Health News of Saturday, 26 April 2014
Source: prince selorm
Finatrade foundation donates 250 laboratory coats to Noguchi memorial institute
The Finatrade Foundation, corporate social responsibility arm of Finatrade has presented 250 protective coats worth, GH¢10,000.00 for use by the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research This donation according to Mr. Elias Daher, Group Human Resource Manager of the Finatrade Group of Companies is in recognition of the Institute’s tremendous contribution to medical research and health in general in Ghana and the sub-region. He indicated that Finatrade has supported the Research Institute in times past by covering the cost of the purchase of a microscope. “We already have a strong relationship with the University of Ghana and we are happy that as a company the Noguchi Memorial Research Institute is one of the research institutes we are extending our support”. The Executive Secretary of the Finatrade Foundation Mr. John Awuni in a brief remark said the Finatrade Foundation’s activities focus on the areas of agriculture, education and health. “We are aware that the Institute always adheres to international standards, and this donation is one way of supporting them to continue to provide high quality and safe medical research and practice to the whole country.” According to him, the Foundation since 2003 has supported over 200 under-graduate and post graduate students studying agricultural related courses in four of the country’s public universities.
He pledged the Foundation’s commitment towards supporting the health sector in the area of research and assisting less privileged patients critically ill and in need of surgery. The Director of the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, Dr. Kwadwo Ansah Koram thanked the Finatrade group for their kind gesture and pledged the commitment of the institute to make maximum use of the protective coats. He said the coats had come at an appropriate time and was of good quality with a long life span.