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Nov 17, 2011

1,360,000 NETS FOR WESTERN REGION


Dr. (Mrs.) Linda Vanotoo, the Western Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service, says the Ghana Health Services (GHS), in collaboration with UNICEF and other agencies, is distributing a total of 1,360,000 Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) in the Western Region.

According to her, the GHS has trained volunteers who will go from door-to-door, to hang the nets for those who have registered, especially pregnant women and children under five years, for protection against malaria.

 Dr Vanotoo disclosed this at Western Region during the launch and advised the people not to take malaria for granted, since it is a deadly disease.

 She said staff of the service has been trained to be able to diagnose malaria and offer treatment, adding that this will help reduce the high rate and devastating effect of malaria.

 Dr. Vanotoo, therefore, advised the people, especially pregnant women and children under five years, to make sure that they always slept under the nets.

 Dr. Iyabode Olusanmi, a UNICEF Representative, congratulated the Aboaboso community for accepting to use the nets, since malaria is one of the four killer diseases claiming the lives of many people.

Source: ISD