Good Neighbors Ghana (GNGH), an international NGO Thursday, donated assorted medicines valued at $ 1.37 million to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Accra for distribution to health facilities across the country.
The items included Paracetamol, Albenazole, Mebendazole, Amoxicillin and Coartem.
Presenting the items, the Managing Director of GNGH, Mr Ilwon Seo, explained that the donations formed part of a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) his outfit signed with the GHS to supply essential medicines needed in the Community Health Planning and Service (CHPS) for five years.
He indicated that the donation would contribute to guarantee the quality of services delivery through the supply of essential medicines to strengthen the health system of the country, especially in Volta, Oti, Eastern and Upper East Region.
Mr Seo promised his outfit’s preparedness to help Ghana enhance its primary health care service delivery by assisting with the needed medical items.
Receiving the items, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, the Director-General of the GHS said the items would go a long way to support the Universal Health Coverage agenda for every Ghanaian to gain quality health care and services by 2030.
He commended the GNGH for the donation and said the items would be used for its intended purpose.
Touching on the distribution of the items, Dr Kuma-Aboagye, stated that GHS would distribute the medicines to areas with gaps in the medicine supply chain to ensure uniformity.
He also called on Ghanaians to support government’s fight against the coronavirus disease by getting vaccinated, expressing the hope that the vaccines would build herd immunity against the virus.
On his part, the Director of Pharmaceutical Services, GHS, Dr Bismark Attah-Adjepong noted that the medicines donated were essential to support the country’s effort in its fight against anemia, headache and other related diseases in the pandemic.
He called for further collaboration and donors to equip the pharmaceutical sector in helping to address health care needs.
BY JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE