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|MOH Commemorates World Malaria Day|
|Published on April 27, 2010||Email To Friend Print Version
By Marcus Zoleh
The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare through its Malaria Control Division yesterday joined other countries in the world in observance of World Malaria Day.
April 25 is celebrated each year as World Malaria Day through the world.
Delivering a key note address at the ceremony, the Chairman of the National Traditional Council of Liberia, Chief Zarzar Karwor stressed the need for everyone to take preventive measures against the disease.
He noted that the dirtying our communities, streets and work places is a complete invitation to mosquito which is the direct cause of malaria.
Chief Karwor said that the vigorous cleaning of our surroundings and the effective use of the bed or mosquito nets will make a serious impact on the fight against malaria in the country.
Chief Karwor made specific called on pregnant women to prioritize using the mosquito nets in order to save they and their unborn children from malaria.
He however warned against the abuse of the nets by others who are involve in using the mosquito to fish or for bathing to desist as such attitude sent out a negative signal to donors who are helping the government of Liberia to fight to the disease.
For his part, the head of the Malaria Control Division at the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Dr. Jowel Jones reemphasized the effective use of the bed nets by everyone especially children under five years and pregnant women.
Dr. Jones thanked all of their partners for the continuance support to the Malaria Control Division in the fight against the disease.
He promised that the more mosquito nets will be distributed to those communities and house hold that are yet to benefit from the distribution of the net.
This year celebration of World Malaria Day took place at the D. Twee high School in New Kru Town, and was held under the them Counting Malaria Out.