Mar 14, 2011, 11:20 AM
African Media and Malaria Research Network (Ammren)-The Gambia, recently
distributed long-lasting insecticide mosquito nets to the communities of
Bakindik, in the North Bank Region.
The materials were donated to vulnerable people, pregnant women and children within the community to mark World Malaria Day.
Speaking at the occasion, Momodou Faal, Ammren country coordinator, stated that through the support of the Ammren secretariat in Ghana, Gambia Ammren commemorates World Malaria Day every year.
He urged the beneficiaries to sleep under the nets so as to prevent themselves and their familiesfrom getting malaria.
He thanked the national malaria programme and HepDo for their support towards Ammren.
He pointed out that over the years, through the support of the Ammren secretariat, Mrs Charity Binka, Ammren Gambia were able to conduct activities during World Malaria Day.
He noted that the fight against malaria should be everybody’s business and all partners should come together to fight this disease
John Gomez, a beneficiary, thanked Ammren for the complimenting Government’s efforts in the fight against malaria.
He pointed out that for years, Ammren has been supporting Gambian communities with mosquito nets and the network is a key partner in the pre-elimination of malaria in the country.
For his part, Pa Njie, the Alkalo of the village, described the distribution of the mosquito nets by Ammren as a timely gesture and urged other organisations to emulate Ammren.
He assured Ammren that his community would make best use of the nets.