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World Viosion pushes to arrest guinea worm


2009-06-29 20:46:06
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The Northern Regional Minister, Mr. Stephen Sumani Nayina, has called for more efforts by stakeholders and donors to eliminate the remaining cases of guinea worm in the country.

He said Ghana’s aim of achieving the United Nations Development Goals would remain a mirage if adequate measures were not put in place to eliminate poverty, disease and hunger as well as guinea worm.


Mr. Nayina said this at the launch of a National Start-up Workshop organized by World Vision-Ghana aimed at addressing water, sanitation and hygiene problems in its operational areas.

The programme, known as the Water and Sanitation Hygiene for Human development (WASH), is the Phase V (five) of World Vision-Ghana programmes and also aims at providing clean drinking water to rural communities in its operational areas in Northern, Upper East and Upper West regions.

The programme will drill 180 wells, provide eight alternative systems to mechanize high yielding boreholes in large communities, schools and health canters, provide rain catchments systems for communities and institutions and provide small-scale dams and would rehabilitate broken dams and silted dugouts.

Mr. Nayina commended World Vision-Ghana for its contribution to the development and growth of the Northern Region and that its programmes are in line with government’s efforts of poverty reduction.

He said water and sanitation were serious problems facing the region, which had resulted in the re-emergence of guinea worm.

He disclosed that the Central Gonja District recorded 110 out of the 147 cases recorded nationwide in the first quarter of 2009.


source: ghanadistricts.com

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