Ghana’s former President, Mr John Agyekum Kufuor, has pledged his support for Ghana Medical Relief (GMR), a non-profit organisation made up of medical practitioners and volunteers based in the US and Ghana, which provides free medical services to deprived communities in Ghana.
Mr Kufuor made this known on Monday when the GMR team paid a courtesy call on him at his residence in Accra.
He expressed satisfaction about the organisation’s mobilisation of healthcare professionals and volunteers from the USA and Ghana to provide free healthcare to people in different communities annually and pledged his support for the team.
The President of GMR, Dr Samuel Kwapong Owusu, a physician, expressed gratitude to the former President for hosting the team and looked forward to partnering with the John Agyekum Kufuor (JAK) Foundation to improve the health of the citizens, especially in deprived communities.
GMR successfully embarked on a free four-day medical outreach programme in Anomabo recently where it offered medical services to 3,000 patients.
Last year, the team was at Asiakwa in the Eastern Region and provided similar services to the locals.
The organisation works with hospitals, churches, and agencies in the United States for supplies and medical equipment that are donated to hospitals and clinics in Ghana.
To date, GMR has donated hospital beds, ultrasound machines, examination tables, cardiac defibrillators, operating room equipment, and numerous medical supplies/medications to several hospitals and clinics in Ghana.
The goal of the organisation is to provide free healthcare missions annually in Ghana.