Her Excellency, The First Lady of the Republic of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, 18th August, 2020 visited the Saltpond Municipal Hospital, in the Mfantseman Municipality.
Through the “Rebecca Foundation”, she donated hospital consumables, Personal Protective Equipments(PPEs), thermometer guns, face masks, hand sanitizers, soap, gowns, gloves, baby diapers, washing powder and others to the hospital for quality health care delivery.
The First Lady said her Foundation was focusing attention and resources to complement government efforts in improving healthcare delivery in the country.
She said since 2017, the Foundation had partnered the Ministry of Health (MoH) and the Ghana Health Service (GHS) to ensure that health care was more accessible and available to Ghanaians especially women and children.
Additionally, she said the Foundation had donated hospital equipment and supplies to health facilities across the 16 regions of the country including a physiotherapy machine at the Cape Coast Teaching Hospital (CCTH).
It also embarked on health outreaches and services across the Country. “We have also distributed ambulances and equipped several health facilities and provided PPE to the contract tracing teams to help fight COVID-19.
The First Lady advised Ghanaians to adopt and adhere to all safety protocols to stop the spread of the pandemic.
The First Lady later interacted with queen mothers, market queens and other women groups and opinion leaders to solicit their challenges and how best she could assist them resolve them.