News Release

Mothers Benefit from LDS Charities Donation 

Expectant mothers in the communities surrounding Takoradi, Ghana, have reason to be excited about a recent donation to the Kokompe and Whindo Health Centers. Health Centers. Delivery beds, autoclaves, blood pressure apparatus and other equipment were donated by LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


In a handover ceremony held on May 4, medical officials expressed appreciation for the new equipment that will be used in the labor and delivery rooms.

Joyce Asankomah, a physician assistant, shared, “At the end of the day, we wish to give the best possible care to the residents of Kokompe. May God bless you for your generous hearts.”

To make convenient health care available to those living in communities surrounding Takoradi, the Metro Assembly and members of Parliament have facilitated the construction of health centers. However, because of financial constraints, the facilities were not previously supplied with equipment for delivery and sterilization.

Speaking at the new Kokompe and Whindo Health Centers, Joyce Bagina, Director of Metro Health Services for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Health Directorate, said, “The people had to take a car to another center far away, but now they can just walk in.”

Representing groups of congregations of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Takoradi, Stake Presidents Justice Mensah and Peter Dzikpe thanked those involved with the health centers for allowing Latter-day Saints to participate in this worthwhile service project. Funds for humanitarian projects such as this come from donations from Church members all around the world. 

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