BlueNet Foundation, a student non-profit organization (NGO), in partnership with the National Malaria Control Programme, has donated drugs to the Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital.
The drugs, worth about $5000, were mainly anti-malaria medicines which included Artesunate, a medication which cures severe malaria condition within the shortest possible time.
Co-Founders of the Foundation, Kathy Ruan and Michael Liu, noted that the donation was aimed at treating Malaria patients.
Ms Ruan added that aside advancing their Grandfathers Legacy, the gesture was also designed to equip the hospital to win the fight against Malaria in the country.
“After learning about the Malaria prevalence rate in Ghana and the efforts put in by institutions to help reduce Malaria related mortalities, we were inspired to raise funds for this exercise,” they said.
Ms Ruan and Michael Liu pledged their unflinching support to the fight against Malaria in Ghana.
They promised that their Foundation will donate to the country at least once a year.
This, they said will be achieved through spreading awareness to other countries including China and raising more funds.
“This will not just be a one-time thing, we will keep raising funds to fight against Malaria in Africa,” they assured.
In her remarks, the Medical Superintendent of Princess Marie Louise Children’s Hospital, Maame Yaa Nyarko, expressed gratitude for the benevolence shown to her by BlueNest Foundation.
She indicated that the donation will help relieve part of the financial burden of parents who cannot afford the cost of treatment for their children suffering from severe Malaria conditions.
“This donation has come specifically to help children who come with severe malaria conditions. Now when children come in and cannot afford the medication, we can give these drugs to them free of charge for them to recover,” she stated.