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346 Sensitised on New Anti-Malaria Drug in CRR

Sep 24, 2008, 8:58 AM | Article By: Abdou Rahman Sallah

The Central River Region (CRR) Health Management Team recently concluded a two day sensitization for 346 opinion leaders, care givers, youth and women on new anti-malaria drug usage and home based management at Baati Njoll and Njau villages in CRR north and south respectively.

Speaking on the occasion, the Regional Health Officer, Mr. Karamba F. Keita, described home base management strategy as aimed at improving access to health facilities.

According to him, with the introduction of the new (coartem) drug it will contribute effectively in addressing the high incidence of malaria morbidity and mortality by increasing awareness and community based management of the disease.

For her part, the Senior Community Health Nurse Tutor, Madam Ida Ceesay, urged mothers and care givers in particular to adopt a prompt and appropriate treatment of malaria at home and in the community within twenty-four hours of the on set of the system.

Mr. Musa Camara pointed out that the objective of the sensitization was to equip the stakeholders with the relevant information on the use of the drug in malaria treatment. He assured them that the new malaria drug was effective and safe.

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