As part of efforts to support the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, MTN Ghana Foundation has donated office equipment to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research.
The five HP laptops and accessories, two printers (coloured and black and white), a Dell server, and two Lenovo desktops worth ¢42,000 is to administrative work at the institute.
At the ceremony in Accra, speaking the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana, Samuel Koranteng said the donation followed a request from the Institute to help support its administrative work for effective and efficient data management.
“Having acknowledged the role, the institute plays in National research and particularly in the Corona Virus pandemic; the MTN Ghana Foundation board immediately approved the purchase of these equipment to facilitate their work”.
Mr. Koranteng hoped the equipment will facilitate and further enhance the good work the health professionals are doing to help fight the pandemic in the country.
The MTN Ghana Corporate Services Executive revealed that, since the outbreak of the pandemic, the Foundation had presented GH₵5 million to support the government’s efforts in the fight against the coronavirus in the country.
Mr. Koranteng said the support was for the procurement of medical supplies, which include personal protective equipment and other essentials to support frontline medical staff.
Commenting further, he added; “We have provided data packages for health workers, supported the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, and some educational institutions with a free website.”
Also speaking and giving remarks, the Director of the Institute, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang thanked MTN Foundation for their timely intervention,
“The institute has done lots of testing but have challenges in data storage so this donation will help in speedy release of results” he added.
Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang assured Noguchi is in a better position to deliver on their mandate.