Normal Chartered Marks World Sight Day 2020 With Funding To Korle-Bu Ophthalmic Nursing Faculty

09th October 2020, Accra: Normal Chartered Financial institution’s Seeing is Believing Programme has immediately introduced its closing funding of USD 60,000 to the Korle-Bu Ophthalmic Nursing Faculty because it marks 13 years of nice socio-economic affect in Ghana.

The funding was made on World Sight Day 2020, whose theme of “Hope in Sight” encapsulates the imaginative and prescient of the Seeing is Believing programme that has since 2007 been serving to Ghanaians deal with avoidable blindness and visible impairment.

Working with Operation Eyesight Common, the funds will go in the direction of the set up of world-class gear and coaching of tutors on the Korle-Bu Ophthalmic Nursing Faculty to allow them to proceed delivering the very best eye care to sufferers.

Talking at a ceremony handy over the gear, Asiedua Addae, Head, Company Affairs, Model and Advertising and marketing, Normal Chartered Financial institution Ghana Restricted mentioned, “Normal Chartered has invested greater than GHS 15million since 2007 in eye well being tasks that vary from offering complete eye-care on the neighborhood, district and nationwide ranges to constructing modern eye well being supply options in Ghana”.

The Seeing is Believing (SiB) programme involves an in depth after 13 years and over 5 million Ghanaians having been touched by its actions.

Over the 13 years, working with associate NGOs, key signature tasks have been undertaken together with development of 6 absolutely outfitted eye items full with surgical procedure services and the renovation of two current eye items and a theatre. SiB additionally undertook 30,884 pediatric eye screenings on the main degree, 32,508 screening at chosen secondary faculties and 10,873 pediatric screenings at 5 district hospitals.

Talking through the inspection of the gear, Emmanuel Kumah, Nation Supervisor, Operation Eyesight Common mentioned, “The funding Operation Eyesight Common has acquired from Normal Chartered Financial institution’s Seeing is Believing Programme has actually enhanced the work Operation Eyesight Common has executed with the Ghana Well being Service in strengthening eye well being system in Ghana. Certainly Normal Chartered is ‘Right here for Good’”.

“We’re grateful for an impactful decade of partnership with Normal Chartered who not solely raised numerous consciousness on the problem of avoidable blindness in Ghana however went additional to dedicate assets to deal with it” he added

Talking after receiving the gear, Stella Antwi-Boasiako- Principal, Ophthalmic Nursing Faculty, Korle Bu expressed her gratitude to Normal Chartered for supporting the varsity. She mentioned. The becoming of the abilities lab is well timed and coaching of the tutors will contribute a fantastic deal to producing world class Ophthalmic nurses”,

“By funding tasks carried out by worldwide eye well being organisations, SiB has offered entry to reasonably priced and high quality eye-care to Ghanaians. Eye-care is a important element of well being care. Working with the Ghana Well being Service and constructing eye-care capability now we have strengthened well being programs and infrastructure in Ghana”, Asiedua Addae added.

World Sight Day is held on the second Thursday of October yearly with the purpose of focusing world consideration on imaginative and prescient impairment and blindness.

Normal Chartered Financial institution Ghana Restricted

Normal Chartered Financial institution Ghana Restricted is Ghana’s premier financial institution established in 1896. We’re a part of a number one worldwide banking group, with a presence in 59 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving purchasers in an additional 85. Our objective is to drive commerce and prosperity by our distinctive range.

Our heritage and values are expressed in our model promise, Right here for good.

The Financial institution is listed on the Ghana Inventory Change and has been one of many main shares over a sustained interval.

Normal Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Inventory Exchanges.

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