The European Union Delegation to Ghana, working in partnership with Plastic Punch, an environmental nonprofit, distributed locally-produced, solar-operated, contactless hand-washing station equipment to hospitals and clinics in Accra. One of the cheapest, easiest, and most important ways to prevent the spread of a Corona virus is to wash your hands frequently with soap under running water.

Beneficiary institutions include LEKMA Polyclinic, Achimota Hospital, Maamobi General Hospital, Accra Psychiatric Hospital, Shukura Community Hospital and Glefe Royal Community Clinic. The assistance provided is part of the EU Delegation in Ghana’s contribution to the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in Ghana.

Head of the EU Delegation to Ghana Ms. Diana Acconcia announced that the EU was working in partnership with Government of Ghana to provide handwashing stations and reusable nose masks to polyclinics in underserved communities in Ghana. Ms. Acconcia said the assistance provided reflected the solidarity among EU Member Countries as well as the solidarity between the EU bloc and partner countries such as Ghana as the world continued to battle the COVID-19 health crisis.

Director of Plastic Punch Mr. Richmond Quarcoo advised the public to cooperate with authorities as they enforce government’s directives aimed at minimizing the impact of the pandemic in Ghana.

At LEKMA Polyclinic, Dr. Fauzia Amidu received the equipment package and appealed to benevolent organizations to support community health facilities by providing essential medical supplies. Municipal Chief Executive of Krowor Municipal Assembly witnessed the presentation event at LEKMA Polyclinic. MCE Bortey said the Assembly had set up a special task force to educate community members about the disease and its modes of transmission, as well as preventive measures such as regular handwashing.

The EU countries have themselves been badly hit by the pandemic. This notwithstanding, the EU Delegation had allocated EUR20 Billion to support health campaigns in other countries and to prevent the spread of the virus among larger populations.

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