Outbreak of Pneumococcal Meningitis is due to climate change

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The Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] says the recent outbreak of pneumococcal meningitis may be worse in subsequent years due to the effect of climate change in Ghana.

According to Dr.Emmanuel Tachie- Obeng, National focal point person for climate change at EPA, pneumococcal meningitis is a climate change induced disease as a result of high temperature.

Dr. Tachie – Obeng said this in an interview with the media after a sensitization program on Ghana’s Intended Nationally Determined Contribution[INDC] at Koforidua Polythechnic.He said Ghana needs 22.6 billion dollars fund investment from domestic and international public and private sources to finance and implement its climate mitigation and adaptation medium term development agenda.

 

The Assembly member for Owabi Electoral Area in the Atwima Nwabiagya District, Hon.Ebenezer Twumasi has a matter of urgency called on all Ghanaians to keep proper sanitation practices.

He said this at a commission of a KVIP at Bokankye today.

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