Apesokubi Health Center Receives Vitamins for Maternal Care

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Apesokubi Health Center in Oti Region of Ghana received prenatal vitamins to care for 120 pregnant women.

The presentation was made on behalf of the La Constance Center for Global Health by Nana Otwere Boafoa, Krontihemaa of Apesokubi.

Attending the ceremony were Dr. Osafo Acquah, Krontihene from Apesokubi Traditional Area, Nana Otwere Boafoah, Apesokubi Krontihemaa, Nana Afariwa Kyedom Apesokubi, Nana Kwabena Achempong, Apesokubi Nkosuohene and the Division Chief for Development.

Paramount Chief of Apesokubi Traditional Zone, Okogyeaman Kwasi Aseidu Koram I, said he hoped the NGO would meet some of the clinic’s other needs to improve the quality of care provided to patients.

The Paramount Chief on behalf of Apesokubi City thanked all stakeholders.

Nana Boafoa thanked Dr. Aniapam Boafo, president of La Constance Center for Global Health and gynecologist in New York for the donation and hopes the non-profit organization will support the clinic in meeting further requests.

She said pregnancy and childbirth harmed women when the quality of medical care was not adequate and hoped that prenatal vitamins would help pregnancy outcomes in the region.

The nursing staff present were equally enthusiastic and indicated that the items would help them interact with their patients and improve their outreach.

Maternal morbidity and mortality statistics in Ghana are high according to UN Sustainable Development Goal statistics and there is need to improve the situation.

The main causes of maternal morbidity and mortality are haemorrhages (excessive bleeding), hypertensive disorders and infections. The Vitamins would particularly attack bleeding and the well-being of pregnant women.

The vitamins were made possible through the partnership with the Vitamin Angels Foundation of the United States.

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