AGA extends malaria control programme | Regional News 2013-02-19Posted: February 26, 2013
More than 1.3 million people in 12 districts across the Upper East and Ashanti regions benefited from AGA Malaria programmes in 2012. Over 570,000 structures were sprayed in the last six months. In 2013, AGA Malaria is extending the programme to the West and Upper West regions, reaching an estimated further 1.2 million people. By the end of 2013 the programme should reach 22 districts, including additional areas in the Upper East region. With $133 million funding from the Global Fund, after five years AGA Malaria should be spraying in 40 districts and municipalities in malaria endemic areas, most in northern regions of Ghana.
The AGA Malaria programme has created significant local employment opportunities for residents of the beneficiary districts. In 2012, over 750 people were trained and employed to run the programme. In 2013, AGA Malaria is looking at employing and training an additional 1,400 staff. The number of employees should rise to over 3000 by end 2015.