As part of efforts to drive Tuberculosis away from most of the region in Ghana, the Management of science for health MSH in partnership with the National Tuberculosis control programme (NTP), WHO and KNC has held TB 1-Ghana project meeting to mark the celebration in Accra.
The meeting attracted many health nurses and the TB Control Board to discuss the get TB out of Ghana after the 4 years experience project which ends 24th December 2014.
In an interview with the Senior Technical Advisor, TB, MSH, Dr. Berhanemeskal Assefa, disclosed that the project over the past years had been tremendous stating that there is the need for the TB control board to intensify it's capacity building efforts.
According to him studies show that 60% with TB symptoms seek help from their health centers inasmuch as 10% were on Total treatment.
Touching on the challenges Dr. Berhanemeskal said patient with TB visit health facilities late others are found in Church comb seeking prayer which has contributed to more death of TB patience.
He said the attitude of Ghanaians taken sickness and disease to church comp for assistance most stop for the development of individuals health and save the rate of death cases recorded in the country.
He noted that there is the need to work towards awareness creation and mobilization to inform citizen especially persons with Tb that, treatment of cases is free of charge there patient must attentively visit the nearest health center for treatment.
He expressed the hopes that TB treatment will be made available in the country though the fight of TB cases at the international level was also critical.
“If Ghanaians can bring the change we should not depend on Government's full assistance for all health cases because we have received great responses from collaborated health centers and personnel who offered willingly to treat some of these cases as such,” the doctor said.
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