MTN Ghana Foundation has presented face masks, coveralls, gloves, contactless thermometers, face shields and mentholated spirit to the Effia Nkwanta Regional Hospital at Sekondi to support the fight against COVID-19.
The Foundation has made similar donations to 29 hospitals across the country. In addition, MTN Group recently made a major move in the fight against COVID-19 by announcing that it is supporting the African Union with US$25million to procure COVID-19 vaccines.
This partnership will provide seven million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for health workers across the continent, which will contribute to the vaccination initiative of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). “At MTN, we believed that we had a major role to play in this fight against COVID-19 right from the onset, and this continues to be paramount to us,” Prince Owusu Nyarko, Regional Senior Manager of MTN has said.
He said immediately COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic, MTN Ghana moved to put in place measures to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in its service centres across the country.
Additionally, he said MTN Foundation donated PPEs worth GH¢5million to the National COVID Trust Fund, and another donation of essential equipment to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research to enable rapid testing and data processing.
Mr. Nyarko explained that MTN launched the ‘Wear it for me’ campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing face masks, and also donated over 85k KN 95 face masks to over 30 hospitals in all 16 regions.
He commended health workers across the country – especially those working at the Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital – for their dedication in the fight against COVID-19 in Ghana. “As tough as the circumstances have been, our health workers have been up to the task in the fight against this deadly virus. We say well-done,” he said.
“We continue to encourage all Ghanaians to comply strictly with all the safety protocols issued by local and global authorities in fighting this pandemic,” he advised.