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Malaria Partners International In Ghana

by | Jun 16, 2021

Malaria Partners International In Ghana 

 

Globally, Ghana ranks 8th in malaria incidence per 100,000 residents. Due to the high number of cases and the overall burden of malaria, the Rotary Club of Weija West is taking the lead to bring resources to Ghana through Malaria Partners International (MPI).    

The District Governor of Rotary District 9102 has endorsed the MPI initiative. The next step for leadership in Rotary Weija West is to support a larger project, with added partners and communities. This initiative will train Community Health Workers who will do testing, treating of malaria, and train community residents in prevention and how to seek treatment against this deadly disease. 

In the community of Tuba, a small village on the outskirts of the capitol, the Rotary Club of Weija West have performed Indoor Residual Spraying for homes of residents to eliminate mosquitos indoors.  Each spraying project was performed on World Malaria Day, April 25th, in 2020 and 2021.  Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Weija West has engaged with community leaders in Tuba, employees of the Ghana East Regional Health Infrastructure, Ghana Health Service, volunteers in the village and a local Rotaract Club, as well as the Achimota Rotary Club. 

After the first year of indoor residual spraying, the local clinic reported a nearly 50% decrease in malaria cases among residents from Tuba.   

 

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