Mr Adams made the call when he addressed a durbar the Foundation organised at Breman Asarekowa near Nkuntanase in AOB District to commemorate World Malaria Day.

malariaThe Day on the theme: “End malaria for good,” was sponsored by Global Fund and supported by the AOB District Directorate of Ghana Health Service.

According to Mr Adams records at Our Lady of Grace Hospital in Breman Asikuma, indicated that malaria cases recorded at the facility dropped from 45 per cent in 2006-2008 to 29 per cent in 2012-2014.
He said malaria admission in the facility also reduced from 42 per cent in 2006-2008 to 27 per cent in 2012-2014 while malaria death declined from 32 per cent in 2006-2008 to 18 per cent in 2006-2014.
Mr Adams noted that malaria is very dangerous hence the need for people to strictly adhere to preventive measures and education given to them.

He said the signs and symptoms of malaria in adults include headache, shivering, general body pains, perspiration, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting and sometimes convulsion among children.

Mrs Gloria Arhin, AOB District Malaria Control Focal Person, asked the people to periodically destroy mosquito larvae and breeding places to prevent infection.

“Let us all join hands together to say good bye to malaria and mosquitoes. Together we can fight the malaria to make our country malaria free.”

Source; GNA

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