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MOE/MOH Presents PPEs to Tertiary Institutions

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Minister for Education, Prof. Jane Nanaa Opoku-Agyemang together with the Minister for Health, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah has presented Personal Protective Equipment,s (PPE,s) to Tertiary Institutions in the country.

The presentation forms part of measures by government to prevent the outbreak and spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) among students and a commitment to protecting Ghanaians and all peoples living in Ghana from the (EVD).

The presentation of the PPEs she said was a follow up on the inter-ministerial meeting on ways to tackle the EVD crisis when the scare initially hit the country.

The items presented were 600 pieces of disposable masks, 50 pieces of disposable aprons, 630 pieces of surgical gloves, 550 goggles, 50 pieces of overalls and 43 pieces of face shields.

The Minister for Education, Prof. Jane Nanaa Opoku-Agyemang, explained that the postponement of the re-opening of the universities was to put in place adequate preparedness and response strategies against EVD, adding that there was the need for adequate information about the disease in order not to create unnecessary fear and panic among students and the general public.

The Minister for Health, Dr Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, gave the assurance that Ghana's borders are secured and that the Ministry of Health has put in place measures to prevent the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Ghana.

Dr Agyemang-Mensah said active transmission of EVD was on-going across the West African sub-region and that Ghana was not relenting in its efforts at keeping the disease away from the country.

He commended Ghana's port health authorities, the Ghana Immigration Service and the Customs, Excise and Preventive Service for their collaborative efforts in helping to put the disease at bay, so far, and pledged the Ministry's resolve to continue to educate the public about the importance of environmental cleanliness and personal hygiene in the fight against communicable diseases.

Prof. Joshua Alabi, Vice Chancellor of the University of Professional Studies, Legon, expressed appreciation to the two Ministries for the support.


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