Needless deaths of mothers at KATH must end – First Lady

Needless deaths of mothers at KATH must end – First Lady

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Monday, 15 May 2017
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The First Lady Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo is rallying all well-meaning Ghanaians to join her campaign to end “needless deaths of mothers” in labour, especially at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi.

As the world celebrates mothers today on Mothers’ Day, Mrs. Akufo-Addo said no woman must die during childbirth, urging all to contribute to the ‘Save a Child save a Mother’ campaign.

“As we celebrate mothers’ day, I wish to remind all Ghanaians of the needless deaths of mothers and children at the Komfo Anokye Hospital. No woman should die giving life to another and no mother should lose a child she has carried for nine months,” the first lady said in a statement to mark the day.

She added: “As we honour mothers, let us all resolve to contribute to the save a child save a mother project by contributing in cash or in kind to the special fund to build a new unit for the Komfo Anokye maternity block.”

Below is her full statement:

MOTHERS’ DAY MESSAGE FROM THE FIRST LADY OF THE REPUBLIC MRS. REBECCA NAA OKAIKOR AKUFO-ADDO

Today is mother’s day and I salute all mothers and mother figures. Motherhood is a tough job. Mothers never rest. A mother would move heaven and earth for her child. Mothers shape our lives, nurture our talents and inspire us to achieve greater heights. Every mother deserves to have this special day.

As a mother, I am mindful of the struggles mothers go through, as we work tirelessly to instill discipline, protect and create opportunities for a better life for our children.

I wish to use this opportunity to urge all mothers to keep up the good work even in the face of challenges, knowing that in due course we would all enjoy the fruit of our labour.

I also urge everyone to appreciate all the mothers in our lives. Because they are simply phenomenal.

Whether this woman is your mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, foster or adoptive mother, please remember to say thank you today. These women deserve your appreciation.

As we celebrate mothers’ day, I wish to remind all Ghanaians of the needless deaths of mothers and children at the Komfo Anokye Hospital. No woman should die giving life to another and no mother should lose a child she has carried for nine months. As we honour mothers, let us all resolve to contribute to the save a child save a mother project by contributing in cash or in kind to the special fund to build a new unit for the Komfo Anokye maternity block.

Please pay your cheque or cash into the Save a Child Save a Mother account, at Access bank. Happy Mother’s Day to all our phenomenal women.

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