By Mainuna Sey-Jawo
The African media and malaria research network (Ammren) the Gambia, recently distributed long lasting insecticide mosquito nets to Bakindik Village in the North Bank Region.
The nets were donated to vulnerable people, pregnant women and children within the community.
Speaking at the occasion, Momodou Faal, Ammren Gambia country coordinator, said the donation is meant to facilitate the fight against malaria by controlling and preventing it in the country.
He urged the beneficiaries to sleep in the nets so as to prevent themselves and their families from malaria.
He used the occasion to thank the national malaria programme and HEPDo for their support towards AMMREN the Gambia.
He said that over the years through the support of Ammren secretariat, Mrs. Charity Binka the Ammren Gambia, were able to conduct series of activities during world malaria day.
He noted that the fight against malaria should be everybody’s business and all partners should come together to fight this disease
John Gomez, a beneficiary, thanked Ammren for complementing Government’s efforts in the fight against malaria. He pointed out that for the past years Ammren has been supporting Gambian communities with mosquito nets and the network is a key partner towards the elimination of malaria in the country.
For his part, Pa Njie, from the village, also described the donation of the mosquito nets as timely gesture and urged other organizations to emulate Ammren.
He strongly assured Ammren that his community will make best use of the nets.