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Diasporian News of Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Source: Kwame Atoapem

The Kwakwaduam Association of New York donates

The Kwakwaduam Association of New York donates Twelve Electronic Fetal Doppler Stethoscopes to the Nsawam Health District, Obo and Atibie Health Centers

The Kwakwaduam Association of New York has donated twelve Electronic Fetal Doppler Stethoscopes worth over 3,600 USD to the Nsawam Health District, Obo and Atibie Health Centers

The Institutions in the Nsawam Health Directorate receiving the Fetal Doppler Stethoscopes included Nsawam, Adoagyiri, Obregyema, Zongo, Djankrom, and New Life. The donations to the Nsawam area was initiated by Hon Nana Obeng Dompreh MP for Nsawam/Adoagyiri who indicated the need to the Kwakwaduam Association during his trip to New York, on his desire to improve the quality of health care delivered to women of his constituency.
Nana Obarima Wiredu of Obo made the application on behalf of the Atibie and Obo Health Centers.

Making the presentations on behalf of the Association, Dr. Kwame Aniapam Boafo a Gynecologist at the Montefiore Hospital/Albert Einstein Medical School, New York and a Consultant to the Organization said that the Association recognizes the need to enhance the work done by our midwives who are at the fore front of maternal care and the need to improve the quality of work done by them. He said the stillbirth rate in Ghana is on the average about 25 per 1000 and that of the developed nation is about 3 to 5. He said there was need to bridge this gap and the provision of the electronic Doppler stethoscopes will go a long way in making it easier to avoid fresh stillbirths and enhance antepartum care.

Dr. Boafo relayed greetings from Mr. Mark Saforo President of Kwakwaduam Association Inc. who indicated that Kwakwaduam is an organization whose mission includes a global health component and the supply of the stethoscopes was consistent with this mission. He said the funds for this project were raised at the last Dinner Dance and implored the public to support the efforts of Kwakwaduam Association Inc

It will be recalled that in the past Kwakwaduam had provided computers for the Presbyterian University at Akropong, provided water for the School for the Blind in Ghana, provided water for Akropong East, and provided medical supplies to several maternal health clinics in villages in the Akwapim district among others and made similar presentations to Prampram and Mampong health Directorates.

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