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Bong County conducts workshop on Surveillance Disease Response

In order to quickly combat surveillance diseases in Bong County, a weeklong Integrated Surveillance Disease Response workshop is currently taking place at the County Health Department of the Phebe Hospital in Suakoko, Bong County.

The training that commenced on Tuesday, 2 May has brought together 20 participants, including senior health officers, County Superintendent and Surveillance officers from across the county.

Speaking to this paper, the Surveillance Officer at the Bong County Health Department, Emmanuel Dweh, stressed that the training is aimed at ensuring that participants, especially health workers, are taught on the quick prevention of surveillance illnesses.

Mr. Dweh said , surveillance response is now a tradition at the Ministry of Health to make sure the deadly Ebola Virus Disease is not repeated. He disclosed that technical support is being provided by the World Bank.

The Bong County Surveillance Officer added that the county leadership is in attendance to enable them to lobby for financial and moral supports in case of any unexpected health crisis in Bong. Meanwhile, he is appealing to health surveillance officers attending the training to attach seriousness so that they could pass on knowledge acquired to their colleagues at places of work to maintain a healthy county.

By Papa Morris

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