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30-Sep-2014  
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The United Nations Mission on Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) team has clarified that Ebola affected patients will not be treated in Ghana despite establishing a Mission in the country.

The head of the UNMEER team, Anthony Banbury who addressed the media in Accra on Tuesday allayed fears about the safety of Ghanaians because of the establishment of the mission in the country saying “Ghana is not at risk.”

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia South, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh had raised concerns about the establishment of the UN’s mission in Ghana claiming they could import the deadly disease into the country.

He also argued that the UN could donate monies to the Ebola stricken countries instead of establishing the mission in Ghana to battle the disease.

Established just more than a week ago by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNMEER is the first-ever UN health emergency response mission.It seeks to harness the capabilities and competencies of all the relevant UN actors under a unified operational structure to ensure a rapid, effective, efficient and coherent response to Ebola.

About two hundred and fifty (250) UN personnel have been deployed, out of which one hundred (100) will be operating from Ghana.

Mr. Banbury added that their priority will be to keep all their staff healthy.

“We are putting in place stringent measures and precautionary standards, UNMEER will have an even higher standard…which will be rigidly applied,” he added.
 
 
 
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