Vodafone Ghana Foundation has presented a cheque for GHC 20,000 to the National Cardiothoracic Centre to support this year’s World Heart Day celebration and surgeries.
The donation forms part of the Foundation’s commitment to support health initiatives that transform lives in the country.
Speaking at the media launch, ahead of the World Heart Day, to be observed on September 29th, 2014, Gayheart Mensah, the Head of External Affairs for Vodafone Ghana, said the Foundation was very passionate and committed to supporting healthcare delivery.
He explained that since its establishment in 2009, the Foundation has delivered socially relevant and impactful healthcare initiatives to various communities and segments of the Ghanaian society.
He said in 2013, the Foundation spent a significant amount on key projects, which are delivering sustainable benefits to Ghanaians; particularly in the health sector.
“We refurbished the Child and Adult Cancer Wards of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. Additionally, Healthfest, our yearlong health initiative, continues to provide free quality healthcare to Ghanaians in the various regions,” he said.
He said the Foundation has also introduced Healthline 255, Ghana’s first medical call centre, which gives expert medical advice and encourages early diagnosis and treatment.
“All one has to do is just dial 255 from any Vodafone number or 0505050500 across all networks,” he said.
Mr Mensah said the Foundation is dedicated to advancing healthcare in Ghana and would continue to identify opportunities to support the health sector to transform lives in communities. GNA