COVID 19: ActionPlus Foundation donates to PLHIV in Ashiaman Municipality
Persons Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (PLHIV) in the Ashiaman Municipality in the Greater Accra Region has received some personal protective equipment (PPES) worth fifteen thousand Ghana Cedis which is geared towards fighting against the pandemic among the persons living with HIV.
Date Created : 7/30/2020 3:58:47 AM : Story Author : Ghanadistricts.com
The donation was made last Tuesday by ActionPlus Foundation, a leader in the area of health advocacy globally at an impact workshop on coronavirus for persons living with HIV in Accra in collaboration with the Ghana aids commission and the Ashiaman Municipal Health Directorate with the objective of educating the patients on their health conditions.
The workshop which took place at the Joy City Chapel Auditorium in Lashibi (Accra) saw Apostle Fred Osei Annin, Founder Actionplus Foundation joining the workshop virtually from the United Kingdom.
He explained that ActionPlus Foundation is a world-renowned Non-Governmental Organization that has led the campaign and fight against HIV/AIDS across the Globe for the past two decades and said organising this impact workshop and delivering of these essential items was very timely because of the level of relief it brings to persons living with HIV/AIDS.
He said, "our mandate here this morning is not only to talk about HIV/AIDS but rather to support persons living with such medical condition with food items, vitamins, Veronica Bucket, Hand Sanitizer, Liquid Soap, Tissue Papers, Nose Mask, and cash amount to help improve the living conditions of these people who have been adversely hit by the effect of the COVID- 19 pandemic".
Madam Rita Afriyie, Technical Coordinator of the Ghana Aids Commission at a workshop vehemently debunked the rumour that the country has run out of Antiretroviral drugs that are administered to persons living with HIV/AIDS, stated that her outfit has adopted what was known in their circles as rationing - where she explained that the Health Facilities in the country were administering one-month drug because persons living with the HIV/AIDS needed to be monitored and to be visiting the health facilities for further checks and therefore was not advisable to have given them three months’ drug because of the COVID lockdown restrictions.
She reiterated that the Ghana Aids Commission has been working closely with the Ghana Health Service since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and have adopted the use of dispatch to deliver the medications to the various persons at their respective locations to help them suppress their viral load and also adhere to the safety and preventive measures of COVID 19 protocols.
Mrs. Patience Mamattah Municipal Heath Director of the Ashiaman Health Directorate made a humble call to corporate organizations supporting the COVID-19 relief fund to channel part of their resources to the Ghana Aids Commission to help them improve on what they are currently doing in their fight against the HIV/AIDS virus.
Mrs. Mamattah made a humble call to all persons living with the HIV/AIDS virus to adhere strictly to all the health protocols outlined by the World Health Organization and also make sure they eat a balanced diet at all times to keep their immune system strong and functional.