Bliss GVS Pharma Ghana, a leading pharmaceutical company, has made a generous donation of antimalarial drugs worth 100,000 Ghana Cedis to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, Ghana, ahead of the World Malaria Day 2023 celebrations. The donation comes as part of Bliss GVS Pharma`s commitment to combating malaria, a deadly disease that continues to affect millions of people worldwide, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
The antimalarial drugs donated by Bliss GVS Pharma will play a crucial role in the hospital’s efforts to provide effective treatment and care to malaria patients. Malaria remains a major health challenge in Ghana, with high prevalence rates and significant morbidity and mortality rates, especially among vulnerable populations such as children and pregnant women. The donation by Bliss GVS Pharma is expected to greatly enhance Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s ability to respond to the malaria burden and provide much-needed support to patients in need.
Mr. Genne, the Manager of Bliss GVS Pharma in Ghana, expressed the company’s commitment to supporting efforts to combat malaria in the country. He emphasized that the donation was part of Bliss GVS Pharma’s MD Mr. Gagan Sharma’s initiatives, aimed at improving the health and well-being of communities where the company operates by providing quality medicines.
LONART and P-ALAXIN, (Artemisinin-based combination therapy), are among the donated medications.
Dr. Daniel Ankrah, the Director of Pharmacy of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, expressed his gratitude to Bliss GVS Pharma for the generous donation. He highlighted the importance of partnerships between the private sector and the healthcare system in Ghana to effectively tackle malaria and other health challenges. He also commended Bliss GVS Pharma for its unwavering commitment to promoting health and well-being in Ghana and beyond. Present at the donation was Dr. Harry Akoto – Director of Medical Affairs, Mrs. Grace Anyomi – Ag. Director of Nursing & Midwifery Services, Dr. Dennis Sena Awitty – Executive Secretary of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana and other hospital staff.
The donation of antimalarial drugs by Bliss GVS Pharma to Korle Bu Teaching Hospital is a significant contribution towards the fight against malaria in Ghana. It reflects the company’s dedication to making a positive impact on the health of communities and supporting the national efforts to eliminate malaria. As the world commemorates World Malaria Day in 2023, this donation serves as a timely reminder of the importance of continued efforts to combat this preventable and treatable disease, and the crucial role that partnerships between the private sector and the healthcare system play in achieving this goal.