The prevalence rate of Malaria within Adansi North district of the Ashanti Region has been reduced by 53 percent, Health Director for the district, Eric Atuahene Agyemang, has disclosed.
According to him, in 2021 a total 25,767 suspected Malaria cases were recorded – with 54 percent of them coming out positive. But in 2022 the health directorate recorded 24,799 suspected cases with 53 percent turning out to be positive.
He added that the district recorded about 3,450 cases of children under five years, with 60 percent coming out positive.
However, the prevalence rate reduced to 22 percent in the year 2022 – seeing a massive reduction in the rate due to regular sensitisation and the malaria control programme by AGA.
Mr. Eric Atuahene Agyemang said this at a mini-clinic organised by AngloGold Ashanti Obuasi Mine for people of Ayaase in the Adansi North district to mark this year’s World Malaria Day.