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Children in Upper West using mosquito nets for fishing

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Child labourSome children at Karni, in the Lambussie-Karni District of the Upper West Region have been spotted using Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLINs) for fishing, during a monitoring exercise by the Regional Health Promotion Team.

The Team also discovered poor handling of the LLINs by some individuals while others have   but kept the nets nicely in their rooms without using them for the intended purpose.

Mr Daniel Yeboah, Regional Health Promotion Officer made this known during a meeting with media practitioners on post LLIN campaign activities in the Region.

He said these negative observations had caused the Regional Health Administration to put in measures such as training of teachers as well as the School Health Education Programme.

Mr Yeboah said the Health Promotion Unit would continue to use radio drama, discussions and promotional jingles to educate the people on the appropriate use of the nets.

Dr Kofi Issah, Deputy Regional Director of Health Services in charge of Public Health urged the media to help spread the message on the effective use of the nets.

Mrs Justina Zoyah, Regional Disease Control Officer who spoke on the Meningitis ‘A’ Vaccine said Lawra, Nadowli and Wa East districts fell below the 90 per cent target.

She said a total of 149 Adverse Effects Following Immunisation were recorded after the exercise leading to two deaths.

Source: GNA

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