GHANA: Caritas Receives Grant for Emergency Response Interventions on Covid-19


ACCRA, AUGUST 7, 2020 (CISA)-Caritas Ghana has received 99,785.56 Euros from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and Caritas Internationalis Covid-19 Response Fund (CRF) towards Emergency Response Interventions on the pandemic in Ghana.

While announcing receipt of the grant during virtual ceremony on July 30 Mr. Samuel ZanAkologo, Executive Secretary of Caritas Ghana said the overall objective of the project is to guarantee access to basic livelihood security services for the poor and vulnerable.

“…provide technical/logistics support to Catholic Health facilities in the remote Regions of the four Archdioceses and coordinated dissemination of authentic Covid-19 information using the World Health Organisation and Ghana Health Service approved guidelines to influence Social and Behavioral Change in Ghana,” Akologo said in a presentation during the ceremony.

The project contract implementation period from July 6 to October 5, 2020 will focus on the Archdioceses of Accra, Cape Coast, Tamale and Kumasi.

The project is expected to assist about 10,000 indirect beneficiaries who will access support from the health facilities and the community prevention and mitigation of Covid-19.

Dr. Aloysius John, Secretary-General of Caritas Internationalis and Msgr. Pierre Cibamo, Vatican Ecclesiastical Liaison to Caritas Internationalis, who participated in the ceremony stressed on the management to ensure accountability and safeguarding of the vulnerable in the implementation of the project.

The Caritas Internationalis Covid-19 Response Fund (CRF) made a call for proposals in March 2020.