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National Assembly Select Committee Receives AMMREN

Jul 7, 2008, 7:22 AM | Article By: By Soury Camara

The National Assembly Select Committee on Health recenly received the officials of the African Media and Malaria Research Network (AMMREN) Gambia chapter.

The meeting was held at the National Assembly chambers in Banjul.

The visit was aim at to inform and enlightens the national Assembly speaker and the select committee on heath about the mission and activities of the sub-regional network. AMMREN a set up of journalists and scientists functioning to help in the crusade against the malaria pandemic.

The Honorable Speaker of the National assembly in a more appreciative tone commended AMMREN for the good work they are embarking on both at national and regional level. Hon. Speaker Ceesay emphasized the need to involve the national assembly in such endeavors at all level so that the assembly can take active role that is helpful to the association's functioning. She assured the network of the assembly's support. Speaker Ceesay also acknowledged the nomination of Ms.Sambou Susso as AMMREN good will ambassador.

The National Coordinator of AMMREN Pa Modou Faal gave an account of the network's activities both at national and international level. Mr.Faal highlighted key issues such as reporting on research on Malaria, monitoring and advocating for the implementation of malaria policies in Africa as key functions of the network. Mr.Faal pleaded for a closer collaboration with the national assembly since they are essential in the fight against malaria.

For his part, the Chairperson National Assembly Select Committee on Health, Hon. Adama Cham welcomes AMMREN and applauded them for their achievements. He also called for more partnership in the field of the campaign against malaria.

The meeting was graced by the Manager National Malaria Control Program Mr. Malang Fofana and Director of Health Promotion and Development Organization Mr. Omar Ceesay.