Today March 23, 2007 Ghana observed its World TB day celebration with the inauguration of the Stop TB Ghana Partnership by the WHO Ghana representative Dr. Joachim Saweka and launching of new advocacy materials by the Deputy Minister of Health Hon. Dr Gladys Ashitey.

The day started with a float across the principal streets of Accra distributing leaflets in the communities to create more awareness about the TB disease. There was a Photo exhibition by Afro Global Alliance to educate the participants on damages caused by the disease due to negligence and defaulting.

The attendees on the high table where the Chairperson Daasebre Kwebu Ewusi vii - Omanhen, Hon Dr. (Mrs.) Gladys Norley Ashitey – Deputy Minister of Health, Prof. Agyeman Badu Akosa – Director Ghana Health Service, Dr. Joachim Saweka – WHO Ghana Representative, Dr. Frank Bonsu – National TB Programme, Taavi Erkkola – UNAIDS, Mark Young – UNICEF, Dr. Paul Psychas – USAID, Simon Kwakye – Director Internal Audit Division, Dr. N. A. Addo – National Aids Control Programme, Nana Aidan III, Mrs May Osae-Addae – Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Austin Arinze Obiefuna – Stop TB Ghana.

The Deputy Minister of Health launched the Stop TB News and also endorsed the call to stop TB with the other dignitaries and development partners. However, Dr. Frank Bonsu the Programme Manager, National TB Programme Ghana gave an overview of TB situation in the country with Dr. Badu Akosa the out-going Director, Ghana Health Service highlighting on the theme of year TB anywhere is TB everywhere.

The Stop TB Ghana Partnership had its representatives from all the Regions on the podium during the inauguration by the WHO Ghana Representative. The launching will follow with series of advocacy activities to create more awareness in the communities.


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