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  • +233 (0) 303 971 433 / 303 971 435

HFFG implements malaria advocacy project

RESULTS UK,  a United Kingdom based organization that seeks to end health related problems and poverty is working alongside Hope for Future Generations (HFFG) to run a one-year Youth Leaders for Health program which will support some Ghanaian young advocates (between the ages of 18-35) to influence decision-makers to scale-up malaria financing.

Dubbed the Volunteer Youth Leaders for Health, the selected advocates will to help accelerate progress to end malaria and strengthen health systems in Ghana.

As part of project, a delegation from the UK-based non-for profit, together with a team from HFFG has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Health, Honourable Kweku Agyeman Manu to brief him on the project which is also taking place in Sierra-Leone and Tanzania.

The delegation comprised of Pushpanath Krishnamurthy – Campaigns Manager, Youth Leaders for Health, Dr. Sylvia Anie – Public Health Specialist, Eliza-Helen Ampomah – Campaigns Officer – Results UK and Mrs. Cecilia Senoo – Executive Director of HFFG.

Mr Pushpanath Krishnamurthy disclosed that 25 young campaigners based in Ghana, Sierra Leone and Tanzania to develop the skills and knowledge needed for their advocacy campaigns.

The Minister of Health, Kweku Agyeman Manu said though malaria cases are decreasing due to interventions that promotes Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLINs), there is the need for more funding for other malaria interventions such as advocacy.

The team also called on Dr. Anthony Ofosu, Deputy Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Keziah Malm, the Programme Manager National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), as well as the Management of the Nima Government Clinic.

After 15 years of consistent declines in malaria cases and deaths globally, the last 3 years have seen progress slowing, with many countries now experiencing a challenging increase in malaria cases.

According to the latest World Malaria Report 2019, Ghana is one of the 10 highest malaria burden countries in Africa. Other implementing partners under the initiative are CISMAT-SL (Sierra Leone), Health Promotion Tanzania- HDT and WACI Health (Kenya).

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