First Lady to speak at malaria day event at Adenta

BY: Enoch Darfah Frimpong

Lordina MahamaFirst Lady Mrs. Lordina Dramani Mahama is the keynote speaker at today's event in Adenta in the Greater Accra Region to commemorate this year's World Malaria Day. She will be joined at the ceremony by the Minister for Health and heads of the country's health and development partners.

Mrs. Mahama who will speak on the theme for the celebration, "Invest in the future. Defeat Malaria", has been a passionate advocate for the issues that affect especially children and mothers, and is expected to use the occasion to make interventions on their behalf.

Ghana has made considerable progress in the fight against malaria but there are indications that the country can only do more and ensure sustained measures to attain the desired results.

The First Lady, a few weeks ago, accepted a request from the UNAIDS through the Ghana AIDS Commission to serve as an ambassador to champion the elimination of new HIV infections among children by 2015 and keeping their mothers alive. 

She has already met and interacted with persons living with HIV who have committed their time to educating and to be used as ambassadors towards the reduction of infections. Her presence at the World Malaria Day signals a desire by the wife of the President to intensify her love and passion for the welfare of children.

A philanthropist, Mrs. Mahama has through her Office and Foundation being supporting especially vulnerable children in children's homes across the country and women groups.