Antimalarial and other essential medications worth 100,000 Ghanaian Cedis were donated to the Tamale Teaching Hospital by the pharmaceutical company Bliss GVS Pharma, Ghana
This donation supports the company’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives including supporting the malaria eradication effort in Ghana as part of its ACT for Africa, a malaria-free continent campaign.
Last year, Bliss GVS Pharma donated a total of 20,000 Ghanaian cedis worth of anti-malarial drugs to the hospital to help fight the disease which is a serious health challenge in the region and Ghana as a whole. Given the impact of last year’s donation, Bliss GVS Pharma has expanded the range and number of productswhich includes the LONART range, P-ALAXIN, and GSUNATE worth over 100,000 Ghana Cedis.
Dr. Salifu Tiah, Director of Pharmacy, accepted this donation. He expressed his appreciation for Bliss GVS Pharma’s ongoing assistance in the fight against malaria. He said that malaria is still a significant public health concern in Ghana’s northern region and that the donation will help by supplying high-quality medications to combat the disease in the long run.
Pharm Ibrahim Mumuni Siedu, a representative for Bliss GVS Pharma’s northern region, stated that the company is dedicated to assisting the government in its fight against malaria. He continued by saying that the company valued giving back to the community and would keep supporting programs that would improve health outcomes in Ghana.
The Chairperson of Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, Northern Region, Pharm Amos Adapalala Bugri was at the donation ceremony and he was excited about this gesture. “Bliss GVS has by this donation lived by the motto of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana, ”Amicus Humani Generis” meaning Friends of the Human Race. By this donation, Bliss GVS Pharma has strengthen its relationship with the Society especially in an effort to fight malaria out of the continent,’ he said.
In attendance at the donation was Dr. Adam Atiku – Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Emmanuel S.K. Donkor (Esq) – Director of Administration, Dr. Michael A. Yelibora – Ag. Director of Medical Affairs and other hospital staff.
Additionally, the company engaged students at the Tamale Community Health Nurses Training College in a health talk on personal and vaginal hygiene.
Bliss GVS Pharma’s donation of malaria medications to Tamale Teaching Hospital demonstrates the company’s commitment to boosting public health in Ghana and helping the government combat malaria.