The objective of the workshop was to sensitize 35 Community Opinion leaders within the Ablekuma North sub -Metro on malaria advocacy and prevention activities. It was also to increase awareness and knowledge of the opinion leaders on malaria prevention and control so as to improve uptake of and correct use of all interventions by 2020.
Number of people attended the workshop:
63 out which 32 males and 31 females. The background of the people are as follows, Ablekuma North sub-metro director, Assembly members, DDNS Mamprobi polyclinic, DDNS Dansoman polyclinic, pastors, Imam, Head of schools, teachers and youth groups.
Key issues discussed/ Matters arising:
Some of the key issues discussed were, the basic facts of malaria, the history and background of malaria in Ghana, epi-data on malaria prevalence and incidence in Ablekuma North sub-Metro, state of health situation in Ablekuma North sub metro, how to Identify pregnant women and follow up on IPTp uptake activities in communities and the role of the stakeholders in the malaria project in Ablekuma North sub metro. These were addressed through power point presentations by Matilda Quist DDNS, Mamprobi polyclinic, Dr. Margaret Neizer from the Princess Marie Hospital (PML), Mr. Bernard Brock, Ablekuma North sub-Metro Director.