Cadbury Cocoa Partnership (CCP) has distributed 10,000 long-lasting factory-treated mosquito bed-nets to 209 communities in seven districts in which the programme operates.
The Districts include New Juaben, West Akim, Asunafo North and Mpohor Wassa East. The rest are Suhum-Kraboa-Coaltar, Fanteakwa and Amansie West.
The bed nets, which were sourced from Vestergaard Frandsen, distributors of the world acclaimed insecticide nets, were in response to reducing the high malaria incidence in the country, particularly in the operational area of the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership.
The Programme Director, Cadbury Cocoa Partnership Ghana, Mrs Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, said “this is to address the high incidence of malaria in our partner communities. It is part of our CCP Ghana programme’s Health Strategy. We believe that a thriving cocoa community is one that does not carry a heavy health burden.”
The Ministry of Health (MOH) estimates that between three million and 3.5 million cases of suspected malaria are reported each year in public health facilities, representing 30 percent to 40 percent of outpatient attendance.