General News of Saturday, August 17, 2019
A look at card technology
Waste giant Zoomlion Ghana Limited in collaboration with the Ministry of Health In a training program for stakeholders, who are conducting the larvification exercise in the Ashanti region have been notified that mapping technology is being used to map mosquito breeding sites.
The mapping technology locates all waters in a particular area and records their GPS coordinates through the use of a tablet Mosquito breeding sites are being pursued to speed up the application of Biolarvicide to such waters.
Mosquitoes are among the deadliest disease carriers in the world with the ability to transmit and spread very dangerous diseases to people claiming millions of deaths every year. [1
The mapping technology will improve the proper monitoring of breeding sites for mosquitoes useful reports on performance measurement.
Mr. Abel Djangmah, Zoomlion Senior Vector Control Technical Officer, said that mosquito-borne diseases are becoming a global health threat to humanity. Therefore, the country must develop an effective plan to manage mosquito-borne diseases.
He said that available data from the Ghanaian health service suggest that malaria cases are increasing in some health care settings, while some of the mosquitoes either develop resistance to spray insecticide residues in the door or bite people before going to bed at night.  He urged participants to use the scientific evidence from the training to improve their larval control activities in their communities and to improve the health conditions of Ashanti Region residents, district leaders and spray team leaders in the Ashanti region.