Bliss GVS Pharma donated anti-malarial and other essential medicines worth GHC150,000 to the 37 Military Hospital and the Police Hospital in Accra. The donation was part of efforts by Bliss GVS Pharma to combat malaria in Ghana. This follows recent donations of medicines to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and Greater Accra Regional Hospital (Ridge) on World Malaria Day 2021.

Institutional Manager of Bliss GVS Pharma Ghana Mr. Joshua Affram said the company’s aim was to help eradicate malaria in Ghana and Africa as a whole and that the support represented the company’s commitment to resource health facilities with anti-malarial and other essentials to help rid the Ghana off the disease.

“We, at Bliss GVS Pharma, always believe that nothing is important than a healthy life. As part of our corporate social responsibility, we are working to achieve our goal of improving lives through easy access to medicines. The company will make similar donations to other health facilities in the country.”

Mr. Joshua Affram | Institutional Manager, Bliss GVS Pharma Ghana

Commander of 37 Military Hospital Brig. Gen. Adja Obodai and Chief Pharmacist of Police Hospital ACP Ellen Sam received the consignment of medicines for the respective beneficiary hospitals and thanked Bliss GVS Pharma Ghana for supporting the hospitals fight malaria effectively. Brig. Gen. Obodai said the medicines would be given to patients in need of them free of charge. ACP Sam noted that Malaria constituted more than 20% of outpatient cases at the Police Hospital and that donated antimalarial medicines, especially Lonart, will be useful in fighting malaria.

Witnesses at the giving event included Mr. Henry Safori (Ministry of Health), Ms. Frederica (Ghana Health Services), and Mr. Harry Okyere (Pharmaceutical Association of Ghana).

For two decades, Bliss GVS Pharma has been leading initiatives to help reduce the malaria burden, with its anti-malarial product basket of Lonart, Gsunate, Gvither and P-Alaxin. Through the company’s ‘Act for Africa-Malaria Free Continent,’ program, Bliss GVS Pharma working to kick malaria out of Africa and make medicines easily accessible to all. Data shows that malaria cases and deaths in Ghana account for two per cent and three per cent of the global cases, making Ghana one of the 15 countries in the world with the highest malaria burdens.