PZ Cussons, a leading producer and distributor of personal and homecare products, has presented quantities of personal hygiene products valued at GH₵15,000.00 to the Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi.
The kind gesture, which is in response to a recent Joy FM report on the plight of babies at the Hospital, is to help manage the incidences and spread of infections at the Unit. Some of the items presented include the Camel Baby Antiseptic, Carex Hand sanitizers and Camel Antiseptics (regular adult use).
At a brief ceremony to donate the items, the Head of Brands at PZ Cussons, Madam Hafsa Arthur, said the donation is in response to a call by the Mother and Baby Unit for immediate support to prevent contagious infections, which had remained a major challenge to the health professionals because of the congestion at the place.
Madam Arthur expressed confidence that the supply of the products – specially made to kill 99.9% germs and bacteria, would help provide the needed protection for new born babies and their mothers and can used for general cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of the wards as well.
She used the occasion to commend the health professionals for the wonderful job they were doing, and asked that they continue to give their all to save mothers and their babies.
Receiving the items, Prof. Emmanuel Addo-Yobo, Head of Department of the Hospital’s Child Health Directorate, said they were determined to drastically reduce maternal and child mortality at the facility.
He said although there have been times of difficulty, they would not be deterred by that but would work harder to protect the lives of mothers and children. He expressed his profound gratitude to PZ Cussons for the gesture and called on other corporate bodies, individuals and groups, to commit to contributing to the cause of saving lives.
The PZ Team later interacted with mothers at the Unit and sensitized them on some basic hygiene needs most often overlooked.