Six Dormaa communities to benefit from health outreach
8/14/2012 2:30:43 PM -
Dormaa-Ahenkro (B/A), Aug. 13 , GNA - The Health Coordination Unit of the Presbyterian Relief Services and Development, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and the West-Brong Presbytery Health Service are to organise outreach programmes for six communities in Dormaa.
This is part of efforts to strengthen institutional outreach services to boost public access to specialist services in health in the Dormaa area in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The special outreach programme which would focus mainly on diagnostic tests and treatment of blood and sugar diseases, malaria, hepatitis B and Body Mass Index (BMI) would be spearheaded by a team of medical students from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, United States of America (USA).
Services would be offered free of charge to the beneficiary communities which are Aboabo Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, Kwameasua and Dormaa-Ahenkro.
Acting General Manager for West-Brong Presbyterian Health Service, Reverend Hannah Mavis Yeboah, announced the impending outreach when she met stakeholders at the Dormaa-Ahenkro to discuss the preparatory issues.
She explained that the outreach programme was one of the NGO's several socio-economic interventions aimed to improve the health status of Ghanaians particularly in deprived communities.
Rev. Yeboah said the NGO has collaborated with the Presbyterian Health Fellowship, Korle-Bu to offer Primary Health Care to a number of deprived communities and hoped to extend its services to deserving communities to complement government's overall health delivery.
She said the outreach programme would further provide learning opportunities for junior health professionals and also lead to sister relationship between the beneficiary communities and the Tufts University School of Medicine.