Hundreds of people from the Akyem Tafo and its surrounding communities in the Eastern Region are targeted to benefit from the free medical outreach programme to be organised by the Mamfe Foundation, a non-governmental organisation (NGO).
The medical experts including doctors, nurses, laboratory scientists, CNA, therapists, medical assistance and other health workers, will be drawn from the USA and Ghana by the Mamfe Foundation to treat all forms of illness including breast cancer, oral health, blood pressure, malaria, diabetes, eye problems, among others.
The Mamfe Foundation’s programme dubbed: “Ghana Medical Mission,” is scheduled to take off from January 17 to 28, 2019 at exactly 9:00 am.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Today, the facilitator of the programme, Mr. Christ Kwadwo Hlorlewu, stated that the programme was part of the foundation’s medical outreach programme which is aimed at giving back to society.
He pointed out that the Head of the Foundation, Mr. Michael Banning Mamfe, a Ghanaian based in USA, was tracing his roots and bringing back to society, hence his decision to organise such health-screening programme at Akyem Tafo which is his hometown.
Mr. Hlorlewu called on medical experts as well as corporate organisations to initiate programmes that would provide subsidised healthcare services for rural dwellers in the face of daunting financial and economic challenges in the country.
According to him, such medical initiatives from the Foundation for people of Akyem Tafo and the surrounding communities would help reduce deaths among rural inhabitants.
Some of the sicknesses killing people, he noted, could be treated if there was medical attention, especially for the poor, who mainly live in the rural areas of the country.
According to the facilitator, the number of people who were calling to participate to get treatment for various ailments was a testimony to the fact that more people were in need of help.
He said: “It is just getting bigger by the year. The last time I checked, we have received telephone calls from over 2,000 people from all areas in Akyem who said that they are even ready to be treated of various ailments.”
He was of the view that “This programme will surely bring health benefits to thousands of people around Akyem Tafo and its satellite communities.”
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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