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Health News Fri, 12 Sep 2008

Foundation Donates to Children's Hospital

Accra, Sept. 12, GNA - MTN Ghana Foundation has donated 90,000 dollars to the Princess Marie Louise Children's Hospital to facilitate the construction of a theatre and an intensive care unit. A statement issued in Accra on Friday said Professor Franklyn Manu, Chairman of the Foundation, speaking at a fundraising musical concert in Accra, said the donation was part of the telecommunications giant's corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities especially in the health sector.

He said MTN Ghana Foundation's vision was to partner with communities to create opportunities for people to experience socio-economic advancement as well as support national development efforts.

"I am happy to see the fulfilment of the promise by MTN Ghana Foundation to partner the hospital through this fundraising concert to provide a better quality health care for the children who patronise the services of the hospital," he added.

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Professor Manu stressed that the personal involvement of the Chief Executive Officer of MTN, Mr Goshen Brett who provided funds for some of the wards in the hospital was an indication of the Foundation's commitment to the hospital.

The Rev. Father Andrew Campbell, Chairman of the Princess Marie Hospital, who received the donation on behalf of the hospital, lauded the Foundation for their immeasurable support and called on the Ministry of Health make efforts to raise the standard of the only Children's Hospital in the country.

Source: GNA