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Zero malaria deaths for four years running: The story of North and South Dayi Districts

Jungle fever cases considers one of the greatest horribleness cases in the country 


No baby or grown-up has kicked the bucket from jungle fever difficulties from 2017 to date at both North and South Dayi areas of the Volta Region of Ghana


The two regions have too recorded generally plunged intestinal sickness cases between a similar time of 2017 and 2020, and including January and February 2021. 


Likewise, the wellbeing habitats in North and South Dayi are consistently recording possibly diminished jungle fever cases, particularly among newborn children who are for the most part defenseless against the destructive infection which is among the high bleakness cases in the wellbeing offices. 


This became exposed when the two regions were visited as a feature of a public media jungle fever support under the endeavors of the African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN). 


In a meeting, the Health Information Officer at the South Dayi District of the Ghana Health Service, Vadis Adesi, said that despite the fact that jungle fever has been among the top grimness cases in South Dayi, the intestinal sickness case the board framework in the District has been extremely vigorous and that it has ascribed to smoothening the street to winning the battle against the illness in that piece of Ghana. 


"Intestinal sickness has been probably the most noteworthy reason for OPD specialists and one of the cases we quite often find in our offices. In 2017, the District recorded 14,072 jungle fever cases out of 53,849 OPD orderlies and there was no intestinal sickness demise. 


"In 2018, 16,251 affirmed jungle fever cases out of OPD chaperons of 67,838 and there was no passing too in that year inferable from intestinal sickness. In this way, when you come to 2019, we had 15,649 affirmed instances of jungle fever and the OPD chaperons for 2019 was 64,924. No demise. 


"A year ago, which was 2020, there was radical decrease in the intestinal sickness cases, about half decrease; So, we had 8,684 jungle fever cases from 15,649 recorded in 2019. 


"There was a sharp decrease of intestinal sickness cases in 2020. There was no demise," Vadis Adesi described, adding that the development of Covid a year ago added to the sharp decrease in the OPD specialists and affirmed jungle fever cases. 


On his part, the Disease Control Officer who serves as the Coordinator for the Expanded Programs for Immunization (EPI) for North Dayi District, Michael Eshun, described that the District recorded no intestinal sickness related passings since 2017 despite the fact that they record some up and downtrend of affirmed cases. 


He said in 2017, affirmed jungle fever cases were 10,042 with no demise. In 2018, affirmed cases were 10,281 with no demise and in 2019, we recorded an aggregate of 12,583 affirmed cases while a sum of 8,266 affirmed cases were recorded and there was no passing recorded for intestinal sickness in those years too. 


At the point when asked what could be the justification the zero-jungle fever demise and the consistent diminishing in affirmed intestinal sickness cases, delegates from the two Dayi Districts ascribed the key to the different mediations which are being attempted to annihilate intestinal sickness in the two Districts. 


"The District put in certain mediations and one is the pregnant ladies who visit our ANC facility are given the Insecticide Treated Nets (ITN). We likewise circulate the ITN to the schools in the Districts. At that point we additionally took part in giving out the ITN to the families and another was kids who come for measles from year and a half, we give them the ITN. 


"I'm cheerful (we have recorded zero intestinal sickness passings) since it implies the mediations that we have set up, individuals are clinging to them," Ms. Persistence Nunoo, the South Dayi District Health Director expressed. 


For the Medical Superintendent of the Catholic Hospital at Anfoega in the North Dayi District, Dr. Richard Loglo, one of the key arrangements that have diminished jungle fever passings and cases among youngsters at his emergency clinic and the District in general is the presentation of the intestinal sickness immunization program. 


"It is an energizing information for us that since 2017 we have not had any passing identifying with jungle fever. The schooling that goes on in the networks and the appropriation of the free mosquito nets likewise assisted with controling the occurrence of jungle fever. 


"However, we additionally realize that there is an inoculation program that has been left upon from 2019. We have truly seen that there has been an extreme decrease in affirmation of kids. We accept that the inoculation has likewise assumed a significant part in the decrease of jungle fever cases in kids," Dr. Loglo communicated. 


As indicated by world insights, in excess of 400,000 passings are credited to jungle fever every year. Ghana records an expected 11,070 intestinal sickness passings with that of under-five mortality fixing at 5,607. 


Data likewise proposes that African youngsters are at most noteworthy danger of biting the dust of intestinal sickness and jungle fever represented in excess of 265,000 passings of kids in Africa in 2019. 


There has anyway been a presentation of jungle fever immunization with current execution being steered in three nations in Africa including Ghana, Kenya, and Malawi. 


The jungle fever immunization is just called RTS,S and qualified kids get four dosages of the antibody. 


In Ghana, the RTS,S inoculation is on-going in 42 Districts in seven areas and it is managed to qualified youngsters from the age of a half year, with the last portion allowed at two years old enough. 


With the mix of jungle fever intercessions being used in the North and South Dayi Districts of Ghana, it is obvious that the two Districts have not so far added to the public, mainland and world intestinal sickness passings in the previous four years. 

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