Zoomlion, MoH mosquito control program to achieve greater impact

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The vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana Limited and the Ministry of Health at a training organized in Takoradi for its stakeholders executing the National Malaria Control program have rolled out a new monitoring and evaluation systems geared towards achieving greater impact for the program.

The monitoring systems, which would help measure the quality of the work done by the use of sentinel surveillance of both the Larvae and adult mosquitoes, will track the progress of how larval source management is reducing the mosquito population.

Mr Ferguson Duvor, a Data Manager with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) who led the session on “Monitoring and Evaluation of Larval Source Management” explained to participants that 10 permanent larval breeding sites would be used as sentinel sites for larval surveillance in all selected districts.

He said data from these sites would be collected monthly to give an idea on how larval source management is reducing the density of mosquito larvae in water bodies. For adult mosquitoes “CDC light traps will be set in 10 houses in selected districts for adult mosquito surveillance. Samples of the adult mosquitoes will be collected monthly and data from these sites will indicate how larval source management is reducing the density of adult mosquitoes, as a proxy of malaria transmission,” Mr Duvor pointed out.

The Western Regional Environmental Health Director, Mr John Yaw Donkor who took part in the training session in an interview lauded the initiative as a step in the right direction to impact modern knowledge on larval source management and spell out verifiable indicators for measuring the impact of the program.

He said an environmental management approach is key in reducing mosquito population hence the need for the public to keep their environment clean to avoid favourable breeding sites for mosquitoes.

A Senior Vector Control officer of Zoomlion Ghana Limited, Mr Enoch Mintah touted the exercise as productive and will help enhance the technical knowledge of stakeholders executing the mosquito control program in the various communities.

He said participants at the training program were districts and municipal environmental health officers, malaria focal persons, district managers and spraying team leaders of Zoomlion in the western region.

Source: Starrfm.com.gh

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