Covid-19 in Ghana: Spotlight on Innovation

Afro Health Initiative
4 min readOct 19, 2020

Written by Ella Togun, Global Surgery, Program manager

Ghana is a West-African country with a population of 30.2 million people. The country’s index cases of the Covid-19 pandemic were announced on March 12.2020, by the health minister and were two people who returned to the country from Norway and Turkey. Since then, the cases in the country have grown to 47.310 (as of 19/10/20) with 310 deaths. (1,2)

Immediately after the announcement of the index cases, the government swung into action with the president announcing that…

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