Source: GNA - Vodafone Ghana has announced a £ 100,000 package to support victims of the floods that hit Accra and some parts of the country.
Through the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the telecommunication company is undertaking impactful interventions to meet the immediate needs of the flood victims, support key health institutions handling cases related to the disaster, and deal with the health impacts and risks associated with the floods.
In a line-up of activities that should span about two weeks, the Foundation seeks to address the key needs of the victims through donation of items including mattresses, blankets and food items to the National Disaster Management Organisation to support hundreds of displaced families.
Additionally, it would seek to support the provision of medical supplies to hospitals to treat victims; offer information on the prevention of cholera and help with safe and secured shelter for affected communities.
Commenting on the package, Haris Broumidis, Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana said:
“We are saddened by the impact of this tragic incident and the damage caused. Our hearts go out to the bereaved and displaced families. Besides this support, we have activated our various health platforms to drive a public health education campaign on the health impacts and risks associated with the floods, especially cholera and typhoid.”
The Foundation would organise Healthfest free health screening exercise for residents in communities affected by the floods starting this weekend”.
The Vodafone Foundation would also be spearheading a blood donation exercise aimed at encouraging employees of organisations within the Airport City enclave to donate blood to support the flood and fire victims.
The exercise, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 13, is opened to the public.
Since its establishment, the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has moved from just funding projects to investing in developing sustainable initiatives that solve pressing social issues and benefit several communities in the country.
Initiatives such as Mobile for Good have been a mind opener on how technology could be used as a medium to change lives.
Healthline - 255, Ghana's first ever health call centre has been empowering Ghanaians with health related information while the Healthline mobile "app" continues to serve as a great platform for information sharing, given the current digitised dispensation.
The country’s capital city was hit with severe floods on Wednesday June 3, leaving many homeless and devastated. This, coupled with a fire outbreak at a petrol station that killed about 150 people, has left the country in a state of shock.
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