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28.12.2005 Diaspora News

Ghanaian group supports GHS

By GNA
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Accra, Dec. 28, GNA - Star 100, a Ghanaian group based in the United Kingdom and United States, on Wednesday presented haemoglobin metres worth 1,700 pounds to the Ghana Health Service (GHS) in Accra. Mr William Tewiah, founder of Star 100, said the group was made up of 200 Ghanaians of different professions in the UK and 60 others in New York with the aim of raising funds to support development projects in Ghana.

He said there were also nationals from Nigeria, Togo, Sierra Leone and Cameroon, who had the interest of Ghana's development at heart. He said the gesture was their first project and expressed the hope that the association would help in other projects in the coming years. Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, Director-General of GHS, who received the equipment, said the equipment would help to test the blood levels of anaemic patients, especially pregnant women.

"The absence of such equipment had over the years put many pregnant women at risk, even those who attended ante-natal care. The gesture is very significant to us," he said.

Prof. Akosa said the equipment would be distributed to Nima Health Centre and other highly populated areas with high birth rates such as Chorkor and Ashaiman.

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