Aflao Border

Aflao Border

A Port Health Unit has opened at the Aflao Border, in accordance with the international health regulation of 2005.

The international health regulation is to enable nations to achieve health security pertaining to disease surveillance and control, food safety and hygiene, environment and conveyance in vehicles and vector control across the border.

Consequently, a vaccination centre against yellow fever, cerebro-spinal meningitis (CSM), Hepatitis B and cholera has been established at the border.

With the Ketu South Municipal Hospital at Aflao designated as a referral point for the treatment of infected travelers.

32 Ghanaians were deported from South Africa and three each from China and Ethiopia in 2012 for not holding valid vaccination certificates hence travelers without vaccination certificates could be sanctioned.

The Ketu South Municipal Director of Health Services, Mr. Joseph Kwami Degley, appealed to travelers to co-operate with port health officials towards the delivery of quality health services at the border.

Source: Andrew Nettey

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