Mosquitoes around the home can be reduced significantly by minimizing the amount of standing water available for mosquito breeding. Residents are urged to reduce standing water around the home in a variety of ways.
HOW CAN I PROTECT MYSELF FROM MOSQUITO-BORN DISEASES?
The best way is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.This can be accomplished using personal protecting while outdoors when mosquitoes are present. Treated bed nets should be used sleeping. Mosquito repellent should be used when outdoor.
WHO ARE AT RISK?
Nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of getting malaria. Pregnant women are particularly at risk of malaria. Children under 5 years are at high risk of malaria.
Health officials, business people and ordinary residents of Obuasi in the Ashanti region all agree that malaria has become a non-issue in their community, even though malaria remains a public health menace in other parts of Ghana.