The World Health Organisation (WHO) African Regional Director, DR Matshidiso Moeti has paid a courtesy call on the Minister for Health Hon. Kwaku Agyeman-Manu as part of her three-day official visit to Ghana.
The visit was to show solidarity with the Government of Ghana by donating 8 tons of medical items for Flood victims to the Ministry of Health. The items include Intravenous fluid, Antibiotics, Pain medication, Water Sanitation and Hygiene kits, Consumables and Antihypertensives.
According to her the risk of water-borne diseases rises due to flooding and can further worsen the plight of the affected communities, hence WHO remains committed to working with Ghana to ensure adequate preparedness and capacity to effectively respond to emergencies and to attain health for all Ghanaians.
“WHO is committed to continuing supporting Ghana in building a strong resilient health system to effectively respond to health emergencies while ensuring the continuity of essential health service as part of achieving universal health”. She reiterated.
Receiving the items, Hon. Agyeman-Manu warmly welcomed the delegation and commended WHO for its unwavering support of the Ministry in many diverse ways. He also expressed gratitude for the support in harmonizing the health facility assessment survey that assesses the availability of health facilities.
According to him, the health system of the flood areas has been stretched, therefore, Ghana requires some assistance to ensure that essential health services can be provided.
“To achieve universal health coverage, we in Ghana have prioritized improving quality of care at the primary Health care level through the Network of performance that is currently being rolled out. We will continue to seek the support of WHO in ensuring quality health for all” He added.
Dr. Moeti was accompanied by the WHO country representative, Professor Francis Kasolo, and other dignitaries.
Source: Kapital Online Team//2023
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