Dannex Limited has presented 25,000 pieces of ORS drugs worth $25,000 to the Liberian Embassy in Ghana to aid in fight against the deadly Ebola Virus.
The move forms part of efforts to whip-up corporate support in West Africa for Ebola-stricken countries.
Inspired by how ORS is reported to have saved an Ebola patient in Nigeria, the company is hopeful that some 500 patients in Liberia can benefit from the drugs.
Dr. Ada Igonoh of the First Consultants Hospital in Nigeria is reported to have been cured from Ebola after she kept drinking ORS fluid.
The signs of Ebola include fever, severe headache, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, or unexplained bleeding or bruising.
Dannex’s ORS is specially formulated to help replace fluid lost from the body through dehydration due to vomiting and diarrhea. According to the board Chairman of Dannex Limited, Nick Amartefio, “since ORS is so important for the recovery of people affected by the Ebola Virus and as the biggest manufacturer of ORS in Ghana, we needed to help.”
Mr. Amartefio said Ghana must prioritize the help it offers Liberia considering how quick the virus has been spreading across the sub-region.
The Managing Director of Dannex Limited, Yaw Opare Asamoah indicated that similar donations will be made to the Embassies of Sierra Leone and Guinea in Ghana.
The Charge D’Affairs of the Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Ghana, Musu J. Rhule expressed her appreciation to the company and called for more support to help fight the disease.
Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been struggling to contain the disease since it broke out in March this year and so far, over 4,000 lives have been lost to the disease.
By: Rabiu Alhassan/