Ghana receives US$1.3 million anti-malaria drugs from China

China's ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong, said "We wish all these anti-malaria drugs will play a crucial role in treating the disease and saving people's lives in this country."

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The Chinese government has donated 600,000 vials of Artesunate, an anti-malarial injectable, to Ghana.

The drugs, produced by a Chinese company, are worth about US$1.3 million.

RELATED: 5 things you probably didn't know about the silent killer diseaseAt the hand over ceremony in Accra on Tuesday, China's ambassador to Ghana, Sun Baohong, said "We wish all these anti-malaria drugs will play a crucial role in treating the disease and saving people's lives in this country."

According to the ambassador, China has been donating anti-malaria drugs to Ghana since 2006 and has been supporting Ghana's health sector through construction of hospitals and personnel training.

Sun further expressed hope that the forthcoming forum on China-Africa cooperation in Johannesburg due in December will give the two sides a platform to strengthen their cooperation, particularly with healthcare.

Ghana's Health Minister, Alex Segbefia expressed gratitude to the Chinese government for their donation, adding that "It is a demonstration of the continuing relationship that we've had with China."

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