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Join Hands to Fight Malaria

2007-11-24 01:46:25
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The Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO), a non-governmental organization (NGO), has urged health personnel and other stakeholders to collaborate efforts to fight against malaria in the country.

Dr. Jacob Ayeebo, the Executive Director of the NGO, said "Malaria
is endemic and the whole country is affected, but we believe that God did not give any mandate to the mosquito to kill, therefore, we have to play our part to save the lives of our people."

He made the call after presenting 3,200 insecticide treated bed nets valued 23, 040 Ghana cedis and foodstuffs worth 50,000 Ghana cedis donated by ADDRO for flood victims in the Upper East Region, at Bolgatanga.

Dr. Ayeebo said the Anglican Church was concerned about the effects of the floods on the lives of the victims and feared that mosquitoes could breed in stagnant waters in affected areas.

He explained that "In a situation like this, people’s natural resistance reduces and this makes them vulnerable to diseases like malaria and the treated nets would help in preventing mosquito bites that causes malaria."

Dr. Ayeebo said the NGO was committed to making life better for
the disadvantaged, poor, needy and the vulnerable in society.

He also said "ADDRO seeks to fully restore communities to right
relationships based on God’s call for justice, peace and the dignity of every human being and we hope that our little intervention will
contribute to sustaining lives in the affected communities."

Mr. Alhassan Samari, Upper East Regional Minister, who received
the nets and foodstuff, thanked the Church for the gesture and gave
the assurance that the donation would be fairly distributed among the victims who needed them.

He appealed to individuals, religious groups and organizations todonate towards the rehabilitation of the victims.


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