Ghana must step up fight against malaria - Minister

Ghana must step up fight against malaria - Minister

The Minister for Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has charged stakeholders in the health sector to intensify efforts to improve malaria prevention and control in Ghana.

Segbefia said it was essential to scale up coverage of effective malaria interventions as well as develop and maintain effective surveillance to combat increasing mosquito resistance to insecticides and anti-malarial medicines.

He was speaking at the opening of this 2016 Health Summit in Accra, on Wednesday, to review Ghana’s health sector’s performance for the year 2015 and carve the way forward.

This Summit was on the theme: ‘Working together towards Universal Health Coverage, consolidating the gains of Health-Related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’.

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The occasion was also used to commemorate World Malaria Day.

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