Ghana to reduce malaria mortality by 90 percent by 2035

Malaria Vaccination
Malaria Vaccination

Ghana is committed to reducing malaria mortality by 90 percent by 2035, a senior health official said here Sunday on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

“Malaria elimination is possible and critical for fighting against other current and future diseases,” Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, director general of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) said in a press release.

In the face of COVID-19 pandemic, we must do more to protect everyone from malaria and made tremendous efforts in fighting against the disease, he added.

Malaria is a common disease in Ghana, but Malaria-related admissions fell by 27.8 percent for all ages from 2012 to 2020, according to the GHS.

Malaria fatality rate among children under five years also decreased from 0.6 percent in 2012 to 0.1 percent in 2020, it added.

The Ghana health agency said eight people died every day from malaria in 2012 but the figure has dropped to one person a day in 2020. Enditem

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