Church leaders pledge their support in the fight against Malaria￼
Gosanet Foundation, a health-oriented NGO in collaboration with the Adaklu District Health Directorate takes education on malaria to church.
The move was to call to mind the effects, causes, and preventive measures of malaria amidst the rainy season.
The Chief Executive Officer of GOSANET, Mr. Samuel Yao Atidzah has appealed to churches and faith-based organizations to use their pulpits to educate their members on the dangers of malaria. “The fight against malaria from society can only be achieved if we all play our roles effectively and efficiently” he said.
The sensitization took place in Adaklu Sikama Lord Pentecostal church in the Adaklu District, and a total of 192 church members were reached with the message.
The Midwife at Helekpe Health facility, Madam Elizabeth Agbeve charged the congregation to tidy up their environments, distill choked gutters, empty used cans that serve as a breeding hub for mosquitos, and most importantly sleep under treated mosquito net to prevent mosquito bites.
She reiterated the need for early treatment and medication when symptoms of malaria are identified.
The church’s visitation program is a Global Fund project implemented through the National Malaria Eradication Programme (NMEP) of the Ghana health service.
Hold the fort in the fight against malaria and COVID-19 – Mr. Atidzah told churches
Executive Director of Gosanet Foundation, Mr. Samuel Yao Atidzah has called on churches to still hold the fort in the fight against malaria and COVID-19.
He said the ultimate way to eliminate malaria is to abide by the preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites to limit OPD cases.
He said this on Sunday when GOSANET Team in collaboration with the Adaklu District District Health Directorate of Ghana Health Service paid a working visit to Christian groups to remind them about malaria and COVID-19 issues.
He added that malaria is preventable and curable, and charged the congregation to visit the nearest health facility when they noticed any symptoms of malaria for medical test and treatment.
He used the opportunity to call on stakeholders, volunteers, and opinion leaders to be agents of change in their various communities.
The Nutrition Officer at Adaklu District Health Directorate, Mr. Martin Kwame Doe-Dartey also took turns to educate the congregation on COVID-19 and the need to take the jab.
He urged them to debunk all the myths surrounding the vaccine and get vaccinated, adding that, the vaccine is not mandatory but it is for their safety and those around them, hence the need to take the jab.
He appealed to those who defaulted in the vaccination program to complete their vaccination to get full immunity.