AngloGold Ashanti Launches Malaria Control Program In Adieyie, Western Region
| Updated Jul 15, 2017 at 7:00am
AngloGold Ashanti Iduaprim Mine in its quest to eradicate malaria among its workforce as well as the host communities has launched a Malaria Control Program at Adieyie near Tarkwa in the Western Region.
The program involves sixteen host communities with an estimated population of five thousand, 850 people in one thousand and 350 households in on the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality.
The Managing Director of AngloGold Ashanti Iduaprim Mine, Jasper Musadaidzwa ( Musa day zuwa) said new cases among employees and contractors of the company increased from 172 in 2015 to 263 in 2016, while the first half of 2017 recorded 218 new cases.
This, he described as alarming and therefore calls for proactive measures to reverse the trend.
The company, he said will double it's efforts through effective collaboration with Ghana Health Service and other stakeholders in the fight against malaria.
Under the program, which is on the theme: "Ending Malaria for Good in Our Communities", the communities will benefit from treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying.
The Gyasehene of Apinto traditional area, Nana Dr. Adarkwa Bediako III was unveiled as the malaria ambassador.
He pointed out that, malaria can easily be eradicated if education in preventive measures are taken seriously.
These are testing for the disease, treatment with ATC and fully completing the full course of treatment.