13th June 2024

The Sante Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation, recently launched its new B.L.O.O.M. (Bettering Lives of Our Mothers) Project, aimed at raising funds and awareness for maternal health needs, specifically supporting mothers at the Akyem-Oda Government Hospital in the Eastern Region.

The launch event was a successful fundraiser featuring yoga and brunch, held at the Cuppa Cappuccino Restaurant in Accra’s Airport Residential Area. Over 30 women, including patrons, partners, volunteers, and donors, participated in this inaugural event, which coincided with Mental Health Awareness Month in May.

The event began with a rejuvenating yoga session led by Dzifa Ababio, a yogi from the Shala Yoga Centre. This was followed by an interactive talk on PTSD in women and postpartum depression, conducted by Dr. Nita Asamoa-Manu Gyimah, a mother and Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital. The session highlighted the importance of mental well-being alongside physical health, particularly for mothers.

After the engaging discussions, participants enjoyed a delicious brunch, creating an opportunity for connection and networking among attendees. This event marked a promising start for the BLOOM Project, paving the way for future initiatives to support the health needs of Ghanaian women in underserved communities.

The Sante Initiative, founded in 2023 by Dr. Nana Efa Attafua, a US-trained pharmacist and public health advocate, is dedicated to improving health and wellness outcomes for women and girls in Ghana. Dr. Attafua’s passion for empowering women and girls is central to the Sante Initiative’s mission. The BLOOM Project is an extension of this mission, focusing specifically on addressing maternal health needs in Ghana.

The project aims to partner with healthcare institutions and organizations to provide essential resources and support to mothers, ensuring better health outcomes for women in the region.

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