Ghana News–One hundred pregnant and nursing mothers at the Kumasi South Hospital last Wednesday received mosquito nets from MTN Ghana.
The donation was in commemoration of World Malaria Day, a day set aside to create awareness of the killer disease.
The Kumasi South Hospital was part of three health facilities where MTN shared a total of three hundred insecticide nets.
Touring the ante-natal center to present the nets Nii Addotey Mingle, Acting Manager MTN Northern Business District in the company of some staff and officials from his outfit encouraged the pregnant women to sleep under the mosquito nets.
Mr Mingle said sleeping under the net is the surest way of avoiding mosquito bites.
He expressed the commitment of the company to partnering with the Ghana Health Service (GHS)to provide care to patients who visit the hospital.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer newspaper, Linda Angbataayelle, Malaria Control focal person at the Kumasi South Hospital said the prevention and treatment of malaria is a shared responsibility between health providers and the citizenry.
She therefore commmended MTN for aiding the pregnant women with the treated mosquito nets.
This, she said will help them prevent mosquito bites and reduce the risk of passing on malaria to their unborn babies.
She urged the pregnant women to always sleep under the nets to safeguard themselves and babies from contracting malaria.
Rita Asomaning, first time pregnant person commended MTN for the gesture.
She also lauded the company for the education they gave on the prevention of malaria
Barbara Otabil, a nursing mother narrated how malaria nearly cut short her life while pregnant.
She thanked MTN for helping her mates with the nets and urged that they sleep under them everyday.
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