NGO presents motorbikes to control Buruli Ulcer

stethoscopeMAP International Ghana, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has presented two Yamaha Motorbikes to the Asunafo South District Directorate of Health Services in Brong-Ahafo Region to support its Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy Control activities.

In addition, the NGO is providing training for health workers on the detection and monitoring of affected victims in the district.

The motorbikes estimated at GH¢8,698 will support field visits and surveillance on the diseases.

Dr Julien Ake, West Africa Director of MAP International, who handed over the bikes in Sunyani, said the district is an endemic district for Buruli Ulcer in the country.

MAP International in partnership with American Leprosy Mission and Rotary Club of Sunyani Central are working with Ghana Health Service to control the Buruli Ulcer and Leprosy.

Dr Ake noted that the collaboration is positive and expressed appreciation for the assistance to save lives and help improve the living standards of the people.

He gave the assurance that the NGO would provide grants for the control of the diseases in endemic areas including Dormaa Central Municipality and Kintampo Municipality in the Region.

Receiving the motorbikes, Mrs Winifred Tienaah, District Director of Health Services expressed appreciation to the NGO, saying “It would enhance our work in more difficult terrain in the district”.

She appealed for more support from other organisations to boost volunteer training, community sensitisation and care for referral patients.

Source: GNA

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