Cuban pharmaceutical group starts malaria control in Ghana

LABIOFAM, a Cuban Entrepreneurial Group of pharmaceutical and biological laboratories, based in Ghana, has started an outreach programme to control malaria.

The group which started operations in the country in 2007 in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), has been working in the Greater Accra, Ashanti and Brong Ahafo Regions.

Ms Ismary Ferro Barrios, a member of the group and a Labiofan Specialist, disclosed these at an outreach programme, organized by the group for the Family Outreach Ghana School, an affiliate of the Family Outreach International in Accra.

She said LABIOFAM was working to control malaria in its areas of operations and explained that: “We educate communities on the importance of environmental cleanliness to control malaria.”

Ms Barrios said that apart from Ghana the programme was being implemented in other African countries such as Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania and Nigeria.

She said the programme was adopted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS),

Source: GNA

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