Pregnant women in Garu and Tempane Disticts educated on malaria prevention


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By Jerry Azanduna, GNA

Garu (UER), Oct. 26, GNA – Pregnant women from
39 communities in the Garu, Tempane and some surrounding communities in the
Bawku area in the Upper East Region, have been sensitized on malaria control.

The malaria sensitization programme, held at a
Community durbar in Garu on Friday, was targeted pregnant women and children
less than five years. It was to remind women, espe

By Jerry Azanduna, GNA

Garu (UER), Oct. 26, GNA – Pregnant women from
39 communities in the Garu, Tempane and some surrounding communities in the
Bawku area in the Upper East Region, have been sensitized on malaria control.

The malaria sensitization programme, held at a
Community durbar in Garu on Friday, was targeted pregnant women and children
less than five years. It was to remind women, especially pregnant mothers on
the need to live in a clean environment so as to limit mosquito bites.

It was organized by Wuso Forn Tau, a health
oriented Non-Governmental Organization working to promote and sustain health
development in the rural settings. 

Alhaji Seidu Alhassan, the Executive Director
of the NGO, addressing the durbar of mothers, pregnant women and fathers, urged
them to invest in their health and not see it as a waste of time and money.

He told the pregnant women that it was
beneficial to adhere to instructions on their medication so as to avoid malaria
and urged them to attend antenatal regularly.

 The
organization was formed in 2007 and is affiliated with the Ghana Coalition of
NGO’s on malaria control and other diseases such as Tuberculosis.

It is being funded by the National Malaria
Control Programme and has been working with the Garu District Health Management
Team, Alhaji Alhassan said.

The community members commended the
organization for its effort in supporting them to reduce the malaria menace in
their communities and assured it they would comply with the instructions in
respect to fighting malaria and other diseases.

GNA


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