Vodafone's Healthline returns to TV screens to rescue road traffic accident victims

By GNA
By GNA

8/5/2012 3:01:24 PM -

Accra, Aug. 5, GNA – Vodafone Ghana's award winning TV show Healthline, returns to the screens beginning today Sunday with a horrific road traffic accident story of a 14-year girl who needed help to pay her medical bills and get a prosthetic leg.

The season two of the revolutionary health TV show which Vodafone Ghana developed in response to the need for credible and reliable health information to the Ghanaian people, will be shown on Sundays and Wednesdays.

Starting this Sunday 5th August on TV3 from 5 to 6pm and on eTV and Top TV from 8 to 9pm and repeated on Wednesdays on Metro TV and Crystal TV from 8:30 t0 9:30pm.

The show asks people to text in question about their health concerns and this information is used to build the content of the show with a panel of doctors answering this concerns.

The first season was an unprecedented success, which prompted the team at Vodafone Ghana to work harder to make the second season bigger and better, Carmen Bruce-Annan, Head of Corporate Communication at Vodafone said at the preview session of the first episode of the season two at the Silverbird Cinema in Accra on Saturday.

The 45-minutes programme now includes two segments - the 'kid' corner and the 'treatment room' in addition to the regular 'staying healthy' and 'sex talk' segments.

The introduction of 'Kids corner' was in response the need to discuss health issues that affect children and how best it can be prevented.

The 'treatment room' focuses on bringing to life the answers to some questions posed to the panel of doctors and gives practical demonstrations of simple health tips.

The panel of doctors on the show address many health issues and topics such as Hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, pregnancy, cancer, heart and cardiac conditions, body pains, sex and reproductive healthy, sickle cell and infectious diseases.

Elaborating on the motive for the new segments, Mrs Bruce-Annan said: “Our introduction of the kids segment is to focuses on health issues that are pertinent to kids and to educate us all on how to better manage them.

“We have also added a 'treatment room' segment that will practically teach viewers how to perform simple health exercise. The year's edition is an all inclusive one and we believe it will cater for everyone in the family.”

Mrs Bruce-Annan said Vodafone wanted to empower Ghanaians to take control of their health and lead healthier lives. “We are convinced, given last year's huge impact that this year's with its new segment, will contribute to healthier lifestyles for Ghanaians.”

The second part of the show is expected to continue to change the lives of people who need life-saving or life changing surgeries but cannot afford it.

The maiden episode features the story of 14-year old Nadia Owusua who went through the traumatic amputation of her leg as a result of an accident which occurs on her way to school.

The horrific accident in Kumasi made headline news in the newspapers and change the lives of Nadia and her family forever. Nadia's story is a true demonstration of how fragile life and lifestyles can be and how quickly it can be taken from us.

The doctors on the panel, made of four young professionals - two females and two males, are equally passionate about empowering people to take charge of their health.

Vodafone Ghana is an operating company of Vodafone Group Plc, the number one telecoms brand in the World and one of the most valuable global brands with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States.

GNA