Health News of 2014-08-13

Ebola, Cholera scare: Ghanaians urged to call Healthline 255 for information

Vodafone Ghana, the telecommunication service provider through its Foundation, has called on Ghanaians to call its HealthLine 255, a medical call centre, for information on Cholera and the Ebola Virus Disease.

The medical call centre, which is run by doctors and nurses, is powered by the world’s best triage system, which guarantees accurate medical advice.

Gayheart Mensah, Head of External Affairs at Vodafone Ghana said, since timely access to information is key to a quality and responsive healthcare system, Vodafone want to empower people with accurate information on Cholera and Ebola.

“We have health professionals at the medical call centre to answer questions on these diseases. Expert medical advice is just a phone call away and we encourage everyone to take advantage,” he added.

He explained that the Healthline 255 operates daily from 1600 hours to 2200 hours, including Sundays, and the company is anticipating anywhere between 500 calls daily. Vodafone subscribers should dial 255 to access health information.

Since its inception by the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Healthline 255 has provided credible factual information and medical support to thousands of Ghanaians on a number of health issues.

Source: graphic.com.gh
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