Sunday, 22 May 2011

MALARIA: Ghana: mortality statistics

Kumasi, May 12, GNA - A total of 179 people died of the malaria disease in the Ashanti Region, last year, Dr Aaron Offei, the Regional Director of Health Services, has said.

This showed a significant rise in the number of deaths, compared with the 2009 figure of 169.
He said available records also indicated that hospital admissions caused by the disease went up from 33,694 to 34, 560 during the period and attributed this to the inability of the people to take preventable measures.
Dr Offei was speaking at the launch of the Affordable Medicine Facility for Malaria (AMFM) Campaign in Kumasi.

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