Ernest Chemists Limited has supported the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Ghana (SOGOG), for a three-day specialist surgical outreach at Bawku and Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region.
The surgical outreach programme took place at the Bawku Presby and Bolgatanga Regional hospitals.
It formed part of the annual outreach service of the society and was also in line with Ernest Chemists Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) philosophy of improving healthcare delivery through quality medicine and to further support for the attainment of SDG 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing.
It was from November 18 to 21, 2021.
Each year, the Society extends voluntary gynaecological surgery services to deprived andr hard-to-reach parts of the country where women with complex gynaecological disorders suffer various financial and geographical barriers to accessing the needed expert care.
Past beneficiaries have been in the Nkwanta South Municipal in the Oti Region and Yeji in the Bono East Region.
The SOGOG General Secretary, Dr Promise Sefogah, who coordinated the organisation of the outreach, indicated that, thousands of women and children nationwide are in dire need of specialist medical / surgical care, but unfortunately lack access.
He was hopeful other well-meaning entities and organisations would emulate the ‘SOGOG-Ernest Chemists’ initiative example to help improve the health and wellbeing of these vulnerable populations in deprived areas.
The President of SOGOG, Dr. Ali Samba who led the team thanked Ernest Chemists Limited for both the medication and cash donation to support the Society’s initiative.
He also noted with gratitude how Ernest Chemists had supported SOGOG in past outreach services.
“It should be possible in the future to support multiple health facilities in one region simultaneously if we have more financial support’’ he added.