Upper East Deputy Regional Director of the GHS, Dr. Josephat Nyuzaghl, announced this at a stakeholder engagement in Bolgatanga. He said two persons within a household would be allocated a net and said the initiative was intended to draw the Region towards universal coverage. The GHS had trained 795 Registration Assistants to register household heads and persons living within the household to enable them to redeem their nets on the day of distribution. The one-week registration exercise commenced on April 7 and would end on April 13, 2021.
Mr. Sydney Ageyomah Abilba, the Upper East Regional Focal Person for Malaria, emphasized that the nets were not for sale. He advised residents to sleep under the nets if they received them and not use them for other purposes such as gardening. The exercise would help reduce malaria incidence in the Region and prevent unnecessary malaria deaths, he said. “We are happy to make this announcement.