The Sekyere East Cluster Office of the World Vision International in Ghana (WVI-Ghana), has donated items worth US$10,000, to some selected health facilities in the Sekyere East District.
The package comes together with 31 bicycles surgical packs, delivery beds, thermometers, syringes, gloves, forceps, intravenous connectors, infusion controllers and assorted drugs, among other health items.
They are to aid quality healthcare delivery, especially in the rural communitiesBeneficiary facilities were Nkwankwanua Health Centre, Motokrodua Health Centre, Okaikrom Health Centre and the Effiduase government hospital.
Mr. Joseph Kwogyenga, the Cluster Manager, who made the presentation, said it was part of WVI-Ghana’s health intervention and strategy programme to promote access and enhance quality health care delivery, while improving maternal and child health in rural communities.
He said World Vision, as an international Christian NGO, has a core mandate to improve the lives of all children, especially the most vulnerable within families and communities, aid their access to primary health care, especially maternal and child health services, nutrition and HIV/AIDS prevention, through various interventions.
Mr Kwogyenga said among the interventions implemented by the WVI-Ghana in the district were the Mother to Mother Support Group (MTMSG), Savings for Transformation (S4T) and the community health committees, among others.
He said the organization in 2017 provided the District Health Directorate with an amount of GH¢51,956.00 to support the training of health professionals to undertake counselling on breastfeeding for mothers, build the capacities of adolescents on value-based life-skills and sexual reproductive health, as well as other health intervention programmes, to improve the health needs of the people in the area.
He said the bicycles would augment the efforts of the health volunteers in the nine zones of the operational areas of the organization in their routine and daily monitoring of health programmes and activities in the rural communities.
Mr Justice Ofori Amoah, District Director of Health Services, commended WVI-Ghana for the support, adding that, it had come at an opportune time to meet the needs of the health facilities and people in the area.
He called for continuous support from WVI-Ghana, government and other development partners to strengthen and improve health care service delivery the rural communities.