The Republic of Korea donates PPE’s to the Ministry of Health


Story by Joseph A. Coffie |Ghana News Desk|

The Republic of Korea has donated PPE’s to the Ministry of Health Today 9th July, 2021. 

This event was held in the Ministry of Health Auditorium, and was attended by The Deputy Minister for Multi-lateral and Global Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Korea, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, The Minister for Health, Country Directors of KOFIH and KOICA Ghana, and some directors of the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Maureen Martey
(Head, Resource Mobilization-Bilateral, MoH)

In welcoming everyone to this important occasion, Dr. Maureen Martey, Head of Resource Mobilization – Bilateral, Ministry of Health, stated that the Government of Ghana and the Republic of Korea enjoy mutual cooperation in diverse ways and in particular, the health sector of Ghana continues to derive enormous benefits from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Korea Foundation for International Healthcare in efforts towards the attainment of Universal Health Coverage. 

She indicates that, KOICA has been instrumental in the efforts in strengthening maternal and child health through the CHPS+ project in the Upper East Region and donation of PPEs and medical supplies in response to COVID-19. 

Dr. Emmanuel Ankrah Odame
(Director, Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, MoH)

Dr. Maureen also stated that, KOFIH has also been working assiduously to improve maternal, child and newborn health in the Volta and Oti Regions. 

She said, a significant number of Ghanaian health professionals continue to benefit from the Dr. Lee JongWook Fellowship Programme in South Korea and finally, she thanked the Republic of Korea for their unwavering support to Government of Ghana especially in these challenging times.

Hon. Kwaku Agyemang Manu
(Minister for Health)

The Minister for Health, Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu on the other hands, also elaborate on the longstanding and very fruitful relationship the Ministry of Health have had with the Republic of Korea.

The Hon. Minister said, the friendship between Ghana and South Korea dates back many decades with mutual respect and cooperation in many sectors and therefore, highly recognized the support of the Republic of Korea Government in the implementation of several initiatives in Ghana. 

He stated that, the Health Sector in Ghana is currently collaborating with two Korean agencies, namely, The Korea Foundation for International Health (KOFIH) and Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). He said, these two agencies in recent times provide useful support towards the attainment of Ghana’s Health Sector goals. 

Hon. Kwaku Agyeman Manu also indicated that, KOFIH and KOICA as part of the Oversees Development Assistance have supported the health sector in the areas of, Maternal Newborn and Child Health, National Health Insurance, Community Based Health Planning Services, Global Health Security Agenda, COVID-19 Response among many others.

The minister also said that, KOICA has signed a grant aid arrangement with Ghana to further support the procurement of vaccines in line with Ghana’s COVID -19 vaccination Agenda. 

However, The Hon. Minister for Health, on behalf of the Government of Ghana thanked the Korean Government and indicates that he “look forward to continued collaboration with the Korean Government”.

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