MMDAs urged to channel malaria fund through GHS


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Institute of Social Research and Development (ISRAD),

The Institute of Social Research and Development (ISRAD), Ghana has said the 0.5 per cent funds from the District Response Initiative (DRI) be channeled through the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for the prevention of malaria

By Prosper K. Kuorsoh, GNA

Wa, Aug. 26, GNA –
The Institute of Social Research and Development (ISRAD), Ghana has said the
0.5 per cent funds from the District Response Initiative (DRI) be channeled
through the Ghana Health Service (GHS) for the prevention of malaria.

The Metropolitan,
Municipal and District Assemblies (MMDAs) per the guidelines for the
utilization of the District Assembly Common Fund (DACF) for 2016 fiscal year
are required to use half per cent (0.5%) of the DRI for the prevention of
malaria.

Mr Issah Hassan
Mubarack, the Regional Coordinator of ISRAD, during a media orientation in Wa,
said it is their belief that such funds if channeled through the GHS would be
better and effectively used for malaria prevention in the various districts.

He said it was for
this reason coupled with the waning donor support that ISRAD initiated the
“Advocacy for Malaria Stoppage (ARMS)” project to advocate for the judicious
use of government funds in the fight against malaria.

He said the project
would select five persons in six districts of every region of Ghana to advocate
for the release of such funds to the GHS.

Mr Abdul-Wahid
Dawono, Upper West Regional Deputy Health Promotion Officer, commended ISRAD
for the initiative and said it was in line with the five key areas of health
promotion.

Mr Salifu Regwan,
the Project Officer, called for effective media partnership to ensure the
effective implementation of the ARMS Project.

GNA


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