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Health Ministry pledges to eliminate malaria by 2030

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The Health Minister, Hon Kwaku Agyeman Manu has said his outfit will put a strategic plan to eliminate malaria in the country by 2030.

According to him, it is essential to scale up coverage of effective malaria interventions as well as develop and maintain effective surveillance to improve malaria prevention and control in Ghana.

At the opening session of the end malaria programme in Accra, Mr. Agyemang manu disclosed that the Ministry is trying all that possible to combat malaria and educating the public as well as creating awareness on the benefits of sleeping in the mosquito net.

He also stressed that, the malaria vaccine will help citizens to be able to eliminate malaria, so Ghana can be a malaria-free country.

WHO notes that Malaria remains one of the world’s leading killers, claiming the life of one child every two minutes.

Most of these deaths are in Africa, where more than 250 000 children die from the disease every year.

Children under age five are at the greatest risk of its life-threatening complications. Worldwide, malaria kills 435 000 people a year, most of them children.

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