The Health Directorate of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) in conjunction with International SOS marked this year’s World Malaria Day Celebration under the theme: Advance equity, build resilience end malaria’ at the forecourt of the La Multi-Purpose Market in the Greater Region.Responding to questions, the director of La Dade-Kotopon Municipal Health Directorate Dr Adwoa Wilson said the world Malaria Day is remembered worldwide yearly on 25th April to recount the achievements and challenges in the fight against malaria globally.

She mentioned that malaria is a disease that affects all populations and is of great concern to many countries mostly African countries as they struggle to reduce its burden on the general population.

According to Dr Adwoa Wilson, children below the ages of five years and pregnant women are at a greater risk of the ailment. The health director stated that the goal for the celebration was to raise awareness on the urgent need for action and targeted scale-up of existing and new tools, such as new long lasting and insecticide treated nets and the RTS, S vaccine as well as data –led strategies.

Rendering her account, Dr Adwoa Wilson, the municipal health director said 127 people screened for various health conditions including malaria, blood pressure, HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 vaccination, and child growth monitoring. She said, all positive clients were counselled and referred to the La Polyclinic for case management.

Dr Adwoa Wilson urged the participants to avoid self-medication, which she described as very dangerous. 

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