The Ghana Heart Initiative (GHI), a project implemented by German International Agency (GIZ) with funding from the Bayer AG, has officially handed over 313 pieces of equipment to the Greater Accra Regional Health Directorate.
This was done at an official ceremony held at the Ministry of Health.
The GHI, which aims to improve the prevention, diagnosis, and management of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) at tertiary, secondary, and primary levels of care in public health facilities in Ghana, provided equipment that has a total value of 200,000 Euros.
These include 164 sphygmomanometers, 41 weighing scales with height meter, 43 glucometers, 32 electrocardiograms, 4 monitors and 29 defibrillators. It will be distributed to 44 health facilities in the Greater Accra region.
This donation will support Ghana in confronting the challenges posed by CVDs which are among the main causes of death in the country.