World Vision International – Ghana and its partners under the Universal Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) project have donated Personal Protective Equipments (PPEs) and hand washing materials to the Asutifi North District of the Ahafo region.
The items donated at the forecourt of World Vision International – Ghana in Kenyasi include one hundred and thirty hand washing equipments and one hundred and five litter bins with funding from the Conrad Hilton foundation and World Vision International – Ghana match funding.
In addition, World Vision International – Ghana donated quantities of infrared thermometers, facemasks, liquid soaps and boxes of hand gloves as part of the organisation’s COVID – 19 emergency response cover plan.
Presenting the items ,the Project Coordinator of World Vision International – Ghana for the district’s universal WASH project, Cephas Wedam said the items are to be distributed to all health care facilities and schools in the district to promote sanitation and hygiene and to protect front line healthcare givers of the novel corona virus pandemic.
According to Cephas Wedam, the implications of the pandemic cannot be taken for granted so World Vision International – Ghana and partners recognized the need to donate hand washing materials and PPEs to help safeguard the health and life of project beneficiaries in the mist of the pandemic.
“though the district Assembly has extremely performed well in handling the pandemic and its related issues,my outfit decided to add – up to the available PPEs and hand washing materials, which are key in combating the virus according to World Health Organization (WHO) and Ghana health service (GHS)”. He explained
In addition, Mr Wedam stated that aside the items to curtail the spread of the virus , they will also improve the issues of sanitation in the district where WASH programme is currently been rolled out.
” We believe the presentation of the items will go a long way to address issues of water and sanitation which has a link with COVID – 19 pandemic”. He added.
The district Chief Executive officer for Asutifi north , Anthony Adjei Mensah who received the items on behalf of the district, was full of appreciation to the donors for contributing their quota to the fight against COVID 19.
Mr Mensah said the presence of World Vision International – Ghana and its partners in the district has been a blessing because of the numerous interventions handed to the people which have improved their standards of living.
” With these items the district is well positioned in preventing the spread of the novel corona virus”. He assured.
Mr Anthony Mensah assured the donors of distributing the PPEs to the schools and Health Care facilities as directed to meet the aim of the donation.
He later encouraged individuals, companies and institutions in and outside the district to come onboard to support the government’s effort of combating the virus.
Photo : Mr. Cephas Wedam ( project coordinator) presents one of the items to Mr. Anthony Adjei Mensah (DCE)
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