Juditha Foundation has organised a free health screening for the people of Mafi Agortorkpor in the Central Tongu District of the Volta Region of Ghana.
The exercise, which is their second in the district, provided an opportunity for over 300 beneficiaries to be screened for various illnesses including diabetes, typhoid, anaemia, hepatitis B, malaria, hypertension and HIV.
Sixty out of 92 children and ninety out of 209 adults tested positive for malaria. All other minor illness were managed.
Cases that were beyond the health team were counselled and referred to the district hospital for further investigation and management.
Home consultation continued the following day to follow up on some cases.
Ms. Judith Agbenu, Executive Director of the Foundation, said, “Good health is a complete state of mind,” advising that, “everyone should take good care of themselves as well as keep their surroundings clean.”
She also expressed concern about the unavailability of a health facility in the community and therefore called on the government, District Health Directorate, organisations, private entities and individuals to help build one.
Opinion leaders of the community expressed gratitude to the Foundation for the gesture and urged them to repeat the gesture often.
Technology solutions, network engineering and management consulting firm SUKU Technologies Limited, and local pharmaceutical companies M&G Pharmaceuticals and Tobinco Pharmaceuticals provided sponsorship as part of their corporate social responsibility.