Thu, Dec 16, 2021
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The Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Malaria Control Bureau has distributed more than 101,000 long-lasting insecticide bed nets (LLIN) in communities across the municipality.
In an interview with Ghana News Agency during the exercise, Mr. Adom Frimpong, the focal point for malaria control in Kpone-Katamanso, said the distribution exercise had received massive support from residents.
He added that although the distribution exercise has ended, some local residents are still calling for their nets, saying such people will be taken care of when the time comes.
Mr. Frimpong explained that the long-lasting insecticide net (LLIN) is durable and can last about three years.
The city’s malaria focal point said the net could be repaired if it became damaged during use, and said residents could wash it and only reuse it about 20 times.
Mr Frimpong urged residents to expose the LLIN to open ventilation for around 48 hours before using it in their rooms, saying anyone could use the mesh with no ill effects.
He said more than 51,156 households within the community were targeted for distribution of the LLIN, adding that 255 field workers with 26 supervisors were deployed to oversee the process.