Indoor residual spraying in the Upper West region has come to end following the end of spraying activities in the upper west region and other parts of the country.
This was contained in a release sent to the GNA on 10th June 2019 where it indicated 1,023,441 and 1,229,128 rooms and population was sprayed.
The release said “The 2019 spraying started on March 15th and ended on May 31st spanning 11 weeks of active deposit of insecticide on the walls on rooms. The targeted rooms and population as per our 2019 operational plan are 1,023,441 and 1,229, 128 respectively. At the end of the eleven (11) weeks of spray, a total of 1,048,990 out of the 1,023,441 targeted rooms were covered. This represents 102.5% In terms of population, a total of 1,107,998 people are covered out of the targeted 1,229, 128 populations which represents approximately 91%”.
The challenge of not finding people at home when the spray team visited their communities was paramount among the reasons we could not reach everybody.
“Out of the population covered, 49.45% are males and 50.55% females. 2.84% of the females protected are pregnant. It is worthy to note that 11.85% of the total population protected is under the age of 5 years. In order to have effective community protection, we needed to cover at least 85% of available rooms and population”.
Aga Malaria Control limited brought to an end it’s 3-month house-to-house spraying operations in the Sissala East in a bid to tackle malaria spread in every part of Ghana.
Speaking during a meeting held on May 31, 2019, at the municipal assembly to mark the end of its operations, Mr Piku Dawuda explained and refuted claims that the organization normally recruits fresh people every year outside of the area where they operate. He “when they want to embark on the exercise an announcement is normally made to pick people to fill in vacancies of those operators that exit from the programme. Management assured to work with the communities henceforth.