PNG Ports joins fight against malaria

National, Normal

The National, Monday 19th December 2011

THE PNG Ports Corporation Ltd (PNGPCL) has joined the fight against malaria and will soon be rolling out its anti-malaria campaign with the help of NGOs Population Services International (PSI) of PNG and Rotary Against Malaria.
In a three-part campaign starting this month, PNGPCL’s corporate communications department and life-skills coach, with the guidance of PSI, will carry out awareness and educate staff about the causes, prevention and treatment of malaria at its 15 ports. 
The second stage of the campaign will be an organised test and treatment programme for staff starting in Port Moresby.
Life-skills coach Arietta Kairey said there were plans for the distribution of treated mosquito nets to each PNGPCL staff as the third phase of the campaign.
She said malaria was a deadly parasitic disease that affected everyone globally and with the leadership of chief executive officer Brian Riches, PNGPCL would launch its campaign to fight the disease.
PNGPCL’s malaria fogging exercise at its ports will continue with the help of the National Capital District Commission’s malaria task force.