Ghana to scale up interventions to improve nutrition

Ms Wilhelmina Okwabi, Deputy Director, Nutrition Department of Ghana Health Service, on Friday noted that Ghana has not done well in terms of scaling up interventions to improve upon the nutritional status of the citizenry. She however admitted that there have been pockets of success in various areas of interventions

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National HIV prevalence declining

HIV prevalence for the next three years (2012-2015), is expected to decline from the current 1.5 per cent in 2011 to 1.3 per cent in 2015. However, the number of Persons Living with HIV and AIDS will continue to increase, due to the combined effects of population growth and an increasing number of HIV infected persons that are living on Anti Retroviral Therapy (ART)

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Use LL Treated Bed nets only after 24 hours for the first time

Users of the Long Lasting Treated Bed Nets have been warned to stay away from it between 24 and 48 hours before they sleep under it for the first time. According to Dr. Aba Baffoe-Wilmot, Medical Entomologists at the National Malaria Control Programme, because the nets were fresh from the pack, the possibility that it has an over concentration of insecticides cannot be ruled out

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