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ProfferaidThe demand for blood to save lives is ever increasing especially among the population of children and pregnant woman. Am sure you might have been required to donate blood when your sister or wife was pregnant and approaching delivery or your loved one was sick or scheduled for surgery.

The whole point with that requirement is to ensure there is blood available to transfuse the woman, the baby, your loved one or any other person when they loss appreciable amount of blood to save their lives. Despite this requirement, there is still a national blood deficit. How can we contribute to surmounting this deficit? Do we all need to play a role in this? The truth is that we all need to part of the solution. And the solution is donating blood to support the national blood bank. We may not be the direct beneficiary, our loved ones may or someone we don’t even know may benefit from our donation. That is a sense of commitment to the lives of other people.

As part of efforts to contribute to solving the blood deficit and to show our sense of commitment to the lives of other people, Proffer Aid International Foundation, is leading the various youth groups in the Ayawaso District and its environs in a blood project scheduled for February 14 of this year. The blood project which is dubbed Blood for Yaro (Blood for the Child) is jointly organized by the Greater Accra Regional Hospital to support selected Children and Maternity Wards. According to the Organizers, the project was informed by a research which shows that 50 percent of maternal mortalities recorded in Accra are as result of blood deficit. The blood donation project is scheduled to take place at the Forecourt of the Nima Maamobi Community Library off the Kanda Highway.

In an interview with a representative of the PAIF Team, Benia J. Pius noted that “despite the problems accounting for the blood deficit in the country, the youths in the Ayawaso district are converging at the forecourt of Nima Maamobi Community Library to support Blood for Yaro Project through voluntary donation of blood to save a life and alleviate the blood deficit in the country which in most cases goes against children and pregnant women in labor”. He also noted that, “the youth groups have adopted the project because some of them or their loved ones have been in the position of needing blood and due to the unavailable had to travel long distance just to get blood for transfusion. And they identify with equal measure the discomfort of others and the pain people experience when they loss their loved one as a result of unavailability of blood”. According to Pius, the collective message from the youth groups is that “we are not health personnel but we believe we can also save life through voluntary donation of blood. We are more concern about the impact the units of blood would make in the lives of others”. Head of blood service of Greater Accra Regional Hospital, Mr. Roger Kudjo noted that “we all can be part of the blood deficit solution through voluntary donation”.

We need a collective effort in dealing with the blood deficit. Corporate bodies have a role of supporting with donor packages. The media has a role of creating the awareness of the need for voluntary donation. Religious institutions and individuals have a role of coming together for voluntary donation. Considering the fact that blood cannot be manufactured but donated to save lives, let us all come on board to support and donate blood. Blood saves Life! Your Blood can save a life! Donate blood for the pregnant woman! Donate blood for the Child!

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Call for entries: Lifebuoy Opens Applications for handwashing ‘Chief Education Officers’

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Unilever’s Lifebuoy, the world’s number one hygiene soap brand, has launched a creative competition that will see two (2) Chief Education Officers aged between 6-12years appointed to raise awareness on the importance of handwashing among school children.

Leveraging the power of peer-to-peer learning, the ‘CEOs’ will be selected from public and private schools in Ghana to help create impact by teaching other children about handwashing and personal hygiene in a series of fun and exciting activities.

The campaign dubbed ‘Lifebuoy H for handwashing CEOs’ is part of Lifebuoy’s activities to mark Global Handwashing Day which occurs every year on the 15th of October.

 Global handwashing day is an international handwashing campaign dedicated to motivating and mobilizing people worldwide to improve their handwashing habits as a strategy for disease prevention.

In 2020, Lifebuoy launched the H for Handwashing campaign to transform the letter H into a symbol for handwashing and to integrate hygiene awareness into the school curriculum. In 2021, Lifebuoy launched its first ever children’s book- an “H for Handwashing” alphabet book – in which children can explore the Alphabet with Azzy the horse. The book is intended to support school curricula all over the world, whenever and wherever children are taught the ABCs.

This year, Lifebuoy is going a step further by passing on the baton to the next generation who will teach their peers about handwashing, as studies have shown that children are more likely to change their behaviour when influenced by their peers.

Lifebuoy is encouraging Children from public and private schools in Ghana between the ages of 6-12years to take up this unique and exciting challenge.

Parents, Guardians and Teachers are also urged to encourage their children and pupils to participate in the competition by following these guidelines:

  • Share a 30- 45 seconds video of your child reciting their campaign manifesto by explaining what hygiene means to them and how they will promote better hygiene in their schools.
  • All entries must include the #GHD2022 #LifebuoyCEOgh #LifebuoyGHD22 #HforHandwashing hashtag and be submitted on Facebook and Instagram only via the brand’s pages @LifebuoyGhana.
  • Entries are open until the 10th of October, 2022.

The two selected CEOs will get the chance to become part of Lifebuoy’s award-winning ‘H for Handwashing’ movement and receive a certificate from the Unilever Ghana Leadership Team for their participation and commitment to the cause.  As part of celebrations to mark Global Handwashing Day, they will also visit the Unilever headquarters and factories to teach employees the importance of handwashing

The ‘CEOs’ will commit a minimum of ten hours a year to help spread the message of handwashing with soap to other children, at home and in schools. To enable them perform their roles, they will be trained in the use of Lifebuoy’s decade-old and well-proven  behaviour change material which will equip them to take the message forward.

For more information, follow Lifebuoy on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @LifebuoyGhana

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With only three days to the  September 30, 2022 deadline for SIM registration, MTN is urging its customers to have their SIM cards fully registered to avoid being disconnected.

All customers with voice and data SIM in phones and devices are mandated to register with the Ghana card before the deadline. All SIM cards that are not fully registered at the end of 30th September 2022 will be disconnected from using all services on the network.

Customers who are yet to register should start the process by dialing *404# or use the registration web portal https://simregistrationportal.mtn.com.gh to link their SIM to the Ghana card. Customers who have linked their SIM cards to the Ghana card can complete their registration by either visiting the nearest service centre/agent for the biometric capture or download the SIM Registration Self Service app on google play to complete the registration.

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Commenting on the SIM registration deadline, the General Manager Regional Sales and Distribution, South, MTN Ghana,Abubakar Mohammed said, “we are encouraging our customers to register immediately to avoid long queues at registration centers and subsequent blocking of SIM cards after the deadline.”

“Customers who are not sure of their status can check their registration status by dialing *400#. “B-Cap Yes” means a customer is fully registered”.

To ensure all customers are fully registered before the 30th of September 2022 deadline, all MTN field staff have been deployed to different locations to check registration status and register customers who have not yet registered their SIM cards.

The Ministry of Communications and Digitalization announced the mandatory re-registration of all SIM cards in Ghana last year. The registration exercise which started in October 2021 is scheduled to end on September 30, 2022.

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