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Thursday, September 21, 2023

American Students provide free Medical Care at Adaklu  

Hundreds of residents of Adaklu Hlekpe in the Adaklu district of the Volta region have benefited from a free health screening undertaken by  Students of Rowan University, School of Osteopathic USA.

The programme organized by Blue Med-Africa a health focused Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), saw the about 20 American students with the support of personnel from the Adaklu district health Directorate, screened the over 300 residents for various conditions including, blood pressure, hypertension, diabetes, HIV, and eye conditions.

The team also administered first aid to persons diagnosed with minor cases and those with complicated cases, referred to nearby hospital for further treatment.

Mr. Aikins Aklaku, Head of Care Project of Blue Med-Africa speaking at the event on Wednesday, said the programme is an annual initiative of the organization in collaboration with foreign volunteers from the USA and other European countries, aimed at extending medical care to deprived communities.

He disclosed that, most of the beneficiaries were not aware of their health status and do not have a valid NHIS cards, for that Med-Africa will continue the move each year  to bring healthcare to the less privileges.

residents waiting to undergo the health screening

Mr Aklaku noted that, an amount of GHc15, 000 has been allocated for this year’s project which will also be extended to two others communities; Adaklu Torda and Abutia in the Ho West district.

Leader of the American students, Farah Aishammary, said the team has also raised funds to embark on health education in other deprived areas before the end of their project in the region.

Some beneficiaries who spoke with voltaonlinegh.com at the event expressed gratitude to the volunteers and appealed to other humanitarian groups to come to their aid regularly.

By: Albert Kuzor/ voltaonlinegh.com

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