NTD Ambassador Donates to Leprosy Center in Bong

By Emmanuel Mafelah |

The Ambassador of Neglected Tropical Diseases under the Ministry of Health has donated several pieces of mattresses to the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center.

Dr. Evelyn Kandakai said the donation was her own way of identifying with lepers at the Leprosy Center.

She added that as ambassador of Neglected Tropical Diseases she will keep advocating for those in need of health attention who voices are not heard.

Dr. Evelyn Kandakai added that she has earlier made a promise to the lepers when she was taken there by former Bong County Health Officer Dr. Gabriel Logan to introduce her as the Ambassador for Neglected Tropical Diseases.

The former Education Minister told this Paper Bong County Correspondent that she is glad to be given the opportunity to serve vulnerable people on a pro bono basis.

She believes more needs to be done to improve the well being of people who are affected by tropical diseases.

Dr. Kandakai said her advocacy will be very strong for those in need.

Receiving the mattresses, residents of the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center praised Dr. Evelyn Kandakai for thinking about them.

Authorities of the center said the mattresses provided by the Neglected Tropical Diseases Ambassador will be given to those who are among the most vulnerable.

“We have been laying down on ground here and seeing Mrs. Kandakai coming with mattresses, is something we really want to say thanks to her for the kind gesture”

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