|French NGO To Support Health Care In Ghana|
|Monday, 07 May 2012 08:50|
The Pierre Fabre Foundation, a French NGO dedicated to providing access to safe and effective pharmaceuticals and healthcare to third world nations, will support the construction of a temporary structure for the Sickle Cell Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
The temporary structure is the first phase of the proposed Centre for Clinical Genetics (SCD) and Leukaemia to be established by the Leukaemia Project Foundation estimated at US$ 16.517 million.
Mr Philippe Benagou, Executive Director of Piere Fabre Foundation, pledged this support during the 2nd business meeting with the Sickle Cell Association on the second day of his three-day visit to Ghana.
Mr Benagou was in Ghana in connection with the execution of three projects, namely the establishment of a Centre of Excellence for Radiology; Water Treatment Plant for four boreholes and the establishment of a Sickle Cell Centre—all at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra.
Present at the meeting was Ghana’s Ambassador to France, Her Excellency Genevieve Tsegah, who is playing a role in the project.
The Chief Executive Officer of the KBTH, Prof. Nii Otu Nartey, called for partnership in order to bring the project to a successful end and, thereby, raise the standard of health care delivery in Ghana.
Rev. Prof. Seth Andrew Aryeetey, past Chairman of the Board of the Hospital, lauded Ambassador Tsegah and Mr Benagou for their efforts in making positive changes in the lives of people.
Source: ISD (G.D. Zaney)