As part of efforts to build a healthy society AMEND Foundation Ghana (Amoa Mensah Education, Nurturing and Development) is organising its 3rd Kofi Gy
As part of efforts to build a healthy society AMEND Foundation Ghana (Amoa Mensah Education, Nurturing and Development) is organising its 3rd Kofi Gyamfi Amoa-Mensah Memorial Health Clinic for residents in Asunafo South District.
The 1st Memorial which was held in 2016 screened 600 people. In 2017, the 2nd Memorial screened 2000+ people.
The theme for the previous year was: *A District Without A Government Medical Doctor, The Asunafo South District*.
This led to the decision makers to rectify this anomaly by posting one medical Dr to Asunafo South.
Our theme this year is ” *ONE MEDICAL DOCTOR FOR 100,000 INHABITANTS, The Asunafo South Story.*
The project intends to reach more people from Kukuom, Nakete, Kyenkyensibourso, Weijakrom, Anwiaso, New Sawreso and Sakyikrom.
Dr. Kwame Ayisi Boateng of KNUST Hospital (Family medicine), Jacqueline Barnes (Graphic Clinic, Accra), Dr. Andrea Appau (Radiologist, Korle Bu), Dr. Afia Kodie also a Radiologist at Ridge Hospital, Accra will provide free medical consultation and counselling.
Free medication in stock will be provided to patients.
Some Of the test will include malaria, blood glucose test, blood pressure test, etc
The event commences on 27th to 29th April 2018.
The rest of the screening will include free medical consultation, counselling, weight and height check.
The Executive Partner of of Amend Foundation Ghana, who also doubles as the elected Assembly member of Kukuom Abr)mamu, said the foundation as part of its responsibilities is to help improve health care and healthy living amongst Ghanaians in order to serve Ghana well.
“We want to help society in any way we can to ensure a healthy society. Our foundation will continue to offer such services to improve the quality of life of people in Asunafo South” Kobby said.
It is important to know that, Asunafo South is a very neglected constituency. Current national ratio for Dr to 100,000 people is 15 Drs to 100, 000 people.
The above statistics show that there is a shortfall of 14 medical doctors in Asunafo South.
The abject neglect of health issues in Asunafo South is a very major challenge which needs immediate attention.
The seeming inaction and/or inability of the leadership in Asunafo South to solve this problem must be addressed to save lives.
The Foundation also appealed to Corporate organisations to also start to think of helping Rural Communities in the area of Health.
Finally an appeal is being made to organisations to come to compliment the hard work carried out over the years and the youth in the local communities are being encouraged to help such programs by volunteering.
Credit: AMEND Foundation 0542754453