allAfrica.com: Ghana: Two Million Malaria Cases Recorded in Ashanti in 2011

Mrs. Aba-Wilmurt Marfo, Executive Member of the NMCP, said it was the expectation of the national body that the effects of malaria on the lives of Ghanaians would be reduced by 75% by the year 2015, under the new programme.

Mrs. Aba-Wilmurt said one of the major setbacks responsible for the low patronage of treated nets was the fact that some households did not know how to hang the nets in their rooms, let alone, maintain, and this, she said, prompted the launch of the Door-to-Door and Hang-Up campaign, which involves the use of volunteers within communities to assist in the hanging up of the nets.

She noted, amongst other things, that strategies adopted for the programme include the training of registration volunteers, training of logisticians, and orientation of hang-up volunteers, advocacy with leaders, and community radio and mobile van announcements.

via allAfrica.com: Ghana: Two Million Malaria Cases Recorded in Ashanti in 2011.

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