Liberia: HMPI Launches Campaign Against Malaria

14 Jun 2006
Analyst (Monrovia)
A local non-government organization known as the Help My People Incorporated (HMPI) has launched a massive campaign aimed at eradicating malaria in Bong Mines, Bong County.

As a part of the campaign, the HMPI on Friday began the distribution of almost 5,000 mosquito nets to several communities in Bong Mines.

The distribution of the nets was officiated by Dr. Nathaniel Richardson, President of the Geo Services Incorporated, who urged the beneficiaries to use them wisely.

He thanked the HMPI for considering the women and children of the area.

Speaking earlier, the Executive Directress of the HMPI, Cynthia Siaphia, said the nets were made available through the assistance of the Malaria Control Program.

She said the targeted beneficiaries are pregnant women, baby mothers, and children under five years of age.

The Executive Directress of the HMPI added that the mosquito nets were made available to the Malaria Control Program by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The distribution, which occurred at the Bong Mines Hospital, brought the beneficiaries from all over Bong Mines.

Many of the beneficiaries, who received the mosquito nets, thanked the HMPI for the assistance given them against malaria.

Day two of the distribution took the HMPI to Tubman Farm, Kanneh town among others.