TIM Africa Aid Ghana, a health-related non-governmental organisation, has held a day’s stakeholders meeting on malaria at Tepa in the Ahafo Ano North District.
The meeting was to create the necessary awareness about the disease, with a view to adopting measures to reduce its spread in the district.
The participants included community leaders, social groups and chiefs.
A Resource Person of Tim Africa, Mr Agyemang Duah, who presented the malaria situation in Ghana, said the rate of the disease was increasing by the day.
He stated that about 44 per cent of all cases reported at the hospitals were malaria, adding, “The irony of the situation was that most of the victims were women and children”.
Mr Duah said the organisation was determined to do everything possible to help in reducing the incidence of malaria in the district.
Consequently, he urged all and sundry to come together to fight the disease by observing personal and environmental hygiene.
The Executive Director of Tim Aid Ghana, Mr Isaac Kwabena Kakpeibe, stated that awareness creation was good, but the most important thing was for the people to put what they knew into practice.
The Deputy District Co-ordinating Director, Mr Oliver Opoku, commended the organisation for its initiative.
He also urged the people to register with the National Health Insurance Scheme since there were a lot of benefits to be derived from the scheme.