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Pecan Energies supports BUVA Foundation to Combat Buruli Ulcer in Ghana

Pecan Energies Ghana Limited has provided urgently needed support to the Buruli Ulcer Victims Aid (BUVA) Foundation to combat the disease in Ghana.

The foundation received essential resources, including a mechanized borehole, test kits, and antibiotics to aid its work in the Afigya Kwabre North district of the Ashanti region.

The intervention will help BUVA provide much-needed care for victims of Buruli Ulcer, a debilitating skin infection that has affected many lives across the country.

More than 1,500 residents of Duaponko and Kwaman, two of the communities most impacted by Buruli Ulcer, will now have access to potable water. “This project is very critical to Pecan Energies. It delivers on our commitment to give back to communities. Health is an important pillar in our corporate social responsibility strategy. We are delighted that we can support the great work BUVA is doing in such remote, underserved communities,” said Edward Aryee, CSR Manager at Pecan Energies Ghana Limited.

BUVA, a national non-governmental charity organization, has been at the forefront of the fight against Buruli Ulcer in Ghana. “We believe in disease prevention and treatment. Once you improve access to potable water, you also limit exposure to diseases like Buruli Ulcer. I am confident this intervention by Pecan Energies will help these communities reduce waterborne diseases,” said Emmanuel Agumah, President of the BUVA Foundation.

Ghana remains one of the most endemic countries for Buruli Ulcer in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) describes Buruli Ulcer as “a chronic debilitating disease caused by the environmental bacterium Mycobacterium ulcerans. It often affects the skin and sometimes bone and can lead to permanent disfigurement and long-term disability.”