On August 20th, the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs Rebecca Akufo -Addo, called for improved support systems that will create conducive environments for women to breastfeed their babies in their workplaces, markets, homes, communities and at social gatherings. She said when this is done, it would help in enforcing laws on marketing of breast milk substitutes to end persistent violations of the law and protect exclusive breastfeeding. She has also called for the extension period of maternity leave to a minimum of 14 weeks as stipulated by International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Maternity Protection Convention, 2000.
To support the First Lady of Ghana we donated 1000 packs of maternity pads. With our donation, Her excellency the First Lady, was able to give the supplies to the Maternity Unit of the Kwesiminstim hospital in Takoradi. She extended her appreciation and thanks. Find the appreciation letter and photos below: