UNOPS delivers Microscopes to Ministry of Health
UNOPS has delivered 762 units of the microscopes and accessories to the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
To assure swift delivery of these essential supplies to the GHS, UNOPS leveraged the full suite of its procurement instruments, including its global purchasing platform, UNWebBuy, and Emergency Procurement Procedures.
Funded by the Global Fund at a cost of $1,656,450, the items will support the achievement of the overall goal of the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) in Ghana "to reduce the malaria morbidity and mortality burden by 75% (baseline 2012) by the year 2020". These microscopes are delivered to a number of health centres, regional/district hospitals, clinics, laboratories across Ghana to help with accurate diagnosis of malaria for an appropriate treatment.
The donation consists of 762 microscopes and complementary accessories including 180 backup batteries most critical in geographical areas where power outages are rampant, and 30 carrier cases identified as essential for outreach programs.