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Malaria is as deadly as HIV/AIDS, treat it urgently – Health Researcher Advice

Dr Michael Fokuo Ofori, a Senior Researcher at the Noguchi Memorial Institute For Research is calling on Ghanaians to as a matter of urgency join Hands to fight Malaria disease which is killing Ghanaians than any other diseases.

The health researcher attributed the excess outbreak of malaria to the untidy environments Ghanaians live in which he advised them to change their ways or else the canker communicable disease.

“HIV is very real but it doesn’t kill us like how malaria kills more because we are scared of it. Malaria being a communicable disease spreads as fast as the wind to which it needs attention just like HIV. For us to curb this, we need to keep our surroundings clean by getting our choked gutters distil, weeding off bushes, sweeping frequently and disposing of refuse the right way as these drive away mosquitoes,” he mourned.

Dr Michael Fokuo Ofori is of the view that regular checkups will also help us to know our health status leading to swift action against it and reduce the rampant death.

He made this known during an interview with Bryt FM News Correspondent Eric Owusu Amponsah after his outfit donated medical equipment to the Noguchi Memorial Clinic alongside a free medical screening to residents of Gomoa Onyaadze Otsew Jukwaa Community in the Gomoa West District of the Central Region as the centre celebrates its 40 years anniversary of existence.


Physician Assistant at the aforementioned clinic, Stella Aikins who received the items on behalf of the entire staff expressed gratitude to their superiors for at least remembering their Alma Marta and not forgetting the residents they work with them.

She revealed the gesture would help them in their dealings thereby improving on their services towards ensuring good Healthcare.

Meanwhile, some residents who benefited from the Free Medical Screening also spoked to Bryt FM News.

“We are grateful for the leaders of the hospital for organizing the free screening. We never thought of this. We wished they could continue doing this good deed as we now lack money to visit the hospital,” beneficiaries of the free medical screening praised Noguchi Memorial clinic staff.

Source: Eric Owusu Amponsah

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