Health news from Thursday, December 16, 2021
The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Malaria Control Bureau has distributed more than 101,000 Long Lasting Insecticide (LLIN) mosquito nets to communities across the community.
In an interview with the Ghana News Agency during the exercise, Mr. Adom Frimpong, the Kpone-Katamanso Malaria Control Focal Person, said the distribution exercise received massive support from residents.
He added that even though the distribution exercise has ended, some residents are still calling for their nets, saying that these people will be looked after in due course.
Mr. Frimpong stated that the Long Lasting Insecticide Net (LLIN) is long-lived and could last for about three years.
The city malaria contact said the net could be repaired if it were damaged while in use, and said residents could only wash and reuse it about 20 times.
Mr Frimpong urged residents to expose the LLIN to open ventilation for about 48 hours before using it in their rooms, saying that anyone could use the network without any adverse effects.
He said more than 51,156 households within the community have been targeted for the distribution of the LLIN, adding that 255 field workers with 26 supervisors have been assigned to oversee the process.