ANESVAD, an NGO, based in Bilbao Spain has donated 18 Delux Toyota Pick ups, 15 Yamaha Motor Bikes, and 3 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado to the Ghana Health Service today in Accra.

The NGO has been working with National Buruli Ulcer Control programme for some years now. They are currently expanding their scope of collaboration to include Yaws and Leprosy.

The representative from ANESVAD, Alfonso Noboa, extended congratulations to the communities that will benefit from this program. He also expressed gratitude to the ANESVAD partners, Program Managers and the District of the Ghana Health Service, for the support and effort to the promotion of projects.

The Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare in his speech revealed that over the years GHS has been challenged with mobility issues to extend health services to the rural folks to address their health needs. He appealed to the partners to work hard to merit continuation of the project after the first two years, so that other districts can benefit.

“Ghana Health Service through this project will improve the control of Buruli Ulcer, achieve and sustained elimination of Yaws and Leprosy in 15 selected co endemic districts through an integrated approach to detection, prevention and management”, he assured.

The start up districts for the project are : Akuapem North, Akuapem South, Asante Akim North, Asikumah-Odoben-Brakwa,

Other districts also include Ayensuano, Biakoye, Jasikan, Mpohor, Nkoranza South, Sekyere Afram Plains, Upper Denkyirah East, Upper Denkyirah West, Upper West Akyem, Wa Municipal and Wassa Amenfi East.

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