The donation was part of the partnership between the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and AMMREN to combat malaria.
Speaking at the brief presentation ceremony held at the village of Soutuma Sere, the national coordinator of AMMREN, Momodou Faal, underscored the importance his organisation attaches to providing insecticide treated bed-nets to women and children who he described as “most vulnerable people to malaria”.
Faal reminded the beneficiaries of the importance of sleeping under treated mosquito bed-nets, saying: “Always make sure that your environment is clean, as this will also reduce the presence of malaria in your community. Make the best use of these nets to help you reduce malaria incidence in your communities.”
He added that his organisation celebrated World Malaria Day in Kerr Cherno last week. He expressed his thanks to CRS for donating the nets and AMMREN secretariat in Ghana for supporting the Gambia chapter.
Speaking on behalf of the village, Alkalo Muhammed Touray praised the donors describing their gesture as a “timely intervention that will help reduce the spread of malaria”.
Aji Kumba Touray, a village health worker at Soutuma Sere said the use of insecticide treated bed-nets resulted in a significant drop in the number of malaria cases in the community while noting that the latest intervention will significantly boost the gains made.
AMMREN works in ten countries in Africa.
By Sainey Marenah]]>