The Second Lady of the Republic, and founder of the Samira Empowerment Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia has made a donation to the University of Ghana’s Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research. This according to her, forms part of the Project’s commitment to support the delivery of healthcare in Ghana in general and specifically to acknowledge the good work being done by the Institute during these unchartered times.
In her remarks, Hajia Samira Bawumia, noted that she deemed it fit to support the NMIMR which is at the forefront of the fight against the global pandemic, COVID-19. She said in line with the objective of SEHP, which includes healthcare, her foundation decided to donate their widow’s might to the NMIMR. She further commended the University of Ghana for availing it’s resources for the fight against the pandemic.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ebenezer Oduro Owusu while welcoming the Second Lady expressed immense gratitude to her for her generous donation and sentiments expressed. Earlier on, the Director of Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang gave a background of the beginning of the Institute. He acknowledged the role played by Hideyo Noguchi whose work on yellow fever and his subsequent death led to the establishment of the Institute by the Japanese government in his memory.
On behalf of SEHP, she donated one thousand (1000) KC100 protective gowns, one thousand (1000) pairs of surgical gloves, one thousand (1000) pieces of nose mask, hand sanitizers, boxes of biscuits, water and fruit drink to the Institute. She was hopeful that the donation will complement the Institute existing resources in the discharge of it’s duty in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Hopefully, this will not be the last of our visits here. We’ll also work as much as we can to continue supporting your efforts”. She added.
The Second Lady formally presented the donation to the Vice Chancellor, after which the Provost of the College Health and Sciences, Rev. Prof. Patrick F. Ayeh Kumi moved the vote of thanks expressing gratitude to the Second Lady and SEHP for the kind gesture.
Present at the ceremony was the director of Public Affairs Mrs. Stella A. Amoa, the Director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah who is currently the Chairman for the Board of Advisory for SEHP, faculty, administrotors, staff of the Noguchi Memorial Institute of Medical Research.
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