Ghana’s largest telecommunication network MTN has donated treated insecticide bed nets to the maternity and pediatric ward of the Bolgatanga hospital to mark the World Malaria Day which falls on April 25 every year.
The donation exercise which covered some selected hospitals in the country including the Bolgatanga hospital saw the distribution of 50 treated nets to in-patients as part of its corporate social responsibilities and a move to help prevent malaria.
Speaking to a1radioonline.com on the side-lines of the short exercise, Upper East Regional Territory Sales Controller for MTN Richard Asamane said the gesture is part of the corporate social enterprise’s contribution to help eradicate malaria in Ghana and Africa.
He intimated that MTN has a mission to brighten lives and hence protecting the health of the people forms an integral part of the bid to achieving that purpose while recalling previous health programs that the his outfit has supported including blood donation exercises.
He added that “we have come in with our bit of support with treated mosquito nets for the most vulnerable which are mostly pregnant women and children.”
“We are taking every opportunity that comes our way to touch the lives of people especially in the areas of education, health and economic empowerment,” he noted.
By: Azongo Albert | A1RADIOONLINE.com | GHANA