The North East Regional Health Directorate has received medical equipment from MABIA-Ghana.

The equipment are expected to support the provision of Maternal Healthcare in the area of Comprehensive Abortion Care and Long-term Family Planning Services in the region.

The North East Regional Director of Ghana Health Service, Dr Abdulai Abukari, on Friday (January 20, 2023) took delivery of the items.

At a short handing over ceremony in Nalerigu, Dr Abdulai on behalf of the Director General of Ghana Health Service thanked the nongovernmental organization for the gesture.

He assured that the equipment will be put into good use to improve quality healthcare for the benefit of the people.

Dr Abdulai observed a lot has been achieved in the fight against unsafe abortion and maternal mortality in the North East Region.

The GHS Director said, that notwithstanding, there is still the need for stakeholders in the private sector to support government efforts towards providing quality healthcare to the populace.

The Programs Manager of MABIA-Ghana, Mr. Moses Liyobe Nanag, after presenting the items explained the gesture was part of a project being implemented by the organization in collaboration with the Nalerigu College of Nursing and Midwifery and the Ghana Health Service to improve access to Comprehensive Abortion Care and Long-term Family Planning Services in the region.

The project target, he added, is to combat maternal mortality and ensure women and young girls do not suffer any complications and disabilities as a result of unsafe abortion.

He disclosed the project with funding support from the Safe Abortion Action Fund is being implemented in the East Mamprusi, West Mamprusi, Chereponi and Bunkprugu/Nankpaduri districts.

A total of 13 health facilities are expected to benefit from the assorted medical equipment.

Mr. Moses Liyobe Nanag said the beneficiary facilities should endeavor to use the equipment for it’s intended purposes.

He also assured the benevolent group will continue to collaborate with the Ghana Health Service to provide requisite logistics to improve quality healthcare for all in the region.

The intervention will enable the Ghana Health Service to meet the United Nations SDG goal 3 which talks about Good Health and Well-being for all.

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