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NTD Ambassador donates to leprosy center in Bong

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The Ambassador of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) under the Ministry of Health has donated several pieces of mattresses to the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in Bong County.

During the donation recently, Dr. Evelyn Kandakai said the donation was her own way of identifying with lepers at the Leprosy Center.She adds that as ambassador of Neglected Tropical Diseases, she will keep advocating for those in need of health attention whose voices are not heard.

Dr. Kandakai 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 the NewDawn’s Bong County correspondent that she is glad to be given the opportunity to serve vulnerable people on a pro bono basis.

She believes that more is needed to be done to improve the wellbeing of people who are affected by tropical diseases.Dr. Kandakai says her advocacy will be very strong for those in need.Receiving mattresses donated by Dr. Kandakai, residents of the Suakoko Leprosy Rehabilitation Center praised her for thinking about them.

Authorities of the center say the mattresses provided by Dr. Kandakai 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 residents say.

By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong–Edited by Winston W. Parley

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