08.07.2006 Health

US Company Donates Infant Health Kits

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General Electric Health Care, a United States Industrial company, yesterday presented 200 infant health kits worth about 200,000 dollars to nursing mothers to promote infant health care.

The kits contained baby diapers, shampoos, toiletries, flashlights, toothpastes and brush, among others.

Mr Alex Canfor-Dumas, African Project Leader for the company, said Ghana was the first to benefit from the company's 20 million dollars philanthropic project for Africa. He said the company would make subsequent presentations to the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and Kintampo Hospital.

Mr Canfor-Dumas said the company, which was associated with the provision of electricity, water, and refrigeration for hospitals, had also donated items to be distributed to school children in Ghana. The items included books, pencils and pens to aid in the learning of the children.

Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa, Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, who received the items on behalf of the Maamobi Polyclinic, thanked the company for the donation.

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