34,000 mosquito bednets for NBR
Friday, March 28, 2008
The Agency for the Development of Women and Children (ADWAC) in collaboration with Catholic Relief Service(CRS) recently distributed 34,000 insecticide treated long-lasting bednets for children under the age of five years and pregnant mothers in over 350 communities in North Bank Region.
The distribution of the bed nets is meant to reduce malaria related diseases
Speaking at the presentation ceremony, Mam Samba Joof, Executive Director of ADWAC, said the bednets will contribute to enhance the health status of children and pregnant women, which according to him is in line with his agency's goal.
He commended the Global Fund through CRS for supporting the agency towards the realization of their set objective, adding that the relationship that exists has been very cordial.
He urged the beneficiaries to sleep under the net to prevent them from malaria.
Mr Joof underscored ADWAC's commitment to raising awareness on the use of bednets .
Author: by Salifu M Touray