Zonta Club of Accra Metropolitan Contributes to the Fight Against the Spread of COVID-19
On the 18th of June 2020, Zonta Club of Accra Metropolitan made a donation of an extractor fan to the infectious disease unit of LEKMA Hospital in the Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal area.
Zonta club of Accra Metropolitan (ZAM) deemed it necessary to support efforts at preventing and controlling the spread of Covid- 19. This extractor will take out infectious air and ensure that the air in the unit does not re-infect patients or the medical team that will attend to them.
Zonta International responded to discrimination in a statement dated 10th June 2020, -“As an advocate for women’s rights that are, in fact, human rights, Zonta is committed to treating everyone with equal respect and cannot tolerate discrimination.” With regards to the above statement, The President of ZAM, Zontian Sandy Kojo-Andah took the opportunity at the handover ceremony, to express an opinion on the rise of stigmatization towards people infected with COVID-19 and those who have recovered from it.
We are of the opinion that whilst we urge Ghanaians to adhere to the precautionary measures against contracting the virus, there is also the need for us to speak up and reject any form of stigmatization. We all have an important role to play to put an end to stigmatization which is a form of discrimination.