USAID Global Health Corporate Champions Complete Service in Ghana

Accra, March 17, GNA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health Corporate Champions Programme held its close out ceremony on Friday in Accra to celebrate the completion of a month of service in Ghana by 13 Global Health Corporate Champions from around the world.Through this programme, individual corporate champions are sponsored by their private-sector employers to participate in a one-month pro bono consulting opportunity.“Over the past month, the 13 Champions leveraged their business and operational expertise to build the capacities of four Ghanaian public health organizations: the Ghana Coalition of NGOs in the Water and Sanitation Sector, Hope for Future Generations, the Ghana Registered Midwives Association, and the Nneka Youth Foundation,” it added.He said: “The Global Health Corporate Champions program exemplifies the U.S. government’s approach to development.“Most importantly, our partnerships have enabled the people of Ghana to benefit from the combined resources, know-how, and reach of this broad coalition,” he said.For example, it partners with the Coca-Cola Company to improve water and sanitation access in Ghana, with Hershey’s to improve child nutrition, and with John Deere to increase access of Ghanaian farmers to improved technologies.

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