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Health Ministry Holds Health Summit, Marks World Malaria Day

The Minister for Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, has charged all stakeholders to continue to invest and sustain the commitment to improve malaria prevention and control in Ghana.

Mr Segbefia said it was essential to scale up coverage of effective malaria interventions as well as develop and maintain effective surveillance to combat increasing mosquito resistance to insecticides and anti-malarial medicines.

He was speaking at the opening of this year’s Health Summit in Accra, yesterday, to review Ghana’s health sector’s performance for the year 2015 and carve the way forward.

This Summit was on the theme: ‘Working together towards Universal Health Coverage, consolidating the gains of Health-Related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’.

The occasion was also used to commemorate World Malaria Day.

The Minister disclosed that the health sector had made significant strides, with the equity gap between the doctor-nurse population ratio, for example, had shown some improvement from the year 2013

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