A team of faculty and Nursing students from Auburn University (AU) in the United States of America, has presented some health items valued at thousands of United States dollars to the Directorate of University Health Services(DUHS).
The items included drugs, bandages, gloves, sanitizers, breathing care kits, surgical scissors, first aid kits and assorted surgical instruments.
The team from AU was in Ghana for the maiden edition of Ghana Education and Health Care Programme which was jointly organised AU and UCC.
Presenting the items on behalf of the team, the Coordinator of Outreach Global, Au, Dr. Elizabeth I. Essamuah-Quansah, said the donation was to support DUHS to deliver quality healthcare to the University community and the general public. She commended the Director of DUHS, Dr. Evans Ekanem, for his generous support and helping to plan and execute 2018 Ghana Education and Health Care Programme that was jointly organised by AU and UCC. Similar items were also presented to the Nkanfoa Community Health Centre.
Receiving the items on behalf of DUHS, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, expressed gratitude to AU for the gesture and gave assurance that the items would be put to good use.
Present were the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. George K. T. Oduro, Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; Dean School of Nursing, Prof. Alexander N. M. Pappoe and Dean, Centre for International Education, Prof. Rosemond Boohene.