Ada East District begins distribution of Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets

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Distribution Nets
Distribution Nets

The Ada East District Diseases Control Office has started the distribution of 53,350 pieces of Long-Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) to registered members.

About 94,890 residents from 20,087 households would benefit from the initiative.

Mr Prince Bawuah, Ada East District Diseases Control Officer, told the Ghana News Agency during the distribution that the Ministry of Health collaborated with partners to reduce the burden of malaria through the registration and distribution of free LLINs.

He expressed concern about the low usage of LLINs despite their availability.

Mr Bawuah said the low usage had resulted in increases in malaria cases this year and urged the public to endeavour to use the LLINs as the benefits far outweighed the inconveniences.

He called on all residents of participation regions and districts to patronize the exercise.

Ghana has, in the past, distributed nets to pregnant women and children under five.

Currently, the country has adopted the universal coverage policy of LLIN distribution.

This approach has ensured that one LLIN is distributed to every two people in a household.

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