Malaria deaths down

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By Lorlornyofm October 10, 2018 13:44

Malaria deaths down

The National Malaria Control Programme has announced a reduction in malaria cases in the country largely due to the use of treated mosquito nets.

According to the Programme Manager of the Malaria Control Programme, Dr. Keziah Malm, malaria-related deaths have reduced from over 1000 to 599 in 2017 nationwide, as compared to the previous year.

She said the programme will intensify the net distribution campaign to further reduce malaria-related deaths.

Speaking to journalists in Kumasi, Dr. Malm said: “In 2017, we recorded just about 599 deaths, as compared to the previous year where we had over 1000 deaths in a year.

“We’ve seen an improvement in the cases that we are testing at our health facilities. We’re seeing a slight reduction in the cases that we are admitting as malaria in our health facilities.”

“My advice to people in the country is that malaria can kill, but malaria is preventable, and malaria is treatable. One of the ways we can prevent malaria is by sleeping in an insecticide-treated net and this would protect us from the bite of the mosquito which spreads malaria,” she added.

Source: Ghana/ClassFMonline.com/91.3FM

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By Lorlornyofm October 10, 2018 13:44
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