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Prudential Life partners 3 institutions to support vulnerable

BY: News Desk Report
Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee ( left)  presenting a dummy cheque to Dr Joseph Oliver Commey, acting Director of the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre
Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee ( left) presenting a dummy cheque to Dr Joseph Oliver Commey, acting Director of the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre

Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, in collaboration with Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Africa and Asia, has entered into a partnership with three institutions to fund projects that will impact the lives of vulnerable groups especially women in Ghana.

The institutions are the Ghana Office of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the National Cardiothoracic Centre (NCC) and the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre (GIDC).

In lie with the partnership, Prudential Life has presented a total of GH¢700,000 to three institutions to support the fight against COVID-19.

The funds are to be used on projects to support the vulnerable and needy in society to fight against COVID-19.

Details

Under the partnership, the UNFPA will use its expertise to fill existing gaps in addressing the needs of kayayei.

Prudential’s fund will provide 100 kayayei in the Tema Station area with access to basic healthcare services, personal development and reproductive health education, provision of food supplies and care kits.

The project will see the GIDC cater for six months’ worth of medical consumables in the provision of critical care to people suffering from COVID-19.

Besides, the NCC will cover the operating costs for 10 paediatric patients, who are unable to pay for their surgeries due to the financial constraints brought about by the pandemic.

Impacts

At a ceremony in Accra to hand over the funds and sign the corresponding agreements, the Executive Director of Prudence Foundation, Marc Fancy, said: “The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people’s health, livelihoods and economies highlight the important role that we can play in providing safety nets for citizens, businesses and governments.

He added: “Through the new group-wide Prudence Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, we are pleased to collaborate with our business units across Asia and Africa to contribute through a wide range of initiatives,” he added.

Providing relief

The Regional Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Prudential West Africa, Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, said Prudential was passionate about providing relief in these trying times.

“We believe in helping people get the most out of life and our position remains resolute particularly in these unusual times.

“Now, we are happy to be associated with these institutions to provide some much needed relief for many more Ghanaians through these projects,” he stated.

Support

Representatives of the various institutions hailed Prudential Life Ghana for its unflinching support to Ghanaians affected by the pandemic and recognised the donation as a demonstration of that support.