In Ghana, many children still die of malaria – even though there are highly effective anti-malaria drugs. Many families simply lack the money for effective treatment. Dr. Samuel Okae wants to change this. The specialist for trauma surgery and orthopedics in Dortmund has been planning and building a solidarity hospital in his native country for years. The Multimedia Solutions (MMS) BU is supporting this remarkable aid project with copper data cables. Colleagues from Schwerin provided NYM installation cables for laying in buildings.
First the comparison with German hospitals made Samuel Okae realize the miserable condition in Ghanaian hospitals during his studies at the Charité in Berlin. With the aim of helping the poorest in his home country, especially the children, he initiated the construction of a hospital, a solidarity hospital. The motto: No child younger than five years old should be turned away in this hospital because there is no money for medical treatment.
“Children at this age are particularly susceptible to infectious diseases because their immune system is not yet fully developed. They need medical care,” explains Okae. “Payable patients often fly abroad because they have no confidence in the hospitals in Ghana. This is to change. With a modern hospital according to western standards we can treat everyone, with or without money, according to the principle ‘the strong help the weak’. After completion of the hospital, which is located near Ghana’s capital Accra, the doctor wants to be able to treat about 100 to 200 children per day, 130 beds are planned. In addition approximately 100 jobs are to develop.
With the donation of several drums of data cables (types UC900 SS27 C7 S/FTP 4P LSHF GY 1000DW and UC500 AS 23 C6A F/FTP 4P LSHF 500DW) the MMS is pleased to be able to make a contribution to this aid project. So that the hospital can go as fast as possible into enterprise and save child lives.
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