Dr. Javaka Moore, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from Maryland, USA and our own Rebecca Acheampong (Becca) partnered last year to donate some medical equipments to aid safe delivery of babies in our public hospitals.
She was hosted today by the Chief Executive Officer of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Dr. Daniel Asare and his Management team at the hospital.
Also in attendance was the Chief Medical director of Ridge hospital Dr Sefenyo and the Head of Neo-Natal Korle Bu Prof. Christabel Enweronu-Laryea
The donation consists of 131 Fetal monitors, 51 Patient monitors and 20 Pulse Oximeter to be shared amongst Korle Bu, Ridge Teaching hospital, Ho Hospital, National Cathedral Hospital and a few more public hospitals to further assist with the monitoring and aiding safe delivery of babies and reducing birth mortality. This is being coordinated by the CEO of the biggest public hospital in the country Dr. Daniel Asare.
Cardiotocography is a technical means of recording the fetal heartbeat and the uterine contractions during pregnancy.
The availability of these machines will enable the Hospitals carry out mandatory monitoring of all pregnant women to ensure the safety of the unborn child and the mother.
Source: Phylx Akakpo