The vector control unit of Zoomlion Ghana limited and the Ministry of Health have concluded its nationwide mosquito control training exercise in all regions to equip its operatives across the country on modern ways of undertaking effective larval source management.
The last session was organised in Koforidua, the Eastern Region capital, for Zoomlion District Managers, Malaria focal persons, district environmental health officers and District Namcop Team leaders among other participants in the Eastern Region, and covered various topics such as identifying main mosquito vectors of diseases, effective larval source management, mapping for effective larval source management, and monitoring of larval source impacts among others.
The Eastern Region Health Promotion Officer, Mrs. Bridget Anim who took part in the training, expressed her appreciation to the partners for undertaking the training – which she said will help supplement their efforts in the fight against malaria.
She lauded Zoomlion’s partnership with the Ministry of Health, citing it as an essential initiative that will help reduce the mosquito population and its related diseases in the Eastern Region.
The Eastern Region Manager of Zoomlion, Mr. George Aguadze, indicated that Zoomlion operatives in the various Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) will immensely improve upon their larviciding exercise in communities in the Eastern Region as the new knowledge gain is put to use.
He appealed for the public to be sanitation-conscious and desist from improper environmental practices which create breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
Head of the Vector control unit at Zoomlion, Rev. Ebenezer Kwame Addae, expressed his appreciation to the National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health, and Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research for their partnership in successfully executing the scientific training for the unit’s team leaders across the country.
Participants of the training, in an interview, expressed their satisfaction with the new knowledge gained – which they indicated will enhance their larviciding activities in the various communities.