The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has today completed the distribution of over 45,000 treated mosquito nets to the residents of the Asutifi North District in the Brong Ahafo region.
The programme which was supervised by the District Health Directorate for a week (4th to 11th September 2018) recorded 96 percent attendance per the total registration of residents.
The nets were given to the people within four zones namely Kenyasi Number 1, Kenyasi Number 2, Goamu and Ntotroso, all within the District.
According to the Executives of the health directorate, the exercise went on well as expected and planned because most residents trooped in for the nets with their codes.
The purpose of the nets is to reduce the number of malaria cases recorded at health centres in the district which is a threat to the nation per research.
Education on how beneficiaries must use the nets was given at all distribution points with demonstrations on fixing the nets.
Aside this, residents were advised against using the nets for unintended purposes (e.g farming activities) as the nets were provided through donor efforts.