The Ceremony of Signing of Handing-over and Acceptance Certificate of Anti–Malaria Drug Injection donated by the Chinese government was held in the Ministry of Health of Ghana last month. H.E. Chinese Ambassador Sun Baohong, Economic and Commercial Counselor Mr. Li Jiang, as well as Honorable Minister of Health Mr. Alexander Segbefia attended the ceremony. Ambassador Sun and Minister of Health signed the certificate on behalf of each government. The drugs are worth about 1.3 million U.S. dollars, and are produced by a Chinese company.
Ambassador Sun said that the China started donation of anti-malaria drugs in 2006, and this time the 600,000 vials of Artesunate injection will be used to treat severe malaria. She hoped that these anti-malaria drugs will play a crucial role in treating the disease of predatory malaria and save people’s lives in this country. She also sang praise of the cooperation outcome between Chinese government and Ghanaian government in the area of health. China provides such over 100 training opportunities to health sector this year. Currently 22 Ghanaian midwives are studying in China.
Minister Segbefia expressed his sincere thanks on behalf of the Ghanaian government. He said that the donation of anti–malaria drug injection was a demonstration of the continuing relationship between Ghana and China. He indicated that China attaches great importance to the welfare of the people of Ghana and is a significant global player in the health area.
“It is a demonstration of the continuing relationship that we’ve had with China,” he said, describing China as “a significant global player in the health of the people of the world.
Artesunate injection is used extensively to treat cerebral malaria and other severe malaria. The injection is WHO prequalified and duly registered with FDA GHANA.