Eight Shenzhen doctors and a doctor from Guangzhou are in Ghana leading the third Chinese medical team in in that country assisting other international medical workers to stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
“We are working in the teaching hospital in Accra," said Yan Hong, the leader of the Chinese medical team in Ghana. "It is one of the hospitals designated by the Ghana Ministry of Health to receive Ebola patients,” said Yan.
Although Ghana Has not had any cases of Ebola so far, the risk is still high since it is located near three epidemic areas. The Chinese experts will assist in distributing medical supplies, training local medical workers to properly use those supplies and teaching them preventive measures.
Chinese residents in Ghana are estimated to be more than 50,000. The medical team will also help them with disease prevention and control. Last week, Chinese experts held a series of lectures and gave out free medical supplies.
According to the most recent statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO), Ebola in West Africa continues to escalate, with 2,240 cases and 1,229 deaths reported in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone.