The Christian Children Fund of Canada (CCFC), an International NGO, has donated assorted medicines to the Upper East Regional Health Directorate to be distributed to district health facilities in the Region.
The Regional Director of the Ghana Health Service , Dr Kofi Issah, who received the items, commended the NGO for the donation and indicated that it would not only help curb infant and maternal mortality in the Region, but would also help address the problem of nutritional deficiency in children and pregnant women.
“The Regional Health Directorate will undertake effective monitoring and supervision to ensure that the medicines are not kept on the shelves but are given to children under five and pregnant women to help prevent illness improve upon their nutritional status, as well as reduce the incidence of infant and maternal mortality,” Dr Issah said.
Dr Issah said that the Regional Health Directorate was doing everything possible to help the country achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, and called on other development partners to emulate the CCFC by partnering with the Directorate to achieve the goals.
The Programme Manager of CCFC, Mr Evans Sinkari, indicated that his outfit which was established in 1996 in the Northern Region, had over the years had contributed significantly to complimenting government’s efforts at addressing the health needs of people in Northern Ghana.
He said the donation was the third time the CCFC was helping the Regional Health Directorate to deliver efficient health services to the people.
He disclosed that CCFC in collaboration with its local partner, Tumakavi Development Association, would be implementing a 15 year project which has components of education, health and livelihood empowerment in the Builsa North and the Kassena-Nankana West Districts, all aimed at supporting the Ghana Health Services to administer quality health care services.