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PMI: Presidents Malaria Initiative - Saving lives in Africa.

Ghana

 

Malaria in Ghana
Ghana’s entire population of 25.2 million is at risk of malaria, although transmission rates are lower in some urban areas. Transmission occurs year-round with seasonal variations. According to Ghana Health Service health facility data, malaria is the number one cause of morbidity, accounting for about 38 percent of all outpatient illnesses, 36 percent of all admissions, and 33 percent of all deaths in children under five years. Between 3.1 and 3.5 million cases of clinical malaria are reported in public health facilities each year, of which 900,000 cases are in children under five years.

arrow  Read more about PMI's activities in the Ghana Country Profile [PDF, 436KB].


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Malaria Operational Plans

  In Agona Abodum, Ghana, women line up to receive a free insecticide-treated net.
  In Agona Abodum, Ghana, women line up to receive a free insecticide-treated net.
Source: Richard Kahn/CDC

The Malaria Operational Plans (MOPs) below are detailed one-year implementation plans for PMI in Ghana. Each MOP briefly reviews the current status of malaria control and prevention policies and interventions, identifies challenges and unmet needs, and describes planned activities under PMI. These MOPs have been endorsed by the Global Malaria Coordinator and reflect collaborative discussions with national malaria control programs and partners in country.

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