Bliss GVS Pharma donates antimalaria drugs to Upper West Regional Hospital

From middle left: Dr. Robert Amesiya, Upper West Regional Hospital Medical Director receiving the drugs from Pharmacist Ibrahim Mumuni Seidu, a representative of Bliss GVS Pharma, Upper West

Bliss GVS Pharma, a pharmaceutical firm, has donated antimalarial medications to the Upper West Regional Hospital in a bid to aid the fight against malaria in the region.

This gesture is part of the company’s corporate social responsibility and commitment to improving healthcare in Ghana.

Malaria is a major health challenge in Ghana with more than 10 million cases reported each year, making it the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the country. The Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are most affected, with the latter having the highest prevalence rate of 22.2 percent.

The contribution of Bliss GVS Pharma, with its Artemisinin-based combination therapy, including LONART, P-ALAXIN and GSUNATE for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria, will help improve the availability and accessibility of antimalarial drugs in the region. This will significantly contribute to efforts of the Ghana Health Services and other stakeholders in their fight against malaria.

A representative of Bliss GVS Pharma Ghana, Pharmacist Ibrahim Mumuni Siedu, said the company is committed to supporting government’s efforts to improve healthcare delivery in the country under the campaign ‘ACT for Africa’.

“We understand the devastating impact malaria has on people’s lives, and we are delighted to be helping fight this disease. We hope that our donation will go a long way in providing much-needed treatment to people in the area,” he said.

Receiving the medications, Upper West Regional Hospital Medical Director, Dr. Robert Amesiya, expressed gratitude to Bliss GVS Pharma for its donation.

“We are very grateful to Bliss GVS Pharma for this timely contribution. Malaria is a major health challenge in the region, and we need all the support we can get to combat it. This donation will help improve access to medicine for patients and save lives,” Dr. Amesiya said.

Pharmacist Daniel Kwesi Ekwam, Chairman of Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Upper West Region and a member of governing board of the society, graced the donation ceremony. He commended Bliss GVS Pharma for the gesture.

“On behalf of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana president, I would like to profoundly thank Bliss GVS for helping with the fight against malaria in the Upper West Region – and by extension Ghana and Africa. This is something the Society will always support and recommend,” he said.

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