NGOs receive 2.6 billion cedis for TB control

The Global TB Candlelight Medication came to its climax on 27th May, with the arrival of Ababba Moziah Richard, the Afro Global Alliance TB-HIV/AIDS Ambassador in Ghana from a 13 day walk which was meant to sensitize and scale up awareness in TB-HIV/AIDS control.

The Programme Manager for National TB control Programme, Dr. Frank Bonsu with other dignitaries received Ababba Richard in Accra after completing almost 2000km walk from Sandema in Upper East Region to Accra to mark the Global TB Candlelight Meditation.

At the ceremony, Dr. Frank Bonsu disclosed that over 68 NGOs proposals has been approved for funding in this quarter and he also encouraged the NGOs to go into the rural communities to do more sensitization in order achieve the case detection, treatment and cure target set the NTP for the Regions.

Dr. Bonsu praised the NGOs for their contribution in the Advocacy, Communication and Social mobilization activities in the country and also declared the public sector support for the civil society organization involvement in the control of infectious diseases since the Health sector cannot solely intervene in this fight.


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