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Health News of Friday, 6 December 2019

Source: Rotary Club, Ghana

Rotary pledges continuous support to Ghana’s healthcare system

The Rotary Clubs of Accra and Accra Ridge have pledged their continuous support and commitment to Ghana’s healthcare delivery system in a bid to help lessen on government when it comes to the provision of healthcare needs for the populace.

Speaking at this year’s National Blood Donors Day Celebration under the theme “Blood Donation and Universal Access to Safe Blood Transfusion As a Component of Achieving Universal Health Coverage” at the Korle Bu Hospital in Accra, Don Obilor, the President of the Rotary Club of Accra affirmed his organization’s commitment to partnering government in promoting and delivering “effective health services in Ghana”.

Present at the event were the Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation and MP for Okaikwei Central Honourable Patrick Boamah, the Director of the National Blood Bank, dignitaries from Ghana’s health sector, as well as past and present executives of Rotary.

Expatiating on Rotary’s commitment and support to the health needs of Ghanaians, Don Obilor spoke of a number of critical interventions Rotary has made over the past six decades including the club’s support to Polio eradication in Ghana.

Other projects undertaken by the group includes the “construction of a modern Eye Care Centre at Akwatia Government Hospital and the setting up of the Plastic and Reconstruction Burns Unit at Korle Bu with the assistance of Rotarians from Argentina and Scotland.

He further listed the Maternal and Child Health Departments, the Cardiothoracic Centre, and the Intensive Care Unit of the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital as institutions which “have benefitted from vital medical supplies and consumables from the resources of Rotary.”

Rotary is a volunteer organization of over 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian services and help build goodwill and peace amongst all cultures.

About 36,000 Clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas conduct projects to address today’s challenges including illiteracy, disease, hunger, poverty, lack of clean water and environmental concerns – while encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations.