Delta Air Lines is partnering Ghana
Red Cross Society to implement a year-long malaria prevention campaign in four
districts in Ghana. The health education
activities will reach children under- five years of age and pregnant women through
the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) through the ‘Hang Up
and Keep Up Campaign’. This programme complements the National Malaria Control
Programme in Ghana.
project will be implemented in the Greater Accra and Upper East Regions. The
Ghana Red Cross Society will recruit 80 volunteers and train them to carry out
the proposed activities. Each volunteer will be responsible for 20 households
per the project period giving a cumulative households total of 1,600. A total
of 4,000 LLINs will be procured and distributed as part of this programme, with a total number of 8,000 beneficiaries.
officially launch the program, staff of Delta Airlines and GRCS met with
members of the Nima-Maamobi branch of Mothers Club and a batch of LLINS was
handed over to their leadership.
According to Perry Cantarutti, Delta’s senior
vice president Europe, Middle East and Africa, the partnership with Ghana Red
Cross Society will provide support through individual, household and community
levels and re-affirms our commitment to Ghana and its people.
UNICEF Health Education Project
with UNICEF, Ghana Red Cross Society is embarking on a campaign aimed at
reaching grass root communities with key messages through household canvassing.
These messages will focus mainly on family practices that have the greatest
impact in reducing under-five mortality and can best address water, sanitation
and hygiene behavior change. Read More >>>
The workshop brought together delegates from all ten regions in the country as well as international delegates from the Red Cross Movement from around the world. Read More >>>