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The European Union (EU) on Tuesday said it would contribute 600,000 euros (672,000 U.S. dollars) to a new multi-donor humanitarian project in Ghana to help prevent outbreaks of cholera. cholera
The West African country recorded 500 cholera cases last year.
“This is especially important at a time the country is dealing with the consequences of major flooding, which increases the risks of cholera resurgence,” the EU Delegation to Ghana said in a release copied to Xinhua.
Cholera is a bacterial disease that is spread usually by eating contaminated food or drinking contaminated water.
The one-year project, funded by the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO), aims at reducing mortality and morbidity due to cholera in the most affected and risky regions in Ghana.
It will be implemented by the International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC) and the Ghanaian national society, which will deploy 50 preparedness teams and 12 response teams to support seven public health care centers in several areas in the Greater Accra Region.
Ghana recorded a total of 28,975 cases of cholera with 243 deaths at the end of 2014, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report. Enditem

-Xinhua

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