Even though the last time Cholera showed its dirty face in the United Kingdom is over 100 years ago—we continue to battle this bacterial infection in Ghana in 2015.
To think of the cause makes it pathetic; it’s simply caused by filth—a clear indication that we live in filthy communities or we are dirty.
It was predictable that the recent Accra flood was going to leave us with Cholera because of the amount of garbage/filth that were washed up.
Yesterday, five new cases of cholera were recorded and doctors fear there could be more unreported cases. Doctors say the reported cases are linked to the dirty conditions residents and survivors of the the flood disaster have been living in.
“Over 11,000 cases of the water borne disease were recorded last year, which claimed the lives of over 100 people.
The Acting Metro Director of Health Services, Dr. George Mensah revealed this when Citi FM and other partners donated to some of the victims in Adabraka in Accra. “We do not want you to be part of the statistics so please…make sure you do the right things,” he advised.
Earlier, the Ministry of Health had said it was on alert and ready to prevent any possible cholera outbreak due to the recent flooding,” reports CitiFmOnline.
Where is Joselyn Dumas? It’s time to revive your cholera campaign…
But on a serious note, we need to be able to get rid of cholera—clean, clean, clean.