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Korokoo foundation donates 3 infant incubators to TTH

The Korokoo Charities Foundation, Founded by the Ace broadcast Journalist Kwami Sefa Kayi has donated 3 incubators to the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH).
The foundation in 2016 made the first donation of one incubator.

The incubators estimated at the cost of $30,000 is expected to augment the existing incubators to take care of pre-term and pre-mature babies at the TTH’s New Norn and Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The donation forms part of the Korokoo foundation’s social intervention project Christened ’project 100’ in   collaboration with several corporate entities and individuals both in Ghana and abroad.
The project is to assist the infants at health facilities they received medical care. The project 100 aim is to purchase 100 incubators and donate infant incubators to hospitals across the country by the end of 2019.

So far, the foundation have installed and handed over 30 incubators to 9 hospitals in 7 regions. Statistic from Unicef indicates that, every year about 140,00 children are born premature in Ghana and over 8,000 of them die before reaching 30 days.

This, Korokoo foundation said was worrying and basic essential for new born care need to be provided to prevent further deaths of infants.
Speaking to journalists at the forth-court of TTH’s NICU unit Thursday morning, the

Ace broadcaster and Host of Peace fm Morning Show, explained that his foundation intervention is to help fight the high rate infant mortality as well as drastically reduced preterm deaths and also improve new born healthcare in Ghana.

One of the entities supporting the foundation, MTN Ghana Mr Kwami Sefa Kayi said has created a donation platform with short code 3322.

Five Ghana cedis is deducted from the customer wallet as part the funds mobilization drive to meet 100 percent goal by the end this year.

Chief Executive Officer of TTH, Dr David Akolbila and the board chairman thanked the foundation for their intervention in a critical area such as NICU. He was optimistic that the incubators will help reduce pressure on the existing ones.


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