PZ Cussons, a leading producer and distributor of personal and homecare products, has presented personal hygiene products valued at GH₵15,000.00 to the Mother & Baby Unit (MBU) of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.
The kind gesture, which was in response to a recent Joy FM report on the plight of babies at the Hospital, was to help manage the spread of infections at the Unit.
Some of the items included Camel Baby Antiseptic, Carex Hand sanitizers and Camel Antiseptics (regular adult use).
Making the presentation, Head of Brands at PZ Cussons, Hafsa Arthur, said the donation was also to prevent contagious infections, which had remained a major challenge to the health professionals because of the congestion at the unit.
Madam Arthur expressed confidence that the supply of the products – specially made to kill 99.9 percent germs and bacteria – would provide the needed protection for new born babies and their mothers and be used for general cleaning, sanitizing and disinfection of the wards.
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 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 had been times of difficulty, they would not be deterred by that, but would work hard to protect the lives of mothers and children.
He expressed gratitude to PZ Cussons for the gesture and called on other corporate bodies, individuals and groups, to emulate such example.
The PZ Team later interacted with mothers at the Unit and sensitized them on some basic hygiene needs, which most often were overlooked.
A business desk report