Lack of basic health care service and tools has made life unbearable for people living in Akropong Akuapem and other towns and villages in the Akuapem mountains.

Residents living mostly in remote areas have no option than to travel long distances to access medical care.

It is in this direction that the eleven (11) midwifery centers in the Akuapem Traditional Area have been offered 1,000 pieces of obstetric kits to alleviate the suffering of the people. 

Health officials say the medical items have come as a timely relief from avoidable and preventable maternal pain and death.

The 11 midwifery centers which received the items are, Okrakwadwo, Adukrom, Aseseeso, Abiriw, Akropong, Mamfe, Mampong, Obosomase, Aburi, Larteh and Oboadaka all in the Eastern Region.

Presenting the items to the centres, President of the New York based Kwakwaduam Association, Dr. Twum Boafo, said his outfit is donating the health kits as part of efforts to help the needy and vulnerable in the area.

He indicated that the association intends to continue this annually to help people back home while contributing to nation building, especially in the area of healthcare.

He said the association identified the challenges facing the Akuapem Traditional Area as key and therefore decided to move in swiftly and put smiles on the faces of their brothers and sisters.

Dr. Twum Boafo disclosed that their main aim is to see reduction in maternal health cases.

On his part, the Assistant Medical Director of Akropong Health Center, Lydia Gordon, said the items could not have come at a better time as they have drawn up a strategy to reach some remote areas where maternal health has become very crucial.

Akropong Aboasahemaa, Nana Obrago assured that the medical kits will be put to good use.

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