Launch of One million PPE for frontline health workers
22nd September, 2020
22nd September, 2020
On Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020 MPA organized a launching ceremony to raise One million PPE for frontline health workers. The launch, held at Marriott Hotel Accra, forms part of MPA’s COVID-19 interventions in support of the national response pandemic. During the ceremony, MPA unveiled a song by an array of stars in the musical industry to honour all frontline health staff. In attendance were chiefs, officials from government, Ghana Health Service, security services, civil society organizations and the media.
The event was chaired by Nana Appiagyei Dankowoso 1, President, Ghana Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In his welcoming address, he expressed that the campaign was a good cause in the national fight against the pandemic by MPA, Ghana and called for support to raise funds to attain its goal.
In his welcome address, Chief Nathaniel Ebo Nsarko, Executive Director, MPA, Global, informed guests that the campaign’s goal is to recognize the risk(s) faced by our health professionals as they provide care to Ghanaians and his organization, in collaboration with the Ghana Health Service and other partners, has thought it feasible to mobilize some PPE to complement government’s efforts to protect health workers in the combat against COVID-19. In order to attain the goal of the campaign, Chief Nsarko gave appointment letters to four celebrities in the entertainment sector as Campaign Ambassadors to lead the fund-raising drive.
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Board Chair of MPA and Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General, in his remarks, praised efforts by the Ghanaian Government under the leadership of President Nana Nana Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the successful fight against the pandemic. He assured the nation of his continuing support for the campaign. He also praised MPA Ghana under the abled leadership of Chief Nsarko for mooting out such an idea.
The UNAIDS Country Representative in Ghana, Angela Trenton-Mbonde who was the guest of honour at the event, outlined the commonality between HIV and AIDS and COVID-19 pandemic. She mentioned several efforts made by UN agencies to support various governmental institutions in quelling the incidence of the pandemic in the country.
In his closing remarks, the Chairman of the ceremony, Nana Dankowoso 1, told guests about the overwhelming nature of the event by the musical performances by guest artistes and thanked the organizers for the success of the event. He declared his readiness to volunteer to serve as a Campaign Ambassador to the delight of all.