Leading Pharmaceutical Giant in Ghana Partners Doctors in the Gap
October 18, 2017|
Leading pharmaceutical company in Ghana, Dannex Group on the future of healthcare in rural Africa has partnered with the Doctors in the Gap, a Global Medical Volunteer Programme in Africa. This was after a clutch leadership meeting that brought the key leadership of the two organizations together to discuss the future of healthcare, especially in Rural Africa.Welcoming the ARII Leadership to Dannex Limited, Mr. Yaw Opare-Asamoah, Managing Director of Dannex Ltd. said he was very positive of the outcome of the meeting as their two institutions put their efforts together for the good of Africa’s most vulnerable groups. He recounted his earlier encounter with the Executive Director of ARII, Mr. Prince Williams Oduro as fruitful and hoped the meeting that involved the key leadership of the two organizations will be more exploring.
In his opening remarks, the Most Rev. Dr. Robert Kwasi Aboagye-Mensah, Former Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana and Chairman of ARII International Advisory Council said the main essence of the meeting was to brief the Dannex Leadership on the Doctors in the Gap Programme and to discuss how Dannex Limited and Doctors in the Gap can work together in addressing healthcare challenges in rural Africa. He thanked the Leadership of Dannex Limited for their commitment to the cause of humanity and making a time for the meeting.
Briefing the Dannex Leadership on the Doctors in the Gap programme, the Executive Director of ARII, Prince Williams Oduro said Doctors in the Gap is a global medical volunteer mission established in 2008 by the African Rights Initiative International (ARII), an organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, to address critical health needs of millions of under-served communities in Africa and beyond. He said with over five hundred volunteers raised globally, Doctors in the Gap skilled physicians, nurses, midwives, logisticians, lab technologists, optometrists, Ophthalmologists, disease control experts, epidemiologists and other medical and non-medical professionals deliver lifesaving medical care to people living in some of the remotest, impoverished and forgotten villages in our world. He touched on the four key areas of the Doctors in the Gap challenge in Africa.
– Reducing deaths resulting from pregnancy and childbirth
–Reducing death resulting from nutritional health.
–Reducing death resulting from malaria
-Developing communities’ own response system to healthcare delivery
– Building Healthcare Infrastructure
– Resourcing Building capacity of healthcare workers to meet the demands of quality healthcare delivery
Reacting to the five-year plan, Mr. Yaw Opare-Asamoah, Managing Director of Dannex Ltd. stressed on the need to make education an essential component of our collective efforts in bridging the healthcare gap on the island. He said once a population is educated greater percentage of their health needs will automatically be addressed.
He said Dannex shares in the vision of the Doctors in the Gap-Hope Island Challenge which seeks to make healthcare accessible to several thousands of people. He pledged his team’s commitment to the Doctors in the Gap general and surgical missions and in working together with the ARII team to achieve the overall expected target to the island. He praised the ARII Leadership and the Doctors in the Gap team for their selfless devotion to the Ghanaian people. “We can’t sit down without acting, especially when we have the capacity to act.” He admonished the teams.
He added that providing the population with access to good Drinking water will also go a long way to address greater healthcare challenges on the Island. Mr. Kwesi Yirenkyi, Director of Communications at Dannex Limited and Mr. Arthur Kweku Ackah-Yensu, Business Development Manager, at Dannex Ltd. also expressed optimism that the partnership between Dannex and ARII through the Doctors in the Gap progarmme will save more lives and sustain healthcare delivery on the Island.