One of the main causes of death in Ghana are complication of preterm birth such as breathing difficulties and infections. About 140,000 babies are born prematurely each year in Ghana. The Ghana Health Service in collaboration with the Paediatric Society of Ghana and UNICEF, commemorated World Prematurity Day on November 17 and Dr. Sagoe-Moses, Deputy Director of Reproductive and Child Health at the Ghana Health Service calls on Ghanaians to support parents of babies born prematurely.
Around 160,000 Ghanaian children have been orphaned due to AIDS and are now facing a life without their biological parents. At present, an estimated 1.1 million children in Ghana have lost either one of or both their parents.
With the help of Akoma Ntoso the least we can do is help with the basic needs of these orphans, by continuously being in contact with our contact persons in some orphanages the team knows what type of packages we have to prepare for these precious souls.
In Ghana, young people between 10 to 24 years make for one third of the population.
Akoma Ntoso Foundation yearly goes on the streets to share women hygiene products and hand sanitisers both for teenage girls and boys.
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So most of you already know that I (Samantha Gyamfi) am the founder of the Akoma Ntoso Foundation. The word ‘Akoma’ means ‘heart’ and ‘Ntoso’ means ‘together’. So the name....