Fidelity Bank donated 907 Long Lasting Insecticide Treated Nets (LLINs) valued at GH¢10,000 to students of the Mampong School for the Deaf. The outreach was part of the Staff Charity @ Work initiative in which staff reach out help improve the lives of people in need.
Funds for purchase of the nets was raised by staff with support from management.
Staff of the bank, in partnership with the Private Sector Malaria Prevention Program (PSMP) under the John Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, visited both units of the school – Mampong Demonstration School for the Deaf and the Mampong Senior High School for the Deaf.
Bank Staff held an information awareness session on malaria prevention.
Managing Director of Fidelity Bank Mr. Jim Baiden disclosed that donation was in line with one of the core values of the bank, which is supporting the communities in which the bank operates.
Mr. Baiden observed that the country recorded 4.6 million suspected malaria cases in the first half of 2017 and 145,986 malaria patients on were on admission. Mr. Biden noted that during the same period, 266 malaria deaths were recorded. He called for concerted action from all in the fight against malaria infection.