The Ashanti Region has recorded 8 polio cases. The circulating Vaccine Derived Poliovirus Type 2 (Cvdpv2) was recorded in 6 districts this year.
The last time the whole country recorded a polio outbreak was 2008. The regional duty health director in charge of public health Dr. Yaw Ofori Yeboah said they will start polio immunization exercise in the Ashanti region district from 10 September 2020
The immunization exercise will target 1,184,860 children below 5 years and not only in the Ashanti Region but also the central region, the Greater Accra Region, Western Region, and the eastern region as well.