By: Shalom Lumor| MyKuulFMonline
The Korea Foundation for International Healthcare (KOFIH) has handed over some medical equipment valued at $24,629 to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to improve maternal and child health in the Volta Region.
The equipment which include ultrasound machine, fetal dopplers, stethoscopes, aneroid blood pressure, automatic blood pressure, delivery bed, optical microscope, suction machine and sterilizer was donated to the beneficiaries health centers to help in efficient health delivery services
THE MNCH PROJECT
The donation is part of the ongoing MNCH project in the Volta Region to promote safe delivery and promote antenatal care in the Volta Region.
The initiative is in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the GHS for developing maternal new-born and child healthcare project in Krachi West, Krachi Nchumuru, Hohoe and Afadjato South districts.
Handing over the items to the Volta Regional Minister Dr. Yao Archilbald Letsa in Ho, Dr Anthony Nsiah-Asare, the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, said the items would improve the quality of care for pregnant women and new-born and encourage the medical staffs in the area to give off their best.
“These items will motivate the health staff in their service delivery, and it will also help them to offer efficient services to their patients” he added.
Kim Bounggui Deputy Country Representative KOFIH Ghana Office said, the equipment will improve the quality of care for pregnant women and newborns and encourage the medical staffs in the rural areas.
“We hope the equipment will help the health centers in many ways, including the staffs in the rural communities”
Korea Foundation For International Healthcare (KOIFH) is a government agency of the Ministry of Health and welfare, Republic of Korea.
KOFIH has been providing many different forms of supports in the health sector in Ghana including carrying out MNCH improvement project in the Volta Region, National Health Insurance Policy Cooperation Project, Mid to long term invitation training for health Workers and Renovation National Workers and Renovation National Prosthetics and Orthotics Center Project.