There is a reduction in malaria cases in the country, the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) has announced.
According to them, the feat is as a result of the high patronage of treated mosquito nets.
Speaking to journalists in Kumasi, Programme Manager of NMCP, Dr. Keziah Malm, recorded cases of malaria-related deaths in 2017 had seen a reduction by almost 50%
The National Malaria Control Programme has announced a reduction in malaria cases in the country largely due to the patronage of treated mosquito nets.
“…we’ve seen 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.” she said
“In 2017 we recorded just about 599 deaths as compared to the previous year where we had over 1000 deaths in a year.” Dr. Malm added.
Dr. Keziah Malm further advised Ghanaians to sleep in treated mosquito nets so as to further reduce malaria cases.
“My advise 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.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in Africa.