The National Malaria Campaign Program Manager Dr. Constance Bart-Plange has entreated students to place value on the use of insecticide treated nets.
Speaking at the launch of the Free Insecticide Treated Net Distribution campaign in The Teshie Southern Cluster of Schools in Accra on Monday, Dr. Bart-Plange explained that children suffering from malaria also lacked concentration adding that children suffering from malaria stood the risk of suffering academically if not well treated effectively.
“if you get malaria and don’t treat it well it can affect your brain, what you call cerebrum malaria, and if you are fortunate to recover it affects the brain, you can end up having epilepsy. Do you know what epilepsy is? When people have epilepsy and they are running away from there, malaria can make you get that. I can also cause you to be so absent minded that in school teacher will keep saying that you are not paying attention, you are not paying attention but it may be due to the malaria”, she said.
According to the manager, the rationale behind giving out the nets to pupils of class 2 and class 6 was that the mosquito nets were usually shared for kids while in class two and since the insecticide in the nets lasts up to three years, it is assumed that students in class 6 should be the other first after receiving the nets while in class.
“In class two, those in class six when you get the net, what are you going to do about it? You will sleep in it? Are you promising? Good, we are distributing them to class two because we are assuming that when you were a child and you went to child welfare clinic you received mosquito nets, your mother received them for you. That time you may have been just about two and a half years old, and the mosquito net lifespan is about four years. So by the time you get to class. to when you are about six years old the mosquito net where you receive may be damaged that is why we distribute them to class two and then from class two it takes four years, so by the time you get to class six the net would have been damaged, so we give to class six. That is why we distribute the nets to class two and class six, now you understand”, she added.
About 1.6 million insecticide treated mosquito nets will be distributed to primary classes 2 and 6 in 23,000 primary schools in the nine regions of the country. The insecticide nets which are distributed to the pupils in basic school is under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development’s free LLINS distribution campaign Program.
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