The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has announced that for the past 15 years, Ghana has not recorded any deaths associated with measles.
According to the GHS, the achievement is remarkable but more efforts are needed to eliminate measles completely from the country.
This came to light during the national launch and press briefing of Measles-Rubella Immunisation Campaign in Ghana on the theme: “Measles & Rebulla kill; vaccinate your child now for good life”.
Speaking at the event on Thursday, 11 October 2018, the Deputy Director-General of GHS, Dr Gloria Quansah-Asare, said the GHS and the Ministry of Health will not relent on their collaborative efforts to give Ghanaians quality health care.
She said a nationwide measles vaccination programme is scheduled for 17 – 22 October 2018 in health centres and a number of immunisation posts across the country.
She added that children from nine-months-old to five years, will be given the vaccines against Measles and Rubella and given Vitamin A supplements during the campaign.