ARII’s Doctors in the Gap Team Presents Report to Danadams Pharmaceuticals
December 05, 2016|
The Project team of the Doctors in the Gap Global Medical Volunteer Mission, an international health development initiative of African Rights Initiative International (ARII) yesterday presented a report to Danadams Pharmaceuticals and Industry Limited for their contribution during the 2015 Doctors in the Gap Ghana Missions at the Kalba Sub-District of Northern Ghana. The presentation was to acknowledge Danadams’s contribution during the mission.
The seventy (70) page report detailed the commitment of ARII and its partners and supporters in bridging the healthcare gap in Africa, especially, the under-served communities.
In more than one week, the Doctors in the Gap teams reached 9 treatment and service centres in 66 villages in the Kalba Sub-District to deliver medical care to over 5, 000 men, women, and children suffering from preventable and treatable diseases such as malaria, respiratory infections, pneumonia, malnutrition related disease among others and served as strong support in combating maternal and infant mortality. Over 1,125 poor people, mostly children were registered for the National Health Insurance Programme for free. More than 10, 000 people received clothes whilst others received wheel chairs, crutches and walking aids. The team also made a donation of hospital items to the Kalba Health Centre.
Speaking after the presentation the Deputy CEO for Danadams Pharmaceuticals and Industry Ltd., Mr. Prince Yamoah was pleased about the report and pledged his group’s commitment to complement the efforts of the Doctors in the Gap to achieve the expected results. He also pledged his group’s support in the upcoming mission to the Dwarf Island at the Afram Plains North in the Eastern Region. On his part Mr. Fred Golo, Deputy CEO of the Danpong Healthcare praised the organization for its commitment to integrity and accountability. He said he has been following the development of the ARII for some time now and he is proud to be associated with it. He also praised the leadership of ARII for their sense of direction and dedication.
Danadams Pharmaceutical is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in Ghana. The West Africa International Magazine awarded them the Most Innovative & Multipurpose Pharmaceutical Company in West Africa 2011. In Europe, they’re recognized with the International Arch of Europe Gold Award for Demonstrating Excellence and Sustainability 2011, as well as the Majestic Five Continents Award for Quality and Excellence in 2011. Ghana Club 100 chooses Danadams as a Leader in the Manufacturing Sector, and retain their 6th overall rank among Club 100 companies based on profitability and growth performance from 2008 to 2010.
The Founder/Executive Director of ARII, Mr. Prince Oduro thanked Danadams for the Doctors in the Gap and pledged his team’s commitment to put into excellent use any support from Danadams as it is typical of the ARII. He said “a lot has been done but several thousands of men, women and children continue to die from preventable and treatable diseases. Many of these deaths are not recorded.” He said the ARII and its development partners will continue to work together for the continent’s most vulnerable groups.
ARII through the Doctors in the Gap Global Medical Mission is mobilizing the largest medical volunteer base in Africa, touching over 10, 000 people annually. “We are at the forefront saving lives, building the healthcare system in Africa, protecting children from malnutrition and avertible deaths, improving healthcare access to under-served communities and building communities’ own respond system to health”. He stressed.