MTN Ghana Foundation has donated Personal Protective Equipment to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the Northern Region. The items were 2,000 pieces of face masks, 500 pieces of coveralls, 1,500 pieces of gloves, 40 gallons of mentholated spirit, and 30 contactless thermometers.
Obed Adu-Amankwaah, MTN’s Northern Regional Area Sales Manager, who presented the items on behalf of the Foundation, said the donation was part of several interventions the foundation had carried out across the country.
“During this pandemic, we have acknowledged that protecting health workers is paramount, yet there is lack of PPE in some of our hospitals and health facilities. Today, I am very pleased to be here on behalf of the MTN Ghana Foundation to make an intervention that is needed to protect health workers during this period,” he said.
He reiterated the commitment of the company to assist in the fight against the pandemic to ensure all are safe.
Receiving the items of behalf of the Hospital, the Medical Director of TTH, Dr. Abass Adam expressed gratitude to the Foundation for the kind gesture, and said they would help to boost the morale of staff in their service delivery.
He appealed to the Foundation and other corporate institutions to support the Hospital with COVID-19 testing equipment and other materials needed to enhance effective healthcare delivery to their clients.
As part of the effort to combat the fight against the pandemic, MTN Group recently made a donation US$25million to the African Union to procure COVID-19 vaccines. This partnership will provide 7 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). 165,000 AstraZeneca vaccines have been received in Ghana and handed over to the Ministry of health.
The Foundation also donated PPE worth GH¢5 million 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.
It also launched the ‘Wear it for Me’ campaign to raise awareness about the importance of wearing face masks and also donated over 85,000 face masks to over 30 hospitals in all 16 regions of Ghana.