MALARIA AWARENESS CAMPAIGN AT SIMIW, CAPE COAST 2018

We are serious about educating our communities about Malaria; and have partnered with Dr. Linda Amoah and the Malaria Awareness Campaign in the coastal areas of Central Region of Ghana. The objectives of the Malaria Awareness Campaign is to educate communities of the dangers of the disease while highlighting preventative measures to avoid the spread of Malaria further. The programme encourages discussions on the steps to malaria elimination in these communities.

Dr Linda Amoah (Malaria Awareness Campaign) engaging in discussions regarding the concerns of community members

We visited a small community of Simiw located near Ankaful, which was selected as Simiw exhibits high prevalence of asymptomatic malaria. Simiw is fraught with lack in basic human resource needs – limited potable water where water is scarce, limited access to health care and woman health care.

inqaba biotec™ presented items such as jerseys, footballs and stationary to support the local schools in the area supported by the Malaria Awareness Campaign under Dr Amoah.

Mr Kelly Sarfo (inqaba biotec™) presenting students with items to support their education

Generosity came in many forms as other partners provided further donations and contributions. Although the support, message and community awareness were well received; we are elated to report that the community has engaged to fight against the spread of Malaria in close partnership with the Malaria Awareness Campaign.

 

Interested in Dr Linda Amoah’s research?

Follow the following links to some of her research papers:

Assessment of the quality and quantity of naturally induced antibody responses to EBA175RIII–V in Ghanaian children living in two communities with varying malaria transmission patterns

Dynamics of anti-MSP3 and Pfs230 antibody responses and multiplicity of infection in asymptomatic children from southern Ghana

Natural antibody responses to Plasmodium falciparum MSP3 and GLURP(R0) antigens are associated with low parasite densities in malaria patients living in the Central Region of Ghana

Antibody responses to two new Lactococcus lactis-produced recombinant Pfs48/45 and Pfs230 proteins increase with age in malaria patients living in the Central Region of Ghana

An ex vivo gametocyte culture method to determine Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte commitment in the patient’s peripheral blood

Plasmodium falciparum genotype and gametocyte prevalence in children with uncomplicated malaria in coastal Ghana

Prevalence of G6PD deficiency and Plasmodium falciparum parasites in asymptomatic school children living in southern Ghana

Plasmodium falciparum histidine rich protein-2 diversity and the implications for PfHRP 2: Based malaria rapid diagnostic tests in Ghana

Activity of Herbal Medicines on Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytes: Implications for Malaria Transmission in Ghana

 

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