Thursday, July 9, 2015

Delta Airlines has distributed treated insecticide bed nets to residents of Nima and Maamobi in Accra, in collaboration with the Ghana Red Cross Society.


According to Petra Asamoah, General Manager of Delta Airline General Sales Agency (GSA) Ghana, the distribution of the treated nets which was targeted at women and children, was part of organisation’s ‘Hang Up and Keep Up’ malaria prevention campaign.


She said the campaign was part of their corporate social responsibility to curb the mortality rate of children below the age of five as a result of malaria.


“Delta Airlines has been proud to support the work of the Ghana Red Cross Society, as it targets the vulnerable with treated nets with accompanying malaria prevention messages, to help reduce the rates of malaria infection and infant mortality in the country. The project was launched last year and we decided to do it again this year,” Mrs Asamoah said.


Hajia Mariam Salifu, the Acting Regional Facilitator of the Mother’s Club, a wing of the Ghana Red Cross Society, said the project had helped in reducing malaria infection in the Nima-Mamobi community.


She disclosed that the club would continue to educate the people on how to use the treated nets and the need to keep their environment clean as a way of helping to prevent the malaria infection.


Hajia Salifu commended the airline for the great work they were doing to support the Nima-Mamobi community


Delta has been operating in Ghana since December 2006 and now operates services to four African cities in four countries.


Delta has grown from 22 weekly departures to and from Africa in December 2006 to more than 42 planned for summer 2015.


Through the hubs in Atlanta and New York-JFK, Delta offers an unsurpassed network of hundreds of convenient onward connections.

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