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Prof. Anthony Kovac of KANSAS MEDICAL CENTER donates to National Ambulance Service .



Prof. Anthony Kovac of the University of KANSAS medical center in USA has donated 150 Help Baby Breathe (HBB) Mannequins to the National Ambulance Service to help enhance the training of EMT’s nationwide. This is strategically to ensure that all the 16 NAS regional and district levels, schools and headquarters are well equipped to address the critical challenge of newborn resuscitation.The success of the initiative is underscored by the completion of initial Helping Baby Breath( HBB) training for a select group of EMTs who will now assume roles as HBB trainers and facilitators.

Speaking in a presentation ceremony on Monday, 20th November , 2023 at the NAS headquarters conference room, Prof Anthony L. Kovac from KANSAS shared his commitment to empower Ghanaian emergency medical technicians through the Helping Babies Breathe( HBB) program, an initiative designed by the American Academy of Pediatrics to combact birth asphyxia, a leading cause of neonatal deaths.

A member of National Ambulance Service Institutional Review Board ( IRB) Prof Elvis Tiburu applauded KANSAS medical center for this kind gesture to promote Emergency care delivery in the country. “We thank Prof Anthony L. Kovac and his team for this donation , this kind of gesture cannot be overlooked, this is something that Ghana and National Ambulance Service should be proud of “ he stated

The Chief Executive Officer for National Ambulance Service, Prof Ahmed Nuhu Zakariah added that they will make sure the mannequins are put to good use to ensure that babies are in safe hands. “ With this generosity, I can promise that we are going to put the mannequins into good use and that Ghanaian babies are going to be in good hands”

Story by Public Relations Unit