By Elijah Ugani
The wife of the Cross River State Governor, Dr. Linda Ayade through her Non Governmental Organization, Mediatrix Development Foundation, MDF has taken the fight against malaria to St. Patrick’s College Ikot Ansa, Calabar.
Speaking at the occasion, the Wife of the Governor who was represented by the Director-General, Cross River Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Betta Edu reiterated her Excellency’s commitment to the heath care of Cross Riverians.
“Her Excellency is very passionate about the welfare of Cross Riverians, right from inception, her challenge has being to make health care available to all women and young people, as such she decided to create a foundation to tackle malaria; Hunt Malaria Initiative.
“Since malaria has affected and taken away the lives of so many persons, malaria has affected and taken away productivity from your parents. What more can you say than to end malaria for good. Her Excellency knows that she cannot do that without you and so has decided to bring it to your school so as to create Hunt Malaria Initiative club, after now, you have to take the massage back to your parents, become ambassadors of the club, educate your family on how to prevent malaria, to take intermittent treatment, sleep inside insecticide treated nets. Her Excellency wants every child in this hall to sleep under insecticide treated net. Take this massage into the society and make a difference.” She said.
The wife of the State Governor in concluding, promised that the State Primary Health Agency would ensure that the school clinic is renovated up to standard and regular supply of malaria drugs to the clinic.
Earlier, the principal of the school, Rev. Fr. Christopher Okon welcomed the governor’s wife and team as well as commending her for the choice of the college for such a wonderful program. He used the opportunity to intimate her that the school runs a clinic, and requested her to assist in up-grading the facilities in the clinic to meet the challenges of students.
The principal pledged the commitment of the institution to the mission of the club, its sustenance, and propagation.
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