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Clap Hands join fight against Malaria

Feb 3, 2010, 2:31 PM | Article By: Momodou Faal

Clap Hands, a newly formed organisation based in Kololi has set its goal to join the fight against malaria in the country.

In an interview with this paper, Margrethe Engen, the founder of the organization, said the organisation was formed out of goodwill gesture, noting that the rationale behind it is to join the fight against malaria and to prevent women and children under the age of five years.

Margrethe, a Norwagian, residing in The Gambia stated that every Saturday Clap Hands embarks on a clean-up exercise in Kololi and it environs, noting that after every exercise they collect all plastics bags in the area and take it to the dumping site.

Mariama Sawaneh, a member of Kololi based organisation stated that through Margrethe Engen they were able to mobilise women and men within their locality to join the organisation.

According to her, last year the organisation has distributed 120 mosquito nets to New Jeswang and 60 mosquito nets to Kololi, adding that within the period the organisation has made significant achievements.

"We will closely work with National Malaria Control Programme to complement government's effort in the fight against malaria," he concluded.