Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana has organised a free ultrasound scan for over 250 pregnant women in Tamale.
The exercise aimed at providing opportunity for the beneficiaries to be screened for various antenatal services.
Speaking on the gesture, Director of Legal and External Affairs at Vodafone Ghana, Geta Striggner-Quartey added that the exercise was to give the pregnant women quality healthcare and to help them know the conditions of their babies.
“Vodafone Ghana Foundation is back again to Tamale having identified the need to assist these pregnant women to have an ultrasound scan. As a result of our strong ties with the people of Tamale, we will continue to spread our goodwill through this initiative and many more. We hope that this exercise will go a long way to help with the general healthcare of the beneficiaries and their unborn babies”.
Madam Striggner-Quartey noted that the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has strong focus on Health and Digital.
“This ultrasound scan initiative is part of the many gestures to help the health sector. We have the Homecoming programme, where we pay the bills of insolvent patients and reunite families across the country. We also have the Healthfest initiative which provides free medical screening via medical team as well as the Healthline Medical Call Centre, which continuously provides accurate medical information on COVID-19 and other medical complications to the public for free by dialling 255”.
“Also, through the Vodafone Ghana Foundation, we have initiated education programmes such as Instant Schools initiative, which provides online educational content for free and ICT hub initiative where the organisation set up ICT hubs in libraries across the country, fully equipped with equipment such as computers, scanners, projectors amongst others”, she concluded.
On her part, Midwife in-charge of Tamale Central Health Centre, Genevieve Jimpetey, thanked Vodafone Ghana Foundation for its support.
“On behalf of the Tamale Central Health Centre and the beneficiaries of this programme, I want to thank the Management of Vodafone Ghana and Vodafone Ghana Foundation. I believe this gesture is key for these women to know more about the development and health of their babies. We are grateful”.
“I want to use this opportunity once again to advise all pregnant women to observe the COVID-19 safety protocols as part of curbing the spread of the coronavirus disease. Observing the protocols religiously is crucial to your health and that of the unborn child”, she advised.
The pregnant women who benefitted from the programme expressed gratitude to the Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the gesture.