Today is World Malaria Day.

The day is an occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

Speaking in Accra, the Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme, Dr Keziah Malm urged Ghanaians to make proper use of available malaria interventions to reduce the high rate of infections and death.

She noted that malaria is still a disease of significant public health importance in Ghana, with high morbidity and infection rates, and that although deaths, through the disease, have reduced considerably, there is still a long way to go.

Dr. Malm indicated the need for personal and stakeholder responsibilities towards the acceleration of the pace to prevent and eradicate the disease in Ghana.

She said Ghana is still at the malaria control phase, yet to move to the pre-elimination, elimination and then eradication stages.

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