The new Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) for the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has been commissioned by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
Through the collaborative efforts of the First Lady and the Multimedia Group, the new MBU is set for now.
Joy News had aired a documentary highlighting the very poor conditions at the old MBU which led to the indiscriminate deaths of babies and their mothers.
After watching the documentary, dubbed “next to die” by Seth Kwame Boateng, Mrs. Akufo-Addo got touched and launched the ‘Save a child, save a mother’ through which two public fundraising events were held, one in Accra and one in Kumasi.
Months after the fundraising, which yielded millions of Ghana cedis, the new MBU is ready to serve the public.
Before the discovery of the documentary, there was a high rate of mortality at the mothers and babies unit at KATH.