First Lady endorsed the HFC-Infanta Ride Out Malaria Tour
The First Lady of Ghana, Her Excellency Mrs. Rebecca Akufo Addo has endorsed the HFC-Infanta Ride Out Malaria Tour aimed at creating awareness for a Cleaner Ghana and raising funds towards the building of a Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compound in Nyanshegu a suburb of Tamale, Northern Region. T
he briefing was held at a brief ceremony in her Office.
At the briefing, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of HFC Bank, Mr. Charles Zwennes announced preparations and activities planned towards the tour.
The First Lady was pleased with the plans and preparation made towards the tour and thanked HFC Bank for the initiative and urged all Ghanaians to support it.
Also present were the General Manager of Retail Banking, HFC Bank, Ms. Paula Baldwin, the Vice Chairperson of Infanta Foundation, Mrs. Ophelia Akiwumi, the Director of Administration of the Foundation, Mrs. Lois Okudzeto, the Icon Cyclist, Issah and other key representatives from HFC Bank and the Infanta Malaria Prevention Foundation.
The 668 kilometer cycling tour is expected to commence at the proposed site for the CHPS compound at Nyanshegu, a suburb of Tamale in the Northern Region on 15th September 2017 and will end in Accra on the 23rd of September 2017 at the HFC Bank, Head Office, at Cantonments, Accra.
The cyclists will make periodic stopovers at specific HFC Bank Branches within the Northern, Brong Ahafo, Ashanti and Eastern Regions.
A ‘Cleaner Environment Awareness Campaign’ is also an initiative of HFC Bank as part of the Staff Volunteerism Programme.
The staff at all the branches will embark upon a cleanup project in their catchment areas. The tour is being done in partnership with the Velocity and the Chain Gang Cycling Groups.
A Community-Based Health Planning Services (CHPS) Compound serves as a primary centre for healthcare in areas where there are limited or no access to a healthcare facility.
It is estimated that many Ghanaians lose their lives each year due to the distance it takes to access hospitals or clinics. The CHPS Compound being built at Nyanshegu in Tamale is expected to provide doorstep treatments for diseases including malaria, as well as provide maternal care.
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