Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Reverend Amaris Nana Adjei Perbi, has revealed that the foundation has made tremendous impact by supporting women in communities across the country.
According to him, the foundation made its significant achievements in the areas of health, education, technology and social sector. Speaking at an annual review session with the media, he indicated that the foundation served individuals with the National Health Insurance cards for free and provided medical care to about 40,000 persons.
Rev. Adjei Perbi explained that some 30,000 people have benefited from “our Healthline Medical Centre where our in-house doctors” pick calls to ensure they give consultation to people who need medical attention.
The assessment meeting created a platform for the foundation to evaluate its performance in the past and make projections for the year 2022.
“We have made tremendous impact with regard to supporting women in our communities. The foundation supported thousands of women on the Rural Ultrasound Scan project. Another significant project is our Healthfest initiative, where we have our health on wheels. So, we come into various communities that people wouldn’t want to go and live in. Those areas that do not have access to medical services, we go there and we make sure that we serve with our pharmaceuticals. The doctors help us to administer and also check the health status of the various people that we encounter.”
The Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation indicated that 24,000 students have benefited from its Instant Schools, an e-learning platform, launched to provide millions of young people in Africa with free access to online learning materials.
Providing healthcare facilities in deprived communities
On his part, the Clinical Director of Vodafone Healthline, Dr. Byrite Asamoah, disclosed that his outfit will extend healthcare services to deprived communities.
“We realized that there are a lot of communities that have health facilities that, should I say, the unfortunate side of health inequality in that they have deprived doctors. And they also do not have the health resources that would be probably if we find in Accra. So we’re looking to extend our services to them so that they can be able to at least call into the call centre and have a doctor help them manage their cases. We feel this would actually help improve the health outcomes in those areas”.
The foundation, last year, launched the Kindred Partnership which opened the platform for every person in Ghana or entity to come on board to partner Vodafone Ghana Foundation in its bid to make more impact. Through this initiative, the foundation has supported some 20,000 young men and women.
Commenting on the platform, Rev. Perbi asserted that the foundation has launched ICT hubs across the country in partnership with the Ghana Library Authority. The foundation, he explained, has been able to establish over “four libraries” in various communities in the past as well.
“Furthermore, we are going to do more in this coming year with more collaborations”.
Similarly, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, a year prior, engaged Viamo to improve lives via its mobile platform. Product Manager for the foundation, Nura Abdul-Rahman, intimated that the unique service offers customers free access to information on their favourite topics on news, agriculture, sexual and reproductive health, weather or edutainment shows.
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