The Stettler District Ambulance Association has donated medical equipment to Ghana hospitals through A Better World Canada.
Linda Borg, advanced care paramedic and manager of the Stettler District Ambulance Association, and her husband Jim delivered two stretchers, as well as several boxes and kits of emergency care equipment that the organization no longer uses.
The equipment will soon be shipped and distributed between the Dominase Hospital and Jacobu Hospital in the Amansie District of Ghana.
A Better World Canada is a Lacombe-based nonprofit organization.
Dr. Noble Donkor, who has spearheaded and managed ABW’s work in Ghana for the past 10 years, received the donation alongside ABW co-founder Eric Rajah and Burman University’s VP of financial administration Darrell Huether.
“The medical equipment and supplies will be ‘meat in due season’ for the twin hospitals in the district. It will tremendously help improve the health delivery to the community of men, women and children in the towns and villages being served by the hospitals,” said Donkor.
Donkor said one dozen containers of medical equipment and supplies have been shipped to more than 10 hospitals in Ghana over the past 10 years.
The Stettler District Ambulance Association has previously donated medical equipment to ABW – in 2016, the association donated uniforms, EMS jackets, headblocks and more to various hospitals in Ghana.