Prudential Life Insurance Ghana, a leading insurer in the country, in collaboration with Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc in Africa and Asia, has announced their partnership with 3 institutions; United Nations Population Fund Ghana (UNFPA), National Cardiothoracic Centre and the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre (GIDC) to fund projects that are set to impact hundreds of Ghanaian lives. A ceremony to hand over the funds and sign the corresponding governing agreements was held at the Prudential Life Insurance Head Office, 335 Place, in Accra.
Marc Fancy, Executive Director of Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential Plc, said: “The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on people’s health, livelihoods and economies, highlight the important role that we can play in providing safety nets for citizens, businesses and governments. Through the new Group-wide Prudence Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund, we are pleased to collaborate with our business units across Asia and Africa to contribute through a wide range of initiatives”.
Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee, Regional CEO for Prudential West Africa said: “Prudential is passionate about providing relief in these trying times. We believe in helping people get the most out of life and our position remains resolute, particularly in these unusual times. Now, we are happy to be associated with these institutions to provide some much-needed relief for many more Ghanaians through these projects.
UNFPA, the lead UN Agency that targets vulnerable adolescent populations, will use their expertise to fill the gaps that exist in addressing the needs of Kayayei. Prudential’s fund will provide 100 Kayayei in the Tema station area with access to basic healthcare services, personal development and reproductive health education, provision of food supplies and care kits.
The project provides funding to the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre to cater for 6 months’ worth of medical consumables in the provision of critical care to persons in Ghana who have been diagnosed with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Cardiothoracic Centre, a tertiary Healthcare services Institution offering medical and surgical cardiovascular care to cardiothoracic patients suffering from heart and chest conditions, will cover the operating costs for 10 pediatric patients, who are unable to pay for their surgeries due to the financial constraints brought about by the pandemic.
The representatives of the various institutions hailed Prudential Life Ghana for its unflinching support to Ghanaians who have been affected by the pandemic and recognised this donation as a demonstration of that support.
The Prudential COVID relief fund has been provided by Prudential Life Insurance Ghana with the support of the Prudence Foundation, the community investment arm of Prudential plc in Asia and Africa, and Chairman’s Challenge, Prudential’s flagship international volunteering, that brings together people from across the Group to help their communities.