Accra, 26th December, 2011- MTN Ghana foundation today presented yello hampers to mothers of babies born on Christmas day at three of the biggest hospitals in the country.
The hospitals are the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital and the Effia Nkwanta hospital in the greater Accra, Ashanti and Western Regions respectively.
The gesture was to celebrate and share in the joys and excitement of the season with the babies and their mothers.
Officials of MTN Ghana Foundation and members of MTN Ghana Employee Volunteer Association (EVA) which comprises management and staff members interacted with the mothers of the Christmas babies and shared goodwill messages and wishes of the season with them. They also visited the various wards where they interacted with the staff of the hospitals.
Items in the MTN yello Christmas Baby Hampers included assorted baby diapers, baby wipes, baby products, baby clothing, baby toiletries and toys.
The mothers expressed gratitude to the foundation for their kind gesture and wished them well in their business.
The Executive secretary of the MTN Ghana Foundation, Mr. Robert Kuzoe, indicated that as a caring and socially sensitive network, MTN is committed to celebrating with mothers who have successfully delivered on festive season like Christmas.
“Indeed we see this day as a very special day and children born on this day are also very special and that is why we are here to visit them. We are so excited to see these mothers and their babies doing so well and we take pride in the fact that we have succeeded in putting smiles on the faces of these mothers at this special period of the year,” he said.
The MTN Ghana foundation has supported the Korle-Bu Teaching hospital by renovating the second floor of the maternity block at the cost of GHC600.000. The foundation is currently supporting the renovation of the maternity ward of the Effia Nkwanta hospital at the cost of GHC200, 000.
The idea is to help improve upon the provision of quality healthcare for pregnant and nursing mothers and therefore contribute towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing child mortality and improving maternal health.