The Ezekiel Ansah Foundation (EAF), a non-profit organization, in collaboration with US-based humanitarian organisation, Medshare has donated various medical equipment worth over half a million dollars to 14 health centres in the Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region.
The equipment which will be distributed among health facilities in the municipality includes; ultrasound machines, hospital beds, laboratory equipment, surgical equipment, large mobility carts, a heart monitor machine and a variety of syringes.
The equipment is to improve access to basic healthcare by enhancing the operational capabilities of the local health providers.
According to a Director of the foundation, Madam Lamiorkor Esi Addy, the equipment will be distributed to the hospitals and National Community Health and Planning Services (CHIPs compounds) in the municipality for their respective needs.
"As part of our initiative to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and the standards in Akwapem and its environs we engaged the health facilities in the area on needs and based on the information we gathered from the health centres, we assembled the medical equipment that will best serve them," she remarked.
She disclosed that the donation was to augment existing medical services at various levels of service delivery in the Akwapem municipality.
She added that EAF established by former NFL star Ezekiel Ansah was committed to shipping at least one container of medical equipment in the next five years.
"EAF is committed to shipping at least a container of medical equipment a year for the next in the next five years to the region and the foundation We hope plans of expanding this program beyond the Eastern Region," she stated.
"We will continue to work with the Ghana Health Service to develop programs for similar needy communities, as we have come to understand that not all needs may be the same. We hope that our communities will continue to participate in such programs to improve their own lives," Madam Addy said.
The beneficiary health facilities include; Tetteh Quarshie Memorial Hospital, Otwetiri CHPs, Tutu CHps, Akropong Health Centre, Adawso Health Centre, Larteh Health Center, Mangoase Health Centre and Mangoase Health Centre.
Others are; Medicas Hospital, Akuapem North Community Clinic, Medical Konko CHPs, Behenase CHPs and Tinkong CHPs, and Larteh Health Centre.