Jul 7, 2010, 1:00 PM
The Catholic Relief Service (CRS) plans to distribute more long lasting insecticide treated bed nets (LLINS) to hospitals, prisons, health institutions and other sectors, at its warehouse in Kanifing.
This information was disclosed to journalists by Ebrima Jarjue, head of programmes at CRS, during a press briefing held on Tuesday at the CRS office in Fajara.
He pointed out that through the support of the Global Fund, CRS was able to secure 700,000 long lasting insecticide treatment bed nets.
Mr Jarju added that in February this year, a nationwide free nets distribution campaign was successfully conducted by CRS and partners.
He stated that out of the 700,000 LLINS they received from the global fund, over 650,000 were distributed to the targeted beneficiaries, noting that the remaining will be distributed to the communities.
CRS is involved in development efforts and has been working closely with government in this area, he said.
Mr Jarju thanked the Global Fund for TB, HIV/Aids and malaria project for their support.
He stated that his institution is on the verge of training 550 extension workers, which will be done in batches of 50s and100s for each training.
The speakers at the occasion included Baba Balajo, malaria project manager at CRS, and Pa Yusupha Sowe, acting director of HePDO and some senior staff of CRS.