The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has handed over health equipment including 14 pieces of tablets, 13 pieces of laptops, 12 pieces of Blood pressure Monitors, and 3 Ambulances to the Port Health Unit of the Ghana Health Service. The donation forms part of the organization’s aim to improve border facilitation and strengthen border public health capacities in West Africa. It also forms part of their response to Infectious Diseases such as COVID-19. The project is targeted at points of entry in Côte D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, and Benin.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye in his remarks stated that the health equipment and the Ambulances will enhance the border services in the country. He also noted that border control and port health is a very important aspect of international health regulations and said the items will be put to proper use and provide protection, not for only Ghana but the entire West Africa.

In Ghana, the targeted borders are the Paga-Dakota border linking Burkina Faso, the Noé- Elubo border that links the country to Côte D’Ivoire, and the Aflao-Kodjoviakopé border joining Togo.