GHS begins household registration for LLIN in Greater Accra

Dr Charity Sarpong

Dr Charity Sarpong

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has launched the distribution of the Long Lasting Insecticides Net (LLIN) to households in the Greater Accra Region.

The exercise which forms part of the Point Mass Distribution (PMD) campaign  begun yesterday  with  the registration of households that is expected to end on November 12.

Speaking at a press briefing in Accra, Greater Accra Regional Director of Health Services, Dr Charity Sarpong, urged households within the capital to ensure they were registered to receive their nets during the distributions.

She said it was important for people to participate in the registration as it would reflect the number of nets to be distributed.

Dr Sarpong explained that after registration, a code would be given to households to indicate the number of nets that a household would receive during the distribution.

“No Registration, No Code, No Code, No Nets. This is as simple as that and therefore ask all households to take note of the dates for registration and be available for the exercise,” she explained.

“We also appeal to households in gated communities to give access to personnel who would come around to help with the registration,” she stressed.

Dr Sarpong said, the directorate was working hard to reduce malaria cases drastically and that the LLIN would go a long way to achieve that goal.

She indicated that there had been some remarkable reduction in malaria cases with the use of the LLIN, adding that they would continue to work harder to eventually eliminate malaria.

Mrs Dorothy Agudey, Regional Malaria Focus Person, who gave an overview of the PMD Campaign 2018 said they had trained registration assistants to ensure a smooth exercise.

She added that, they also had stakeholder meetings, planning meetings and social and behaviour change communication to prepare for the task ahead.

Mrs Agudey said they were committed to ensuring that all households in the region and beyond, received the nets to protect, especially women and children against malaria.

BY BERNARD BENGHAN

 

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