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In Sierra Leone, Jack Lansana Heads National Malaria Control Programme
By Augustine Samba
Apr 22, 2010, 17:16
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The former Registrar of Pharmacy Board, Mr. Michael Jack Lansana, who was Deputy Manager of the National Malaria Control Programme, reliable sources say, is to head the department after the erstwhile Manager Dr. Blake was sent on leave.

Mr. Lansana who is a Fellow of the West African Post graduate College of Pharmacist holds two masters degree.

When acting as the Chief Administrator and Secretary to the Pharmacy Board of Sierra Leone which he single handedly created as a regulatory body, he nurtured and developed into an enviable Institution much was realized in terms of standard and ethics. In 1988 he became an Inspecting Pharmacist and Inventory Officer at the Essential Drugs Programme at the Ministry of Health, and in 1993, based on his impressive performance he was promoted as the Senior Pharmacist at the Government Central Medical Stores.

His profound experience as a pharmacist is said to have earned him this new appointment at the National Malaria Control Programme.

As an experienced administrator, much is banked upon Mr. Lansana to transform things at that Department, which is working on a drive to reduce the dreadful malaria disease that has plagued this country for so long.

When contacted at his New England Office as to how he intends using his new office to promote the status of health in the country, Mr. Lansana said in an unassuming way that: "I will be exploiting my time, ability, and strength to fullest capacity as has always been the case". According to him, due to his outstanding performance at the helm of affairs at the Pharmacy Board, the Staff of the National Malaria Control Programmed are already confident that he would create a serious impact in the reduction of the disease which continues to affect the greater part of the population of Sierra Leone, especially pregnant women, lactating mothers and kids under five years old.


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