Mothers Hood Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization, concerned with the health needs of mothers and children, has donated items worth over GHC4, 000 cedis to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission hospital in Accra.
The items, which included baby cots, bed sheets, delivery sets, disinfectants, patients wear, towels, napkins, nurses wear, laboratory and theatre wear as well as baby meshes, were donated to the hospital to support maternal, infant and child healthcare at the facility.
Mrs Evelyn Duah, Director and co-founder of the organisation that was founded in 2013, said they chose to make the donation in February because it was the month of love.
She said the decision to show the gesture to the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission hospital was premised on the event that the hospital had recently attained ‘hospital’ status, from being a clinic.
“Upgrading to hospital status implies an increase in the need for health supplies, that is why we are here to contribute our quota to decrease that demand,” she explained.
She told the media in an interview that the group was committed to improving the health needs of infants, children and mothers as maternal and infant mortality had been a constant scare in the country.
She said being women who had gone through the pain of childbirth, they felt empowered to extend a hand to other women suffering through pregnancy and delivery by means of donating related items to hospitals, clinics, health posts and orphanages in the country.
“Led by four passionate women, Mothers Hood Foundation was founded on the remarkable pregnancy and gynaecological experiences of its members and is poised to ensure that the likelihood of our bitter experiences in pregnancy and childbirth are minimised,” she said.
Receiving the items on the behalf of the hospital, Mrs Peace Asare-Dankwa, the Administrator of the hospital expressed appreciation on behalf of the facility and commended them for the gesture.
She said the hospital faced several challenges in the area of maternal and child health care as they attended to the health needs of a lot of patients in that catchment area.
“I will like to commend Mothers Hood for this kind gesture because our needs as a health facility are always increasing. There are a lot of things we need to facilitate our work here, that is why this donation has come at the right time,” the Administrator said.
Mr Maxwell Gyan Martinson of Seaweld Engineering, who partnered Mothers Hood for the donation, said he found the motive and focus of the foundation noble and therefore made the effort to partner the donation event.
He hoped the items given out would go a long way to help the hospital staff to effectively execute their duties to ensure quality maternal, child and infant healthcare.