Ghana Launches Campaign to Deliver Insecticide-Treated Nets to Schoolchildren
There was overwhelming support on May 23, 2016, for the launch of the country-wide campaign to distribute insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to 1.2 million children in over 14,000 public and private primary schools in the Volta, Eastern, Central, Western, Ashanti, and Brong Ahafo regions of Ghana. The event took place at Odumase in the Lower Manya Municipality of the Eastern Region and was led by the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) of the Ghana Health Service and the Schools Health Program of the Ghana Education Service, in partnership with the VectorWorks project funded by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The event was well-attended with over 1,000 people present, including education and health officials, chiefs, queen mothers, parents, teachers, and schoolchildren.
For more information, read the blog post.