Officials of GRCS on Tuesday 11th March 2014 met with the President
of the Republic of Ghana H. E. John Dramani Mahama at the Flagstaff House in
The purpose of the meeting was to pay a
courtesy call on the President who is also the Chief Patron of the National
Society, and also apprise him of the developments in the organization as well
as challenges that hinder the successful delivery of its humanitarian mandate.
delegation, which was led by the President of GRCS, Dr Michael Agyekum Addo
also comprised the Legal Advisor, Honorary PR Advisor, Secretary General,
Communications Manager, Resource Development Manager, First Aid Coordinator,
Greater Accra Regional Manager and the Youth Coordinator.
presentation, Dr Agyekum Addo briefed the Chief Patron on his obligation to the
National Society, and on its recent activities as well as the challenges
confronting it. President John Mahama in his response thanked the delegation
for the courtesy call and commended the Red Cross for upholding the spirit of
volunteerism which is what makes traditional societies survive and grow. The
President further promised that Government would endeavor to support the GRCS
in spite of budgetary constraints that confront all sectors.
Also in the
meeting was the Minister of Health Madam Sherry Ayittey who also promised to
increase the collaboration of her Ministry with Ghana Red Cross Society.
Delta Partners Ghana in Malaria Prevention Scheme
Delta Air Lines is partnering Ghana
Red Cross Society to implement a year-long malaria prevention campaign in four
districts in Ghana. The health education
activities will reach children under- five years of age and pregnant women through
the distribution of Long Lasting Insecticide Nets (LLIN) through the ‘Hang Up
and Keep Up Campaign’. This programme complements the National Malaria Control
Programme in Ghana. Read More >>>
UNICEF Health Education Project
with UNICEF, Ghana Red Cross Society is embarking on a campaign aimed at
reaching grass root communities with key messages through household canvassing.
These messages will focus mainly on family practices that have the greatest
impact in reducing under-five mortality and can best address water, sanitation
and hygiene behavior change. Read More >>>