Ghana News—MTN Ghana has donated 300 insecticide treated bed nets to pregnant and nursing mothers at three health facilities in Ghana.
The Sekyere Krobo and Nsuta CHPS Compound in the Wassa East District of the Western region, Pentecost Hospital at Madina and the Kumasi South Hospital are the health facilities whose clients benefited from the donations.
General Manager for MTN Northern Sector; Nii Adotey Mingle explained that the gesture is to help commemorate World Malaria Day and help amplify awareness about malaria and its devastating effects.
“According to the World Health Organisation, malaria control and progress has stalled over the last few years and there is the need to adopt innovative strategies to enable us achieve 40% reduction in malaria incidence and death rates by 2020”, he said.
The MTN Foundation has distributed about 900 insecticide treated bed nets since 2016 to mothers and children across the country.
Mr. Mingle hopes the nets will be put to good use.
The malaria Focal person for the Kumasi South Hospital; Linda Angbataayelle explained that the gesture could not have come at a better time since this is the season when malaria cases are very high.
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