The Senegambia strength to inaugurate World Malaria Day to distribute bednet in the sub-region, the event is observed by other dignitaries in Farafenni North Bank Region.
The Alkali Kerr Ayee village gives the welcoming remarks and was very enthusiastic with such health partnership within the two country to fight against malaria in the sub region .
Ebrima KS Dampha the Governor of North Bank Region this year World malaria Day celebration and launching of mass destruction of bednet. I am very grateful to the two programs (NMCP and PNLP) for hosting such an event in my region and synchronizing a mass campaign of this nature and symbolize the fact that, Gambia and Senegal are two different countries but one people. As World malaria Day is observed globally on the 25 April recognize and celebrate worldwide efforts to control the awareness about malaria.
Mrs Julia USAID representative ,global Fund Regional Director and Regional Director CRS so readness to support the campaign to fight against malaria in the sub region through provision of bednet.
Minister of Health Dr Muhamed Lamin Samateh commence 2019 theme of “zero Malaria starts with Me” invites the malaria community to share progress and impact to date in other to encourage further action and investment against this disease.
Thus significant progress is made towards the distribution and use of insecticide treated nets(ITNs) by children under five years of age and pregnant women. Studies conducted by MRC and National Malaria Control Programme revealed that there is a general deline in malaria incidence in the country by 50% admission due to death attributed to malaria have dropped by 90%. Furthmore, malaria parasite prevalence dropped from 4.0% in 2011 to 0.2% in 2014 . Most significantly ,the malaria prevalence has declined even further to 0.1% in 2017. The Health Minister Samateh further express the gratitude to the Senegalese counterpart for such initiative to fight against malaria in the sub- region
The Senegalese Minister of Health Mr Abdoulie Diouf Sarr enhance the Government readiness to the campaign to distribute bednet. He further give the statistics of the funding asspect and also gives the report of people affected .Minister Diouf Sarr said mosquito repellent didn’t know any boundaries and he also thanks the Guinea Conakary for accompany joined the fight against malaria and distribute bednet.
The campaign is ended with educative drama and march pass. The two Government sign the bilateral to zero malaria starts with me through bednet distribution campaign prevent malaria in the sub region.