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Muslim Hands Sensitise Imams on Malaria Prevention

Aug 18, 2008, 8:15 AM | Article By: By Pa Modou Faal

Muslim Hands International The Gambia yesterday concluded a two-day workshop at their office in latrikunda German for imams in the Greater Banjul area on malaria prevention campaign.

Speaking at the occasion managing director of Muslim Hands in The Gambia Shariff Sarane Hydara said Muslim Hands is  a UK  based charitable organisation working in The Gambia Since 1983. He said that their work includes sponsorship of orphans and elderly people, educational assistance of students and the distribution of food and  emergency aid.

Mr. Hydara pointed out that malaria is a big problem affecting communities that is why his organization deem it necessary to embark on a malaria prevention campaign for the communities of Ibo-Town, Kotu and Manjai-kunda.

He said the purpose of the campaign is to compliment government efforts in the fight against malaria adding that during the campaign free mosque net distribution will be conducted in the various communities.

For her part, Yamumdaw Leigh Africell Ambassador has called on the communities to clean their environment and use the insecticide treated nets.

She pointed out that the training has come at the right time and called on the Imams to use their sermon and disseminate malaria messages.

Mam Burama Sarr said Imams have a central role to play in the fight against malaria, adding that they should be use as an entry point. Other speakers at the occasion included Mustapha Jallow of NEA, PA Yusupha Sowe of TaYAM, Dawda Joof of CIAM and Dr Omar Jah Jr of the University of The Gambia.