The Italy Ambassador to Ghana, Daniela d’Orlandi, has paid a courtesy call on Ghana’s Minister of Health, Mr Kwaku Agyemang-Manu in Accra.
The purpose of the visit, according to Mrs. d’Orlandi, was to inform the minister of the selection of Ghana as a beneficiary of medical equipment donation from Fondazione Francesca Rava.
It is an Italian association, which takes care of children in vulnerable situations worldwide.
Mrs. d’Orlandi, interacting with the minister, underlined the cordial longstanding cooperation that has existed between the two countries and cited several Italian companies active in Ghana’s health sector.
She announced that the Italian company, Rizzani de Eccher and Partners will commence construction on the new maternity, gynaecology and IVF block at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital by the end of March 2022.
Mr Agyemang-Manu, welcoming the delegation, also reiterated the fruitful and cordial relationship between the two countries.
They discussed some health-related projects and initiatives carried out in Ghana with assistance from Italians. These include the Ghana Italian Women Association, a group that provides healthcare, medicines and send doctors and volunteers from Italy to different regions of Ghana.
The others include a new neonatal care unit inaugurated in Tamale and funded by Italian donors; and assistance provided by the Italian Embassy to several critically-ill Ghanaian patients to receive treatment in Italian hospitals.
The Italian envoy was accompanied by her Deputy, Mrs Alessandra Oliva and the Embassy’s Defence Attaché based in Abuja, Col. Michele Devastato.