The La Constance Center for Global Health has donated 2,400 bottles of Prenatal Vitamins to the Okere Health Directorate of Akuapem to support pregnant women in the district.
The presentation was made by Dr. Aniapam Boafo, a Gynecologist in New York and Founder and CEO of the Non-Profit Organization.
Dr. Boafo indicated that the maternal morbidity and mortality statistics in Ghana is high and there is need to improve the situation.
He noted that the major causes of maternal morbidity and mortality are hemorrhage (Excessive Bleeding), Hypertensive Disorders and Infections.
According to him, there was a need to improve these.
He indicated that the Vitamins would address particularly the Hemorrhage.
Dr. Boafo added that the Vitamins were made possible by the partnership with the Vitamin Angels Foundation of the USA.
Present at the function was a representative from the Vitamin Angels – Ms JoyGrace Muthoni from Kenya, The Awukugua Akwamu Hemmea Nana Onyeni and Dr. Augustine Ankuvie the Director of the Health Services of the Okere Health Directorate.
All the midwives from the district were also present.