Telecommunication giant, MTN Ghana has taken another giant step by partnering with National Malaria Control Programme to help combat against malaria in Ghana.
Over the years’ MTN through its Foundation has contributed to Ghana’s health sector through various interventions to ensure a relatively healthier society.
As part of its continuous support, MTN Ghana commemorated this year’s World Malaria Day celebration with a screening and treatment of the disease among residents of Somanya and its environs in the Eastern Region. This year’s celebration was marked under the world theme: “Zero Malaria Starts With Me.”
In an interview with NewsGhana during the event which was held in Somanya in the Eastern Region, Rhoderlyn Entsua-Menssah, Manager, Sustainable and Social impact Corporate Services at MTN Foundation, explained that the initiative formed part of its numerous Corporate Social Responsibilities, aimed at complementing the efforts of the National Malaria Control Programme and the Ghana Health Service in eradicating the disease.
This she noted that, MTN Foundation in the past, it had partnered with Non-Governmental Organisations as a way of contributing its quota to the prevention and eradication of the disease.
This year in terms of cash, we supported with GHc 10 000.00. We are supporting them by sending SMS to our subscribers to educate them on malaria prevention, among others.
“This year, we chose to mark the day alongside the National Malaria Control Programme, with financial support to help it organise it outreach programmes”, she stated.
She also seized the opportunity to advise the masses, especially pregnant women and children below the age of five, to always sleep under the treated nets to assist the Government and the Ghana Health Service eradicate the disease.