World Vision cleans Savelugu Municipal Hospital

By
Rashid Mbugri, GNA,

Savelugu N/R, Dec 3,
GNA – World Vision Ghana (WVG) has conducted a clean-up exercise at the
Savelugu Municipal Hospital in a bid to encourage good sanitation practices in
health facilities and communities for improved environmental cleanliness.

The activity was
part of WVG’s 40th Anniversary celebration which centred on
vulnerable groups. It was on the theme: “Celebrating Our Promise to the
Ghanaian Child”.

A cash prize of GH¢1,000.00
was given to parents of four vulnerable children seeking medical treatment in
the Hospital.

Those who
participated in the exercise included; environmental health officials, Zoomlion
Company limited, municipal assembly members and residents who desilted gutters
and toilets, cleared weeds, swept and burned rubbish within the Hospital
premises. 

Mr Timothy
Akanpabadai, the Regional Operations Manager of WVG for the Northern Sector,
told the Ghana News Agency, that the activity was a way to demonstrate and
encourage citizens to regularly clean their environment and promote good
health, especially with emphasis on children.

This, he said, would
help prevent diseases and infections such as typhoid, cholera and diarrhoea
help improve sanitation situation.

Similar activities
took at WVG operational areas to also encourage people to keep their
environment clean and live good and healthy life.

Statistics show that
poor sanitation cost many deaths in the country, especially among children
under five years, which calls for regular cleaning of the environment to help
reduce the mortality rate.

Mr Akanpabadai said
WVG was implementing a Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) programme in 21
districts across the country to improve good sanitation.

He added that the
organization had certified 77 communities Open Defecation Free (ODF) and
intended to do more to ensure good sanitation practices.

Mr Zakaria Imoro,
the Municipal Health Director for Savelugu, called for the need for all to keep
their surroundings clean.

He said the Savelugu
Municipal Assembly was putting in place by-laws to encourage good sanitation
practices, which when operational, would spell out penalties for people who
violate the by-laws.

Mr Salam Bukari, the
Administrator of Savelugu Municipal Hospital, commended WVG for the support and
urged other benevolent organizations to emulate the gesture.

GNA

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