Fish Promotion Trust supports 2017 TB Day

21 Mar 2017 10:30am
WALVIS BAY, 21 MAR (NAMPA) – The Namibia Fish Consumption Promotion Trust (NFCPT) on Monday donated N.dollars 50 000 towards the observation of 2017 World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on 24 March.
Specifically, the funds will finance the advertising of the event scheduled for Friday at Opuwo in the Kunene Region.
In his speech availed at the handover ceremony, NFCPT Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Victor Pea said the gesture is part of their corporate social responsibility.
“We identified the need to enhance the quality of life of all Namibians through the provision of quality healthcare. We believe this mammoth responsibility to ensure and enhance the quality cannot be left to Government alone.”
Pea said the Trust remains committed to meeting Government halfway in its endeavours.
“While we acknowledge efforts made in redressing the toll this disease has on our populace, more still needs to be done to ensure that we completely eradicate it from our communities.”
Director of Health in the Erongo Region, Jeremia Nghipundjwa received the cheque on behalf of the Ministry of Health and Social Services.
He appealed to all members of society to join hands in securing a TB free Namibia, saying the Ministry has indeed made great strides by providing high quality medicines free of charge.
“Our efforts have resulted in us being able to bring down the absolute number of TB cases.”
The director said the Ministry of Health remains cognisant of the need for an accelerated approach towards fighting the epidemic.
Nghipundjwa said the nation should remain proactive in fighting the disease through increased awareness and enhanced detection methods.
“We must strengthen advocacy and the role it plays in managing the effects of TB.”
(NAMPA)
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