Wednesday, 10 June 2015
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Students of the Hohoe midwifery college in the Volta region are heaving a sigh of relief following news of the suspension of the planned Ebola vaccine trial at the school, StarrFMonline.com has gathered.

The school had been earmarked for the exercise.

A cash reward of GHc 200 and a mobile phone had been set aside for students who would have volunteered as ‘guinea pigs’ for the exercise.

Government Wednesday ordered the suspension of the experiment after intense public outcry over the matter.

The directive comes few days after the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) defended its decision to approve the trial in Ghana.

At a press conference in Accra, officials of the ethics committee of the FDA said the vaccine trial was necessary for the global fight against the deadly disease.

Efforts by Ghanaian health authorities to sneak the trial into to the country was uncovered through an investigation by StarrFMonline.com.

Many organisations including, the Volta regional branch of the NDC have spoken against the exercise.

Members of Parliament have roundly condemned the move. #NambePatrickGH
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