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INTERPRACTICE-21st Project, Accra, Ghana
Senior representatives of the INTERPRACTICE-21st Project (IP21), Prof. José Villar (University of Oxford & IP21 Lead), Prof. Ana Langer (Harvard University & IP21 High-level Engagement Lead) and Josephine Agyeman-Duah (University of Oxford, IP21 Senior Coordinator & Country Lead for Ghana) visited Ghana as part of their global efforts to promote care for children born preterm in the country.
The meeting with the First Lady was an opportunity to learn from the First Lady herself about her many initiatives in the maternal and child health space and to share information about the work of IP21 in Ghana and globally within the context of universal health coverage.
As the Mother of the Nation, the health of mothers and children has been a top priority for Mrs. Akufo Addo.
Through her Rebecca Akufo-Addo Foundation, the First Lady has contributed towards and led a number of important projects: for example, building a Mother-Baby Unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, one of the nation’s tertiary hospitals; refurbishing maternity wards, and carrying out many other infrastructural improvements to complement health service delivery for mothers and children in Ghana.