AngloGold Ashanti (Ghana) Malaria Control Limited (AGAMal) reached out to Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast and provided free mosquito insecticide spraying to help the school fight against malaria infections. The insecticide used was Fludora Fusion WP-SB, a formulated combination of Clothianidin and Deltamethrin.

A 12-member team from AGAMal executed the three-day task using 115 sachets of Fludora Fusion insecticide. Nine residential houses, all classrooms, laboratories and staff residences were reached with residual insecticide spraying, which was expected to be active for a duration of nine months in providing protection against malaria.

Business Development Manager of AGAMal Mrs. Rosemary Ampofo-Bekoe said the outreach was made in response to a request by the school to assist in addressing the menace of malaria-causing mosquitoes, which was affecting teaching and learning.

Headmistress of Wesley Girls High School Mrs. Kay Oppong Nkrumah, expressed immense gratitude and satisfaction for the spraying exercise. Mrs. Oppong Nkrumah was happy that the insecticide had an adverse effect on other nuisance insects and that the intervention contributed to the provision of the necessary congenial atmosphere for teaching and excellence.

AGAMal is a registered as a non-governmental, non-profit, which is wholly owned by AngloGold Ashanti and mandated to contribute to a reduction and possible elimination of malaria. AGAMal seeks the opportunity to offer non-commercial services to interested parties with the ultimate aim of saving lives.

AGAMal is seeking partnerships with corporate entities to assist in the efforts to prevent and control malaria primarily through Indoor Residual Spraying and other effective preventive interventions such as bed nets and larviciding.

Credits: | Daniel Kenu