Rotarians in Ghana, with the support of Rotary District 9102, donated a package of high-quality PPE worth GHS125,000 to the Ghana Health Service. The intervention was part of a three-pronged approach deployed by Rotarians to contribute to the national COVID-19 response. The remainder of the three part approach included the procurement of PCR test kits worth GHS200,000 for Noguchi Institute and donating a $15,000 package of PPE and other critical supplies to Ghana Association of Doctors in Residency (GADoR) to support frontline workers.

Dr. Nii Akwei Addo, Assistant Governor of Rotary International District 9102, noted the existing long-time partnership between Rotary and the Ghana Health Service in the areas of national immunization, disease prevention and control. Dr. Addo said Rotarians were giving to Ghana health Service to support efforts to fight the pandemic in Ghana.

The Director-General of Ghana Health Service Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye received the certificate of donation from Dr. Addo at the forecourt of the Ghana Health Service complex. Dr. Kuma-Aboagye, speaking on behalf of the Minister of Health, thanked Rotary Ghana, which he also described as a “long-time friend from the  immunization days, to polio and Family Health Days.”

The presentation at the forecourt of the Ghana Health Service complex was witnessed by leadership of both Ghana Health Service and Rotarians in Ghana.