As part of activities to save the lives of Ghanaian children, Ma Love Foundation, a non-governmental organization (NGO) has organized a day’s seminar on new born care/neonatal care at the Kwahu District Hospital, Atibie in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
The seminar was organized for doctors, midwives, nurses and other para-medical staff, on Tuesday, to equip them and also to help reduce infant mortality in the country.
The seminar was addressed by Dr. S.K Buabeng-Frempong, Medical Superintendent of Kwahu District Hospital, Dr. Gabriel Ayikutu and Dr. Bright Asiamah both resident Pediatricians at the Child Health Department of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The over 38 Participants were given lessons in several key areas including: resuscitation, care of common and uncommon neonatal problems, normal pre-term baby care and normal term baby care.
Dr. S.K Buabeng-Frempong, Medical Superintendent of Kwahu District Hospital described the seminar as very timely, and was hopeful it will bring immense benefits to the hospital.
“Considering the fact that our facility is currently without a resident pediatrician and we had to send doctors, nurses and midwives to Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for refresher courses in order to manage the challenging neonatal situation in which we find ourselves, this programme couldn’t have come at a better time,” he said.
He commended the organiser, Ma Love Foundation, and asked that Kwahu District Hospital be adopted for such exercises regularly.
On his part, Rev Mike Nii Abossey, Founder and Executive Director of MA Love Foundation thanked the management and staff of the hospital for their selfless service to the children under their care and challenged them to work even harder to please God, not man.
“I believe the cry of the children in this region and your tireless efforts at saving them has reached God, hence our presence here, because the decision to come to the Kwahu District Hospital was taken long before we got to know recently that your facility didn’t have a resident pediatrician. God sent us here and we are happy to have responded,” he said.
Rev Abossey also spoke very highly of the American Chamber of Commerce for helping to establish a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit for the District hospital, added that such gestures are God sent and so invaluable, worthy of emulation.
He reiterated Ma Love Foundation’s appeal to purchase a Chemistry Analyser for Small Blood Volumes and a Mobile X-ray Machine to support the Child Health Department of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Rev Mike Nii Abossey appealed to corporate institutions, individual philanthropists and the general public; to support the campaign stressing the time to act is now. “Today’s neglect, Tomorrow’s disaster,” he concluded.