The Ghana Well being Service, in partnership with the US Assist Company, USAID, has launched two threat communication paperwork to enhance communication and social mobilization throughout public well being emergencies.
The primary doc is the Nationwide Normal Working Procedures for Danger Communication and Social Mobilization Throughout Public Well being Emergencies.
It supplies systematic pointers on the processes to be adopted for coordination and well timed threat communication and social mobilization responses throughout the preparedness, lively response and publish response phases of all public well being emergencies.
The second is the Message Information for Precedence Zoonotic Ailments in Ghana. It is a instrument used as reference information for designing and sharing correct and standardized messages in regards to the prioritized zoonotic ailments in Ghana requiring better consideration from all stakeholders.
Professional Vice-Chancellor on the KNUST, Prof Ellis Owusu-Dabo, says “the instruments will propel Ghana in direction of attaining various core capacities wanted to successfully detect, stop, detect and reply to infectious illness threats as measures throughout the joint Exterior Analysis performed by the WHO for Ghana in 2017.”
He has assured of KNUST’s preparedness to make sure efficient utilization of the instruments.
“KNUST will proceed to interact with One Well being companions to strengthen analysis on One Well being and orient members of the College group to boost understanding and software of those instruments,” he mentioned.
Prof. Owusu-Dabo was talking on the 2020 Worldwide One Well being day at Boadi within the Ashanti area.
The objective of this 12 months’s One Well being Day is to construct the cultural will essential for a change in how one well being challenges are assessed and addressed.
The One Well being Technical Working Group with help from the event companions together with FAO, WHO and USAID are on the closing stage of formulating the Nationwide One Well being Coverage.
This may formalize collaboration and coordination among the many human, animal and atmosphere sectors.
Regional Supervisor for the Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Illness West and Central Africa of the FAO, Baba Soumare pledged their dedication to steady collaboration with KNUST.
His speech was learn by Dr. Garba Ahmed, FAO nation crew chief.
“The varsity of veterinary drugs participated within the FAO coaching for veterinary meat inspectors and butchers on meat inspection to make sure meat security to the general public. FAO will proceed to discover different areas for collaboration with KNUST,” he mentioned.