15.06.2015 Health

World Vision donates beds to hospitals

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Savelugu (NR), June 15, GNA - World Vision (WV) Ghana under its Gift In Kind (GIK) project has presented hospital beds and books to selected health and educational institutions in the Northern and the Upper East Regions to improve healthcare and education delivery.

The health equipment included 36 electrical medical examination beds and tables worth GH¢108,756.00 and 42,728 copies of assorted books and teaching materials also worth GH¢762, 114.55.

The beneficiary districts included Garu, Kassena Nankana and Bawku West in the Upper East Region; as well as West Mamprusi, Karaga, and the Savelugu/Nanton Municipality in the Northern Region and Jirapa district in the Upper West Region.

Mr Timothy Akanpabadai, World Vision Operations Base Team Leader, presenting the items to officials of the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and the Ghana Education Service in Savelugu, said the donation was to help improve health and education in its operational areas.

He said the donation was also in recognition of the fact that health facilities especially in the Northern sector needed to be supported with basic logistics to be able to provide quality healthcare to their clients.

He said the beds were meant for maternity purposes adding that World Vision's child well-being aspirations included ensuring that children enjoyed good health and received the best of education for a better future.

He said WV was also collaborating with its partners to work and transform lives especially in the rural areas, where most of the vulnerable people lived and had no essential social amenities to improve their livelihoods.

He expressed hope that the presentation would help improve healthcare and education delivery in the beneficiary districts.

Mr Raymond Abatanie, a deputy director of education in the Upper East Region, on behalf of the beneficiaries, expressed gratitude to WV for the gesture and assured that the books would serve the intended purpose to improve education.


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