REACT Humanitarian Network, a UK-based NGO, donated GH¢170,000 worth of medical equipment the University of Education Winneba (UEW) Hospital to support the delivery of quality healthcare at the hospital. Country Representative of REACT Mr. Duke Banson said the objective of the support was to enhance the capacity of the hospital to provide quality health care to the university community and the residents from communities outside the university.

The package of donated equipment included the following:

  • 10 tri-walkers
  • 16 rollators
  • 44 foldable walking aids
  • 106 adjustable walking aid
  • 8 litter picks
  • 25 Buckingham Caddies
  • 12 chairs
  • Return 7500/Ambiturn sit to stand transfer aid
  • Malvern vinyl seat perching stool
  • Light knee break
  • Round flange steel grab rail
  • 37 raised toilet seats and commodes
  • 10 male urinal containers
  • 2 plastic slated bathboards
  • 2 seat cushions
  • 20 therapeutic mats
  • 35 mattresses
  • 14 hospital beds
  • Height adjustable settee raiser cot/ bedside bumpers pair
  • Bedsheets and inflatable beds
  • 3 hoist Hoist lifting equipment/accessories, etc.

Mr. Duke Banson observed that education was the best option for children living with disabilities to overcome challenges that might come their way and enable them to contribute meaningfully to society.

Vice-Chancellor of University of Education Winneba Rev. Fr. Prof. Anthony Afful-Broni received the equipment package and thanked the REACT for the support. Vice-Chancellor Afful-Broni said the leadership of the university and the hospital would ensure judicious use of the equipment provided to encourage other civic-spirited organizations to offer similar support to the hospital.

Director of Health Services at UEW Dr. Beth Offei Awuku said the equipment would be deployed to healthcare facilities at UEW’s Winneba and Ajumako campuses.

Founded by Mr. Prince Osei Akowuah in 2016, REACT Humanitarian Network is committed to provide accessible education to Ghanaian children with disabilities who suffer from ill-health, financial hardships and other challenges. Over the years, REACT has been working to provide education and social protection for disabled children, providing them with the opportunity to realize their potentials. REACT has undertaken several projects over the years, including the reconstruction and modification of school structures to make them accessible to disabled children. REACT also provided scholarships and paid for surgeries and medical rehabilitation for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.