World Vision donates two million tablets to Health Ministry
World Vision Sierra Leone a child focused non-governmental organization through its Gift in Kind Program has donated two million tablets of Albendazole to the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to be administered during deworming exercise for children in all hospitals and clinics across the country at the Government’s Medical Stores New England Ville in Freetown. (Photo: L-R World Vision Sierra Leone Coordinator of Gift in Kind Dwight Jones handing over delivery notes to Deputy Director of Medical Stores in the Health Ministry Jack Lansana)
The donation of the Albendazole tablets is aimed at complementing the efforts of the government of Sierra Leone to provide quality health care delivery to vulnerable children to reduce infant mortality rate in urban and rural parts of Sierra Leone where children are more vulnerable.
Handing over the donation to officers of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation the Coordinator of Gift in Kind at World Vision Sierra Leone Dwight Jones said his organization has been working closely with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to promote health care delivery.
The Gift in Kind Coordinator said the two million tablets of Albendazone is to be supplied to hopsitals and clinics by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation to be administered to children for de-worming. He said each Albendazone tablet has 400 milligrams.
This is not the first time World Vision Sierra Leone has donated Albendazone tablets to the Ministry of Health and assured that his organization will continue to support the government to improve on health care delivery for its people.
Receiving the donation the Deputy Director of Medical Stores in the Ministry of Health and Sanitation Jack Lansana expressed thanks and appreciation to World Vision Sierra Leone for their valuable contributions towards the promotion of health care delivery particularly to children.
He assured World Vision Sierra Leone that the Albendazone tablets will be used by health workers during de-worming exercise at health centers across the country and that the Ministry of Health will ensure that the drugs are used for its intended purpose.
Jack Lansana promised to update the World Vision Sierra Leone office on the distribution list to enable the NGO to cross check at health centers about the progress and challenges in de-worming children.
He appealed to World Vision Sierra Leone for their continued support towards the health sector to achieve the millennium Development Goals by 2015.
Jack Lansana also stated that children form some 25% of the entire population and ensuring they are healthy is a key priority of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, the Government and development partners and assured World Vision of their fullest cooperation.
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