…AS She Donate Items To Women In The Brong Ahafo Region
The First lady, Lordina Mahama, has emphasized the need for issues affecting women’s health to be taken seriously.
According to her, women represent 70 per cent of persons affected by HIV and other reproductive diseases, hence must be given the necessary attention.
The First lady, made the call when she interacted and presented large quantities of medical equipment and supplies, gas cookers, bales of mosquito nets to various hospitals, laptops to the schools, sewing machines for Dressmakers among others to the Mim, Hwidiem and Kenyasi communities in the Brong Ahafo Region.
Mrs. Mahama, described the situation as very alarming considering that women were the backbone of Ghana’s economy. She urged all especially men to take an interest in the health of their wives.
The Lordina Foundation with the support of its partners, MedShare of the United States, has continued to provide medical supplies and equipment to deprived communities in the country in its effort to compliment the government to provide quality healthcare for the people.
First Lady, said health facilities in the country need a range of equipment and supplies to handle and manage the cases they handle on a daily basis.
She said, while the government was investing heavily in healthcare, many deprived health facilities still lack medical equipment and to support government’s efforts, the Lordina Foundation, had acquired and presented a number of items to many hospitals across nine regions of Ghana.
“My foundation, with the support of partners and sponsors, had been mobilising support over the past several years to enhance quality healthcare in under-served and deprived localities”.
She said the development of a nation depends on the health of the people and it was against this background that government continues to invest heavily in healthcare.
Mrs. Mahama said the Lordina foundation medical mission module assists government by conducting medical outreaches across the country and these outreaches provide free HIV, cervical and breast cancer screening and counselling service and through such efforts, lives were being saved.
“The Lordina Foundation has been working to enhance quality healthcare in many districts and community based health facilities and the latest donation to the three health facilities in the region brings the number to beneficiaries to over 52.
She urged all stakeholders to advocate and work, to ensure that they make investments in the health of the people, particularly the younger ones and added that “we can avoid deaths caused by preventable diseases or conditions, by ensuring that there was adequate access to sexual and reproductive health information and services.
Mrs. Mahama said in these modern times, there were avenues for providing information and services to the adolescents and young people, to avert contracting sexually transmitted infections and unwanted pregnancies.“Our youth are our future. Let us ensure they grow up in a healthy and safe environment”.
“We must acknowledge that essential players in ensuring quality healthcare are our doctors and nurses. In view of this the Lordina Foundation with its partners will do all it can to provide them with necessary resources to make healthcare delivery easier for our medical professionals”, she said.
The First Lady assured that her foundation would continue to support the effort of government to deliver world-class healthcare to the people of Ghana, because health is wealth and helps build a mighty nation.
She commended the health workers in the three communities for making a difference in healthcare delivery in that part of the country.
Mrs. Mahama expressed her profound gratitude to MedShare USA for their support in making the presentation of these items possible.
The chiefs of the three communities all expressed their appreciation to the Lordina foundation for its continued support to hospitals and health facilities as well as educational institutions.