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A/R: GHS to distribute Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets to households in 41 districts

The Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) is set to embark on household mass distribution of Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs) in 41 districts of the region.

The move according to GHS is part of efforts to control malaria in the region and the country at large.

 GHS has observed that, the distribution is also geared towards replacing mosquito nets distributed by the programme three years ago with new nets to sustain the break in transmission of malaria-causing parasites from the female mosquito to humans

Registration of Beneficiaries

Addressing the media at launch of the distribution exercises, on Thursday June 6, 2024, the Ashanti Regional Director of Health, Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang said GHS will use five days for registration of households in the region

He revealed that, the registration will commence of June 7, and end on June 11 2024

Dr Tenkorang added that, the main distribution of Long-lasting Insecticidal Nets will follow right after the registration exercise

He however emphasized, the public will have to take their coupons to the various distribution points for their nets.

He indicated that the health officers upon receiving the coupons will give the individual the number of nets required per the data on the coupon free of charge.

Call on pregnant women sleep under mosquito net

Dr Emmanuel Tenkorang advised that everyone, especially pregnant women and children under five, sleep under treated mosquito nets to prevent malaria.

He added that, sleeping under mosquito net was one of the best ways to reduce malaria in the country

He however expressed his displeasure about how some people in their own way use the nets as the fence of their gardens, with others using them as fishing nets, and urged that the nets must be used for their intended purpose.

Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng

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