Total Petroleum Ghana Limited (Total Ghana) has organized a series of activities for various stakeholders to mark World Malaria Day.
As per the World Health Organisation directive, 25th April is dedicated to encouraging social interventions concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa in line with its theme ‘roll back Malaria for good’ to combat the disease.
Total Ghana has been a recognized ambassador in the fight against malaria, deploying anti-malaria programs every year in vulnerable and deprived communities to contribute to the mitigation efforts of global entities worldwide.
For residents of Kasoa Ofankor in the Awutu Senya East Area of the Central Region, Total Ghana organized a two-day program on 23rd and 25th April, 2019.
The Total Ghana team under the auspices of Ghana Health Service distributed treated mosquito bed nets and mosquito sprays to pregnant and lactating mothers who visited the GHS mobile clinic in area.
With the aid of the Ghana Education Service, an edutainment program interspersed with a play, cultural displays and a quiz competition was also organized for school children from the Ofankor cluster and Nahadatu Islamic basic schools.
Apart from enhancing good sanitation and hygiene practices, the exercises encourage the continued use of treated bed nets which is proven to be the most effective Malaria prevention measures.
Speaking at the two-day event, the Corporate Social Responsibility Officer of Total Ghana, Charlotte Someah-Kwaw mentioned that “the Total World Malaria programs held over the past 10 years has impacted thousands of children in schools as well as pregnant and lactating mothers at several health posts and communities spanning the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern and Western Regions of the country. The company’s network of service stations has also become an effective platform to expand its reach to the motoring public by distributing treated mosquito bed nets to commercial drivers and other customers.”
In addition to these preventive programs at Kasoa Ofankor, Total Ghana organized a forum for its staff across the country to further the cause.
“These initiatives represent Total Ghana’s commitment towards social interventions in communities and to foster sustainable development. It also illustrates the company’s dedication towards ensuring environmental sustainability”, Charlotte Someah-Kwaw added.
About Total Petroleum Ghana Limited
Established in 1951, Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is a locally listed oil marketing company with over 4700 Ghanaian shareholders. The company has a retail network of more than 250 service stations across the ten regions of the country with activities spanning the Aviation, Bitumen and commercial businesses. The company provides expertise on engine performance and reduction in fuel consumption through premium quality fuels, lubricants and car care products. Total Petroleum Ghana Limited is ISO 9001:2015 certified and its respect for quality, standards, achievements and safety has propelled it to the forefront of the Ghanaian Petroleum Industry.
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