National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP)

The NMEP was established to reduce malaria morbidity and mortality rate by 75% (using the 2012 as a baseline) by the year 2020. As part of efforts to achieve the Programme’s target, Insecticide Resistance Monitoring (IRM) activity has been initiated to generate sustainable countrywide data of insecticide susceptibility levels among malaria vector population in Ghana through the collection of larvae, running of tests, collation of data and laboratory analysis

The Programme is responsible for:

  • Ensuring continuous distribution of LLINs through the health facilities, communities and schools nationwide.
  • Rolling out guidelines for malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy, laboratory diagnosis of malaria and anti-malaria drug policy in all the regions.
  • Conducting supervisory visits to public and private health facilities, monthly data reviews, routine data quality audits and monitoring of activities of epidemiological sentinel sites.
  • Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) in targeted districts