Awutu Senya District implement Malaria vaccine

Must Read

Maintain them -Vice President demands as 75 buses, 5 pickups are distributed to Senior High Schools

By Mercy Darko Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has handed over another 75 buses and 5 pick-ups to some selected Senior...

Parliament shoots down another €75m loan for Covid-19 health response Ghana Project … Finance Minister summoned over COVID funds

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH Parliament of Ghana on Thursday, May, 26th, 2022 shot down a 75 million Euros loan agreement between...

AfDB Board of Governors call on President Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House

By Bright Ntramah President Akufo-Addo has appealed to the board of governors to the African Development Bank (AfDB), to support...

The Awutu Senya Health Centre in Awutu Bereku in the Awutu Senya District of the Central region, is implementing the Malaria Vaccine RTS,S, or Mosquirix. The health centre serves over 30 communities in the Awutu Bereku catchment area in the Central Region.

In 2019, the Centre recorded 603 under five malaria cases, 710 cases in 2020 and 311 for the first quarter of 2021.

The Malaria Vaccine is an add-on, to the numerous malaria interventions being implemented by the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) and its partners in Ghana.

Introduced in 2019, the vaccine is being piloted in 7 selected regions in the country.

It is administered to babies at 6 months, 7 months, 9 months and 24 months. RTS,S is the first, and to date the only, vaccine that has demonstrated it can significantly reduce malaria in children. However, the challenge is the prompt and continuous visit by caregivers to the health post for the third and fourth dose.

Another selected Health Centre for the vaccine is the Bawjiase policlinic in the Awutu Senya East District of the Central Region.

The facility which is the only Government Health Centre in Awutu Bawjiase serves over 80 communities from Ofaakor, Bawjiase, Swedru, Senya and some adjoining communities from Adeiso.

The centre which used to record positive under five malaria cases in the thousands now records cases in the hundreds.

Authorities say malaria death rates have gone down with the use of various malaria interventions.

For the health directors in the district, the vaccine should be implemented in other districts.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Maintain them -Vice President demands as 75 buses, 5 pickups are distributed to Senior High Schools

By Mercy Darko Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has handed over another 75 buses and 5 pick-ups to some selected Senior...

Parliament shoots down another €75m loan for Covid-19 health response Ghana Project … Finance Minister summoned over COVID funds

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH Parliament of Ghana on Thursday, May, 26th, 2022 shot down a 75 million Euros loan agreement between the government of Ghana and...

AfDB Board of Governors call on President Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House

By Bright Ntramah President Akufo-Addo has appealed to the board of governors to the African Development Bank (AfDB), to support efforts aimed at transforming the...

Nkoranza Update: Police entreat families, media to exercise restraint as investigations continue

By Samuel Ayammah The Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DCOP, Kwesi Fori, says the IGP and his team have requested the...

“Adamant” Adwoa Safo flexes muscle …snubs Privileges Committee

By: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH Member of Parliament (MP), for Dome-Kwabenya Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, Madam Sarah Adwoa Safo has put deaf ears to the...

More Articles Like This