The COVID-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the lives of millions around the world. The Ghanaian frontline healthcare workers have been doing an outstanding job working around the clock to ensure people affected by the virus are supported. Healthcare workers are at risk every day as they work to save the lives of Ghanaians without adequate protective equipment.
In communities across Ghana, volunteers are coming together to try and help front-line workers get the equipment they need during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Volunteers4covid19 also known as the brigade in collaboration with its polish partners rose to the occasion, as they donated face masks, hand sanitizers and paper tissues to two health centers in the Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality in the western region.
The group is an army of young professionals tasked to serve humanity in restoring hope, help and healing in these perilous times.
The donation stems from the groups commitment to support the vulnerable in society as the country battles with the covid-19 pandemic.
The western regional coordinating assistant of volunteers4covid19, Mr. Ali Suleiman made the first presentation to Ami Memorial Hospital, the donation which included Hand Sanitizers, Face Masks, and paper tissues was received by the administrator Mr. Mansuru Mohammed.
Mr. Mansuru Mohammed on receiving the items, extended his appreciation to the group on behalf of management and staff of the hospital, he also stated that the hospital which have been providing quality health care services to the community over the past two decades is poised to do more for the municipality and the region at large as we fight covid-19.
The western region of Ghana currently recorded 35 people infected out of the 4,012 people infected nation-wide with covid-19 and some of the constituencies with cases are Shama, STMA, Effia-Kwesiminstim, Mpohor, Ahanta west, Ellembelle, Nzema East, and Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality.
Volunteers4covid19 team made the second donation to Rabboni Christian Hospital and the administrator Mr. Enock Newman received the items which included Face masks, hand sanitizers and paper tissues.
He reiterated that, this is an unprecedented time, and volunteerism efforts such as exemplified by volunteers4covid19, is needed to meet the immediate needs of frontline healthcare staffs as they care for patients.
The project was made possible with donations from individuals, support from fashion designer Abdul Nasiru Mohammed of Nasiru Fashion Centre and support from Polish partners Salveo Medical Care Warsaw, TRMEW OBROT, and Dr. Daria Mejnartowicz, who also partnered and supported individuals and organizations in other African countries such as Tanzania, Liberia, Cameroon, Kenya and Madagascar.
The team led by the co-founder, Mr. Atsu George Geraldo de Lima, made a final presentation of Face Masks to the office of the National youth authority of Tarkwa Nsuaem municipality, this is in support of its community advocacy project in responds to the covid19 pandemic. The director of the authority Mr. Benjamin Aborbi, appreciated the support. He emphasized that, the donation will help equip volunteers, to reach out to members of the community with information on Covid-19 and WHO’s safety protocols on coronavirus, such as hand washing, social distancing, wearing of face masks, etc
The group has planed similar donations to health centers, market centers and communities across the country in an effort compliment the effort of government and other civic society organizations.