Alhassan Abdul Fatawu, Corporate Communications Service Advisor of MTN has presented 400 insecticide treated mosquito nets to the Tamale West and Yendi hospitals in the northern region.
Each hospital received an equal number of 200 pieces of the treated mosquito nets meant to augment measures put in place to eradicate malaria in the beneficiary communities.
Making the presentation on separate grounds, Alhassan Abdul Fatawu said the donation formed part of an award package he received as 1st runner up winner of the MTN special “What do you know” quiz competition which was organized for a cross section of MTN staff to compete among themselves on issues of the malaria disease.
He noted that malaria control was the collective responsibility of all citizens and thanked MTN for given him the opportunity to assist the Tamale West and Yendi hospitals with the insecticide treated mosquito nets.
Alhassan Abdul Fatawu appealed to other organizations and Philanthropists to assist the Ghana Health Service to combat the malaria disease seeing that Ghana lose 12 million Dollars of its GDP annually as a result of deaths caused by the malaria disease.
Dr. Abdul Majeed Bashiru, Medical Superintendant of the Tamale West Hospital commended the MTN Corporate Communications Service Advisor for his forethought and assured him of the judicious use of the donation.
He observed that the donation will boost an indoor residual spraying exercise government has embarked upon to eradicate malaria nationwide.
Dr. Abdul Majeed Bashiru confirmed malaria as a number 1 killer disease and called for concerted efforts to control the r5menace.