Total Ghana takes malaria fight to Kumasi

Total Ghana has marked World Malaria Day with a number of activities among junior high school pupils in Kumasi.

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Pupils display knowledge of Malaria in a sketch
Pupils display knowledge of Malaria in a sketch

The programme has been running for the past 10 years.

Pupils display knowledge of Malaria in a sketch
Pupils display knowledge of Malaria in a sketch
Like the previous year’s exercise held in densely-populated Glefe in the Greater Accra Region, the Asem Cluster of Schools and its immediate environs in the Ashanti Region were the next to benefit from the intervention.

A statement from Total Ghana said seven schools took part in the World Malaria Day celebrations represented by approximately 1,200 pupils.

The exercise was held in collaboration with medical personnel and authorities of the Ghana Education Service.

A number of activities including sketches, poetry recitals and rap competitions preceded the highlight of the event as well as a quiz to test the pupils’ acumen on Malaria, which has killed millions globally.

Every pupil went home with a treated mosquito net, insecticides as well as other attractive prizes. They would also act as anti-Malaria ambassadors in their various communities.

The Kumasi Metropolitan Director of Education commended Total Ghana for taking the initiative to re-sensitise the pupils.

According to him: “This will rekindle their vigilance on preventing malaria and hopefully cut down on the rate of infant mortality resulting from the disease”.

Over the past decade, Total Ghana has distributed anti-malaria items such as treated mosquito nets and insecticide sprays to pregnant women and lactating mothers in various polyclinics across the country.

Some educational institutions have also received educational materials to enlighten them on health issues.

GNA

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