Mosquito nets distributed in Accra

Insecticide-treated mosquito nets are being distributed door-to-door in Accra by the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate as part of the Better Ghana Agenda to battle malaria.

The Long Lasting Insecticides Treated Nets (LLIN) campaign, which includes a public awareness programme, is viewed as crucial in Ghana's quest to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in particular its aim to reduce infant mortality.    

The deputy regional minister of greater Accra Issac Vanderpuiye said that the country's health ministry, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme, is working to ensure that all children under five years and pregnant women have access to the mosquito nets.

In recent years there has been a continuing drop in reported cases of malaria thanks to the provision of nets, use of insecticides and education programmes.