Strengthen Primary Healthcare to Delivery Quality Malaria Services

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25th April was World Malaria Day under the theme “Ready to Beat Malaria”. The day was commemorated globally with various events. In Ghana the day was marked by several events to raise awareness and engender commitment by policymakers and other stakeholders to reduce the burden of malaria.

At this time, it is useful to reflect on our country situation and national efforts at reducing the morbidity and mortality attributable to malaria.

It has been estimated that about 40% of the world’s population live in malaria endemic regions. Approximately 90% of deaths attributable to malaria occur in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is endemic in all regions of Ghana, which means that everybody is susceptible to malaria infection. The incidence of malaria still accounts for 30% of all outpatient attendance with the most vulnerable groups being children under-5 years of age and pregnant women. READ MORE…

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