Guilin Pharmaceutical Ghana Ltd a global drugs manufacturers with special focus on malaria awareness and prevention has joined Ministry of Health and it agencies to launch malaria prevention and awareness.
The program which was under the theme, ‘Promoting Malaria Prevention through Primary Schools’ was launched at Somanya in the Eastern Region was aimed at educating children in the rural communities .
Insecticide Treated Net was distributed at the programme.
As part of the company’s support for the program special animated video documentary aimed at visualizing preventive measures meant to educate school children on treatment of Malaria was launched also launched.
The Managing Director of Guilin Pharmaceuticals, Ghana, Mr. Yafeng Wang, who launched the video stated that the use of the cartoons is an easy way of capturing the attention of the children which will help them to know much about treatment and prevention of malaria in their communities.
Mr. Cyrus A. Baidoo, the Sales & Marketing Manager of the company also revealed that several copies of the animated videos will be distributed to primary schools across the country.
Speaking at the launch the Deputy Minister of Health Dr. Victor Bampoh said, a communication guide for teachers in promoting net use and care behaviors among their pupils, LLIN ( Long Lasting Insecticide Nets) information charts, posters and other educational and communication material have been produced and being distributed to all school.
He therefore commended partners of the program especially the management of Guilin Pharmaceutical Ghana, National malaria Control programme, USAID, Ghana education service and others in their effort in controlling and eradicating malaria from the country.
He said the aim of this campaign launch is to combat and eradicate Malaria among children and pregnant women . According to him , the distribution of the LLINs will help improve on school attendance.
Ghana has over the last eight years embarked on implementing the WHO policy of Universal Coverage, which demands that in every household in the malaria-endemic countries, at least two persons in each household should own one net.