The nationwide mosquito control training program, organized by the vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Ltd., in partnership with the Ministry of Health ended in the Eastern regional capital of Koforidua over the weekend.
The exercise was carried out in all the regions to equip operatives with the modern ways of undertaking effective larval source management across the country.
The Koforidua session which was attended by Zoomlion District Managers, Malaria Focal Persons, District Environmental Health Officers and District Namcop Team leaders among other participants in the region covered various topics such as identifying main mosquito vector of diseases, effective larval source management, mapping for effective larval source management, monitoring of larval source impact among others.
Eastern Regional Health Promotion Officer, Mrs. Bridget Anim expressed her appreciation to the partners for undertaking such training which she said will help supplement their efforts in the fight against malaria.
She lauded Zoomlion’s partnership with the Ministry of Health citing it as an essential initiative that will help reduce mosquito population and its related diseases in the eastern region.
On his part, the Eastern Regional Manager of Zoomlion, Mr. George Aguadze indicated that Zoomlion operatives in the various Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) will immensely improve upon their larviciding exercise in communities in the eastern region as the new knowledge gain will be put to use.
He appealed to the public to be sanitation conscious and desist from improper environmental practices which creates breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The Head of the Vector control unit of Zoomlion, Rev. Ebenezer Kwame Addae expressed his appreciation to the National Malaria Control Program, The Ministry of Health and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for their partnership to successfully execute the scientific training for the unit’s team leaders across the country.
Participants of the training in an interview expressed their satisfaction for the new knowledge gained which they indicated will enhance their larviciding activities in the various communities.
Source: Sammy Agyei/Frontpageghana.com/Ghana