Lordina Foundation supports more than 44 hospitals with medical equipment

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More than forty-four hospitals from eight regions across the country have benefited from the medical supplies by the Lordina Foundation.

Apart from complementing government’s efforts, The Lordina Foundation seeks to mobilize support to acquire medical items and embark on a nationwide medical outreach.

First Lady Lordina Mahama at separate presentations at Banda and Wenchi all in the Brong Ahafo Region said one way to make a wealthy nation healthy is to invest heavily in the health of the people and that is what the Foundation strives to do.

Radio Ghana’s Yvonne Atilego reports that quality healthcare in most hospitals and health facilities across the country especially those in the deprived areas have been compromised due to the challenges they face especially with equipment and logistics.

While government has invested significant resources in improving medical care, many rural health facilities are deprived and people stand the risk of not receiving quality health care if non-governmental institutions and charitable organizations do not assist government in this improving healthcare.

Speaking at Banda First Lady Lordina Mahama said it is for the reason that the Foundation has taken up the challenge to identify these deprived hospitals and health centres and assist them.

She entreated management of the hospital to use the supply judiciously to enhance quality healthcare.

The District Director of Health, Mr. Jacob Munukpah, who received the medical supplies on behalf of the health centre, thanked the First Lady for the gesture.

He however, appealed that the Banda Health Centre should be upgraded into a district hospital with qualified health personnel to provide adequate health care to the surrounding communities.

Meanwhile at Wenchi, the First Lady spoke strongly about Child Marriage.

She said the harmful socio- cultural traditional practice, is endemic in Ghana and many parts of Africa, and negatively impacts on women and girls’ personal development, future opportunities, education, health and wellbeing, with detrimental consequences for families, communities and nations at large.

It is therefore the duty of parents to seek the future of their children by sending them to school rather than marrying them off at a tender age.

The elimination of child marriage is a prerequisite for the realization of the aspirations of the African Union Agenda 2063 and for the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Mrs Mahama said child marriage is a violation of rights and she will continue awareness on ending it.

Ghana recently other African States in the fight against child marriage by launching the End Child Marriage Campaign at the recently held 7th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights which the First Lady hosted in Accra.


Source: GBC

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