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Freemasons donate machines worthy of ₵280,000 to Noguchi for Covid-19 combat


The District Grand lodge of Ghana has offered health-related products comprising two specialized extremely-minimal freezers and 1,000 PCR exam kits to the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Healthcare Investigate. 

The products valued at about ₵280,000 was offered by representatives of the District Grand Lodge of Ghana led by the District Grand Master, Isaac Owulaku Hood. 

In a small deal with, Ideal Worshipful Isaac Owulaku Hood defined the District Grand lodge is aspect of a globally system of Freemasons who function under the United Grand Lodge of England, the Premier Grand lodge.

The Ghana district was inaugurated 89 yrs back and is manufactured up of associates from a cross segment of the Ghanaian Modern society. The District, he defined features of the oldest lodge in the Country, Gold Coastline Lodge, fashioned in 1863. 

The District Grand Learn then mentioned “seeing the menace that Covid-19 posed to our dear country Ghana, Freemasons of the Ghana District established up a charity fund, due to the fact one of the principal tenets of Freemasonry is Charity, especially aimed at supporting the Institute which is at the forefront of the struggle in opposition to Covid-19.”

Director of the Institute, Prof Abraham Kwabena Annan expressed their gratitude to the District Grand lodge of Ghana describing the PCR test kits will go a very long way to increase tests for Covid-19 and critically wanted Extremely-Reduced Freezers will be applied to keep organic samples.

He further more mentioned that the gear would also help in storage of specimen which could be made use of for existing and future research and aid in the improvement of vaccines.

He also said that given the generosity of the Freemasons, the NMIMR would be delighted to share the donation with their sister research organizations, the Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Exploration (KCCR) as arrangements are on hand to provide a person ultra-lower freezer to KCCR.   

In his closing remarks, the District Grand Learn, Mr.Hood wished the institute very well and expressed the hope that there would be one more chance for the District Grand Lodge to be of assistance.

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