Children Believe presents medicines to Regional Medical Store

Children Believe presents medicines to Regional Medical Store

The Northern Regional Medical Store has received a substantial delivery of medical supplies, including drugs aimed at improving healthcare for pregnant and lactating mothers, adolescent girls, and children under five years in the Northern, , and Regions of Ghana.

Valued at GHc1,800,210.00, the supplies include 52,584 doses of Ferrous Sulphate with Folic Acid, 30,000 doses of Multivitamin Syrups (Multivit), 20,000 doses of Mebendazole 500 (Dewormer), and 20,000 doses of Albendazole (Helmazole).

These supplies are expected to benefit a total of 82,866 individuals, comprising 20,000 pregnant/lactating mothers, 32,866 adolescent girls, and 30,000 children under five years across nine districts in the three regions.

Fifty-four health facilities in Bole, Sawla-Tuna-Kalba, East Gonja, Tolon, Kumbungu, Nanumba South, , Kasena-Nankana West, and North districts are set to benefit from the supplies, which were generously donated by Children Believe, an international . This donation is part of their implementation of the Championing Nutrition and Gender Equality (CHANGE) project.

The CHANGE project, implemented in partnership with Norsaac and other governmental agencies, with funding support from Global Affairs , aims to improve nutrition, especially for the poorest and most marginalized, particularly women and adolescent girls.

Madam Esenam Kavi De-Souza, Country Director of Children Believe, expressed optimism about the project's impact on improving women's leadership and resource control for gender-equitable nutrition practices at both community and individual levels. She emphasized the project's commitment to sustainability, aiming to build the capacity of medical stores to maintain uninterrupted drug supply chains.

Dr. Josephat Nyuzaghl, Savannah Regional Director of the , praised the timely delivery of the medical supplies, highlighting the significant health challenge of anaemia, especially in the northern sector. He expressed confidence that the supplies would enhance healthcare delivery in the region.

Dr. Daniel Kwaku Apawu, Manager of the Regional Medical Stores, extended gratitude to Children Believe and their partners for the donation, emphasizing its role in complementing efforts to ensure the timely distribution of drugs to various health facilities.

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