The Ghanaian Women Association of Georgia (GWAG) in partnership with the Rotary Club Accra Airport, Rotary Club Airport City and Rotary Club Cape Coast Central has made donation of medical items estimated at $40,000 to support the maternity wards of three hospitals in Ghana.
The items, including maternity ward beds, incubators, various examination equipment and devices and wheelchairs, were donated to the Oda, Elmina and the Yendi Government hospitals, at the Ghana News Agency premises in Accra.
Hajia Fatima Issaka, a representative of GWAG, said the gesture was to help stop the high maternal and infant mortality rates, lamenting that at least seven million children under the age of five die each year, due to malnutrition, poor health care and inadequate sanitation.
To address this situation, she said the GWAG would continue to support maternity wards of government run hospitals with equipment.
Mr. Nathan Adu, the President for the Rotary Club of Accra, in an interview with The Ghanaian Times, disclosed that “GWAG had raised funds to acquire medical equipment to be donated to the hospitals,” and appealed to individuals and organistations to support the health sector.
Mrs. Betty Obeng, a matron at the Oda Government Hospital, thanked the association for the initiative, and urged the public to come to the aid of the health facility.
By Dennis Amegede & Prosper K. Senyo