The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International supported 37 hospitals and healthcare institutions with USD 500,000 worth of personal protective equipment to help in fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Ghana. The package included 9,600 pieces of patient gowns, 33,120 pieces of N95 surgical masks, and 96,000 pieces of facemasks. Beneficiary institutions included Adventist and non-Adventist facilities.

Director of Global Missions System Outreach of Adventist Health (worldwide), Mr. John Schroer said the goal of ADRA was to help build programs that would be sustainable in the long term. Mr. Schroer noted that the performance of Ghana Adventist Health Services (GAHS) over the years influenced ADRA International’s decision to select Ghana as one of the beneficiary countries for nonprofit’s assistance. He commended the Ghana Adventist Health Services for its role in saving lives and helping communities to access their healthcare needs.

Country Director for ADRA Ghana Dr. William Y. Kpakpo Brown said the commitment of the ADRA was committed to supporting health workers in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. He said the generous assistance was to show support at a crucial time and to help protect healthcare workers from the risk of infection and contribute to improving healthcare delivery across Ghana. He gave the assurance that ADRA would continue to support health workers to ensure they work in a safer environment to save lives.

The Director of Ghana Adventist Health Services, Pastor Dr. Paul Amoh Kyeremeh, received gift package on behalf of the beneficiary facilities and expressed appreciation to ADRA for the support. Dr. Kyeremeh noted that GAHS had improved its services and hoped to be the Centre of Medical Excellence through the support of ADRA.

ADRA is the humanitarian wing of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since 1983, ADRA has partnered with governments, local communities, and organisations to offer relief in times of crisis and sustainable development interventions to improve lives.

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