60 Days of Covid-19 in Ghana: Experts assess progress of gov’t response

Experts will on Tuesday, May 12, review the effectiveness of government’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic with the view to discerning the key lessons learned from their outcomes, to enhance policymaking towards managing the pandemic in future.

This will come exactly 60 days after Ghana confirmed its first case on March 12, 2020.

Dubbed ”60 DAYS OF COVID-19 IN GHANA: Assessing Ghana’s Response to the Pandemic over 60 Days”, the Media General Group assembles yet another disguised panel drawn from various sectors of healthcare to assess the measures taken to mitigate and contain the various.

Prior to Ghana recording its first case of COVID-19, TV3 held a public forum on the theme “Emerging Infectious Diseases (EIDs) and Their Effects on Public Health Management in Ghana”. The forum featured renowned health experts to discuss and advise government on how to effectively prepare for a likely scenario of the pandemic in Ghana. Thereafter, another distinguished panel of experts drawn from the health sector to propose “Effective Strategies for the Surveillance, Containment and Treatment of the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana”.

Two months after the first recorded cases, there is the need to do a review of the response strategies adopted by the government and tease out some lessons.  On the panel will be the following experts:

  • Dr. Victor Bampoe (Former Deputy Minister of Health, and Coordinator of Global Financing & Technical Support of UN-AIDS)
  • Dr. Ama Kyerewaa Edwin (Physician Clinical Psychologist, Bioethicist, and Palliative Care Clinician. She is a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Psychological Medicine and Mental Health, School of Medicine, University of Health and Allied Science in Ghana)
  • Dr. Samuel Kaba Akoriyea (Consultant Neurosurgeon & Public Health Physician, Director of Institutional Care Division, and Head of Ghana Health Service COVID-19 Case Management Team).
  • Dr. Yaw Bediako (Immunologist and Research Fellow at West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP), University of Ghana).
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The program will be broadcast live on all Media General Group’s news platforms  which comprise  TV3, Onua Tv, 3FM 92.7, Onua FM 95.1, Akoma FM 87.9 (Kumasi), Connect FM, 97.1(Takoradi), and 3news.com

By 3news.com|Ghana