The Minister for Health, Mr Kwaku Agyeman-Manu, has inaugurated a 13-member governing board for the National Blood Service (NBS), with a call on members to ensure access to safe and sufficient blood as well as blood components and its services.
The inauguration of the board was held on Tuesday in Accra.
Mr Agyeman-Manu said the mandate of the NBS was to ensure an effective and coordinated national approach to the provision of safe, adequate and efficacious blood and blood products, making it timely, accessible and affordable to all patients requiring blood transfusion therapy in both public and private health care institutions in the country.
“The ministry looks forward to working with the board and other stakeholders to come up with innovative and workable ideas and solutions that would make the service delivery on its mandate,” he said.
On her part, the Chief Director of the Ministry, Emma Ofori Agyemang, said the NBS was an important agency, which needs support from the board to help deliver on its mandate.
Mr Robert Vasco Sarpong, the chairperson of the board, thanked the minister for the honour done to the members of NBS and gave an assurance that the team would give their full support to discharge their services in various ways to help improve the health systems in Ghana.
Members of the board include; Dr Ignatius Abowini Nchor Awinibuno, Mad. Charity Yaa Damoah Owusu, Mr. Bright Amissah-Nyarko, Dr. Kwadwo Sarbeng, Dr. Lawrence Ofori-Boadu, Dr. Benjamin Tetteh Mensah, Mrs. Frances Naana Mullen Ansah, Major Yaw Oko-Bensa-Agyekum, Dr. Ebenezer Owusu-Asiamah, Dr. Amma Benneh-Akwasi Kuma and Dr. Shirley Ohenewa Owusu-Ofori.
Priscilla Nimako, ISD