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Current Issue - GWER Volume 3 Week 11 (March 18 2018)

The total all-cause weekly notifiable disease morbidity for the week (as per IDSR Weekly Summary Reporting Form) was 1,319 with three deaths; maternal death (1), meningitis (1) and Human rabies (1). Acute watery diarrhoea in persons aged >5 years was the highest proportion of cases reported and contributed 57.4 % of the notifiable diseases case load during Week 11 (See Annex 1, summary of reported cases/deaths) Read more

In this issue


  • Nandom in Upper West Region hits epidemic threshold for meningitis
  • 62% of all confirmed meningitis cases were caused by Streptococcus pneumonae
  • The overall Timeliness and Completeness of reporting by regions were 95.6% and 98.4% respectively

The total number of expected reports based on the District Health Information Management System (DHIMS) for the Week was 5,831, out of which 5,575 (95.6%) and 5,735 (98.4%) were documented for Timeliness and Completeness of reporting respectively.

Eastern and Northern regions both recorded 100% for both timeliness and completeness of reporting. Greater Accra region recorded the lowest score for timeliness (68.9%) as well as completeness (88.3%)

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Nandom in Upper West Region hits epidemic threshold for meningitis
  2. 62% of all confirmed meningitis cases were caused by Streptococcus pneumonae
  3. The overall Timeliness and Completeness of reporting by regions were 95.6% and 98.4% respectively

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