The Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America (ANANDA) donated a 40-footer container load of medical equipment, consumables and PPE to St. Theresa’s Hospital at Nandom in Ghana’s Upper West Region. The support was part of the association’s commitment to to bring all Nandome in the diaspora together to help provide better health care needs of their relatives in Ghana and help alleviate human suffering amidst emergencies and pandemics by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
The gift backage included the following:
- Hospital beds and mattresses
- Wheelchairs and crutches
- Pressure infuser
- Oxygen therapy kit
- Surgical instruments
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Surgical table
- Laparoscopic instruments
- blood transfer devices
- Electrosurgical, tracheostomy tube, and pressure assisted device
- Suction canister
- Vascular closure device
- Radiography equipment
- Catheter securement device
- Anesthesia pediatric, solidifier
- Wound measuring guides
Representative of ANANDA, Mr. Tobias Segkpeb, presented the $68,000 package to the hospital and read remarks from the President of Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America, Dr. Richard Beyogle. The statement from Dr. Beyogle explained that the support for the hospital demonstrated that members of the association appreciated health outcomes for their people back in Ghana and showed how much members wanted to give back to the communities that made them who they had become.
“This is our widow’s mite to support the needs of the hospital — this very hospital where most of us received healthcare some years back, and where majority of our relatives and friends are currently receiving healthcare.”
Dr. Richard Beyogle urged the hospital managers to take good care of the medical equipment and supplies and to apply them solely for purpose for which the support was provided. “As we are all aware, donors are encouraged to give more as long as the recipients take good care of the equipment in the hospital,” he added.
Medical Superintendent of St. Theresa’s Hospital at Nandom Dr. Aubrey Tigwii received the package of donated equipment and supplies and thanked the the items, Dr Tigwii thanked the Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America (ANANDA) for the kind support. Dr. Tigwii said the gift package had arrived at a crucial time when the hospital was in dire need of the some of the donated equipment and supplies.
The Nandome Dagara Biir Association of North America is dedicated to advancing the moral, cultural, literacy and artistic heritage of the Dagara residents in North America. Among others, the association seeks to foster unity among members, provide for the welfare needs of the members, serve as a social network for the development of communities back home and support the people in need of assistance.