one million deaths, mostly among African children. In 2008, 31.1% of all outpatient illnesses and 30.3% of deaths in children under-five years in Ghana was due to malaria mostly caused by Plasmodium falciparum. As part of its efforts to strengthen programme monitoring and evaluation the National Malaria Control Programme has an objective to improve surveillance data management.

Year: 
2009
Author (s): 

Carl S. Osei1, 2, 3, E. Afari1, F. Wurapa1, C. Tetteh2 1. School of Public Health, FELTP, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana 2. Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, Accra, Ghana 3. Ghana Health Service, Accra, Ghana

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Carl Osei
Syndicate content