As part of their corporate responsibility, the MTN Foundation has donated 100 pieces of mosquito treated net to Nursing Mother,Pregnant Women and children who were on admission at the Pentecost hospital, Accra.
The donation was to commemorate World Malaria Day as well as amplify awareness about malaria,its devastating effects and how it can be prevented.
Briefing the media,Acting Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng stated that over the past few years the world Health Organization of malaria control and progress has adopt innovative strategies to enable them achieve 40% reduction in malaria incidence and death rates by 2020.
MTN Foundation has distributed about 900 treated nets since 2016 to mothers and children across the country of which they believe were well utilize by the beneficiaries.
“As you may be aware,we have spent about 13 million dollars(13,000,000 USD) in over 142 projects across the country out of which 50 are health projects,As we continue to invest we hope to see a much improvement in the well being of the beneficiary communities ” he quizzed.
“READY TO BEAT MALARIA”was picked by mtn Ghana foundation as their theme for this year’s world malaria day.
Mr Koranteng assured Ghanaians that his outfit will continue to build on their past successes and improve their efforts at increasing the awareness of such adamant killer in the country.
He also called on stakeholders to support to help reduce incidence of malaria in the country.
The Administrative Manager of the Pentecost hospital,Miss Vida Nviddah also thanked the Mtn Foundation for the gesture they have shown to patients which will go a long way for the prevention malaria in the country.
According to her, the donation has come at the right time because top ten attendance at the Out Patient Department(OPD) is being topped by malaria cases