The refresher sensitization workshop is to urge the CBAs to carry out house-to-house sensitization visits in all thirteen (13) communities in the district on malaria interventions, identify pregnant women within the communities and follow up on intermittent preventive treatment for them.
In her address, the District Disease Control Officer, Madam Christine Attachey, said the workshop seeks to increase awareness and knowledge of the entire population on malaria detection, prevention and control so as to improve and correct the use of all interventions by 2020.
“We want to provide appropriate diagnosis to all malaria cases in accordance with treatment guidelines by 2020,” she said.
On his part, the Executive Director of GOSANET Foundation, Mr. Samuel Yao Atidzah, said the workshop is timely since it will help review the malaria situation within the Adaklu District, increase the awareness on healthcare delivery, review the phase one of the project as well plan for the phase two of the project.
He reiterated the foundation’s commitment to deepening the sensitization program through malaria education talks, sensitization activities in schools, churches, mosques and market places.
In all, there were five (5) community durbars held at Adaklu Goefe, Hlihave, Kpetsu, Kpatove and Anfoe. The Adaklu Anfoe D/A JHS, Adaklu Anfoe E. P Primary School as well as Adaklu Kpetsu Primary and JHS benefited from the malaria sensitization program.
Source: Globalfmonline.com/105.1/ Richard Atsu