Konkola Copper Mines-KCM- has sprayed over 54 000 households in Chingola, Chililabombwe and Nampundwe since the launch of its annual Malaria residual spraying exercise in 2000, in an effort to eradicate incidences of malaria in KCM’s areas of operation as a way of promoting good health in the country.
KCM Chief Executive Officer Steven Din says Zambia can become a Malaria-Free Country through the concerted efforts by the government and the private sector to eradicate the disease.
He has disclosed that KCM has made a financial contribution towards the 2018 National Malaria Day Commemoration Organizing Committee, which seeks to highlight the dangers of malaria, which according to the world health organisation kills more people in Sub-Saharan africa than any other disease.
Mr. Din has explained that since KCM began to intervene in its areas of operation, Malaria deaths have declined by more than 70 percent.
This is contained in a statement availed to Phoenix News in Ndola by KCM Public Relations and Communications Manager Shapi Shachinda.