ANTI-MALARIA CAMPAIGN
 

CHARACTERISTICS OF ANOPHELES GAMBAIE/FUNESTUS
Indoor biting and jesting.
Late night biting.
Mainly indoor biting and resting (endophagic and endophilic)
Breed in small collections of seepage water or rain pools which are stagnant ,but not pulled in full or partial sunlight with our without vegetation
Typical breeding sites include semi permanent rain pools, overflow water, roadside ditches, clogged drainage ditches, natural depressions and foot/hoof prints stagnant waters along streams and rivers.

MALARIA LIFECYCLE/TRANSMISSION
The infected female anopheles mosquito injects sporozoites into the host whiles taking a blood meal.
These sporozoites move to the liver where they multiply and form merozoites.
The merozoites enter the bloodstream and penetrate the red blood cells ,where they attack the haemoglobin.
When the blood cells disintegrates, the blood merozoites escape and infect other blood cells.
A few merozoites form a sexual stage, which can be sucked up by another mosquito taking a blood meal.
Two sexually active merozoites produce a new generation of parasites in the mosquito gut.
This mosquito can transmit the infection only if she sucks more blood from an uninfected person before she dies.

MALARIA BURDEN IN GHANA
About 3,000,000 cases are reported in public health facilities only a year.
8,200 malaria cases are reported every day.
About 4,000 deaths are recorded from malaria every year.
Children under 5yrs die every day.
60% pregnant women die annually from malaria

TREATMENT
Malaria is treated with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs).The common ones available in Ghana are; 1.Artesunate Amodiaquine  2.Arthemether Lumifantrine. Complicated malaria is treated with Quinine.

PREVENTION
A number of ways are available and recommended for the prevention of malaria :
Use of Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs).
Practicing of Indoor residual spraying.
Proper netting of windows and trap doors.
Use of mosquito repellants.
Wearing protective clothing at night.
Clearing of bushes surrounding homes.

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TEL: +233-(0)302329414
MOBILE:0208686777 0233868777 0249480611
E-mail: h4pcrew@gmail.com
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