A Midwifery Officer at Brakwa Health Center Madam Janet Debrah has urged Ghanaians to always ensure environmental cleanliness to enable them stay free from diseases, especially malaria.
“This is the most effective way which, when adopted, will help us avoid diseases,” she said.
Madam Debrah made the call when she addressed a forum on malaria prevention organized by Youth As A Mission Development Association an NGO at Brakwa.
The programme was a follow up of training the Central Region Collation of Non-Governmental Organizations organised for Community Based Volunteers in the area to be at the forefront to help reduce malaria.
Madam Debrah advised the people to always ensure environmental cleanliness by regularly distilling gutters, weeding their surroundings, burying empty containers to destroy mosquitoes’ breeding grounds and habitats.
“Malaria is most dangerous and fast killer disease in the society, we must join hands together to ensure we drive it away,” she said.
Madam Debrah said the World Health Organisation (WHO), Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service have recommended Artesunate and Amodiaquine combined as the most effective drug for treatment of malaria.
Mr Daniel Baaka, Executive Director of the Youth As A Mission Development Association said similar forums have been held at Kweku Boah, Adu Kwaa, Domeabra and Kokoso all in Asikuma-Odoben Brakwa District.