GUBA Foundation, a subsidiary of GUBA Enterprise in its bid to reduce infant mortality rate
in Ghana, has donated a new incubator to the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit of the Ga West
Municipal Hospital located in Amasaman, Accra. The donation which took place on Friday
the 31 st of August 2018, follows the success of one of the GUBA Foundation’s campaigns to
end Infant Mortality in Ghana.
The Donation ceremony was attended by Founder and Chief Executive Officer of GUBA
Enterprise, Dentaa Amoateng MBE, accompanied by the Deputy High Commissioner to
Ghana, His Excellency Tom Hartley and the GUBA Team.
Handing over the incubator to officials at the Ga West Municipal hospital, Dentaa pointed
out that the gesture was to ensure that this health facility is best placed to deal with the
challenges of infant mortality which is one of the campaigns the GUBA foundation is very
According to her, the donation is to improve the health of new-born babies and help save
the lives of those that are born premature.
“The thought of a child being lost due to the lack of equipment such as an incubator, is
something that has to be avoided. If there is a particular equipment that can save lives then
it is imperative that something is done about acquiring such equipment for our health
facilities. This is why we set up the GUBA Foundation infant mortality campaign
to help reduce infant mortality. We also know that in Ghana every 15 minutes a child
dies due to the lack of an incubator. Therefore, we are here today to deliver this incubator to
save many lives. We hope that it will be put to good use” Mrs. Amoateng added
Before the donation, the Deputy British High Commissioner and the GUBA Foundation team
were given a brief tour of the hospital’s Labour ward, Maternity ward and Theatre led by
Medical Superintendent, Dr. Eric Sarpong-Ntiamoah.
Dr. Sarpong-Ntiamoah expressed a tremendous amount of gratitude to Dentaa and the
GUBA Foundation after receiving the incubator on behalf of the Unit. He stated the gesture
comes at an impeccable time because currently, the hospital has no incubator at the Neo-
Natal Intensive Care Unit even though, it is the only government hospital in the entire Ga
West Municipality, which makes it a major referral centre for the district. He added that the
lack of incubators at the hospital is a challenge to quality health care delivery. He therefore
called on the GUBA Foundation to donate more equipment of this nature to help improve
the hospital health care delivery.
In his remarks during the donation ceremony, H.E Tom Hartley described the occasion as
“his favourite morning so far”. He expressed his delight and stressed the role GUBA plays,
“This donation is a great story. GUBA celebrates the work of Ghanaians in the UK who have
succeeded in life whether in Arts, Politics or Business through an awards ceremony which
promotes the great work they are doing. GUBA Foundation also gives back through
philanthropy to put life back where they have received life and that it is a fantastic story to
celebrate. Well done to Dentaa and the GUBA Team. This is also a celebration of the
medical staff who have done fantastic work day in day out. I am very proud to be amongst
you and I want to thank you for the work you do here. This incubator is going to change the
ratio; an increase in the celebration and joy and a decrease in the tragedy of losing a child
each and every day.”
Also present at the donation ceremony were: Dr. Doris Ahrin, Municipal Director of Health
Service, Diana Ofori-Larbi, Head of Nursing, Presiding Member of Ga West Municipal
Assembly and Assembly Member of Amasaman, Hon. Love Alister and Assembly Member
for Sarpeiman Electoral Area, Hon. Washington Patrick.
About GUBA Foundation
The GUBA Foundation is an initiative set up to tackle health issues within the African
community. This campaign was centred on the acquisition of incubators in a bid to reduce
Infant Mortality rate in Ghana. The current campaign is on raising awareness and reducing
the stigma surrounding autism in the African community in the UK.
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