The Doctors in the Gap (an initiative of ARII) in association with Agape Samaritan International, West Africa STEM Hub, USA, AND partners are coordinating a national citizen and corporate response to complement the efforts of government and health institutions in addressing the challenges COVID-19 poses West Africa. Focus is to mobilize at least GHC 10 million worth of support; including medical supplies and preparedness training; Personal Protective Equipment, consumables, insurance cover, financial, water supply and other logistical support to help frontline healthcare workers who will dedicate their lives to saving our dear nation in the next 3 months. The world’s supply chain is breaking down and Africa, including Ghana, would be the hardest hit.
The government of Ghana through the Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, and Ministry of Information, Nuguchi and Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research in Tropical Medicine have so far put up well-coordinated efforts to contain the outbreak and to deal with any eventuality with the government committing US$100million support.
While commending government we must also admit that the overall assessment of experts on national preparedness, in reality, is woefully inadequate, especially in the unfortunate situation of the major outbreak and especially at the speed of which the virus is spreading.
WNY STEM Hub is working with our West Africa STEM Hub partner by helping them get information out about their Covid-19 Citizens Challenge. Help West Africa and Ghana to protect frontline healthcare workers while working to save their country from imminent danger, equip health institutions to meet the challenge, and engage millions of Ghanaians on the viral infection prevention while supporting the poor with the support they need to thrive.
How You Can Help
- Financial Donations
- In-kind Support
- Knowledge Transfer
For additional information about Ghana COVID-19 Citizens Challenge and how to help, please visit: https://ariint.org/covid-19/