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02.02.2007 General News

US Medical Team Assists 4 Communities

By William Owusu
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A 16-member medical team from the United States and Canada has completed a 10-day medical outreach programme in some communities in the Central and Western Regions.

The team led by Reverend Andy Schmelzer and his wife Victoria, a Medical Director, rendered services at Sankor, Senya and Kweikrom all in the Central Region and Bogoso in the Western Region almost free of charge.

The programme formed part of the collaboration between the Ghana Baptist Convention and its partners in North America who are spearheading the development of areas such as education, health and evangelism.

The team orga-nised free medical screening and offered treatment for hypertension and diabetes. They also performed surgeries for people with hernia and fibroid at a subsidised fee at the Coast for Christ Baptist Hospital at Sankor, near Winneba.

Reverend Schmelzer called for continuous collaboration among the partners to bring hope to the vulnerable.

Reverend Kojo Amo, General Secretary of the Ghana Baptist Convention, said apart from making efforts to ensure the spiritual development of the people, they also had the responsibility to see to their socio-economic needs as well.

Mr. Jarvis Djokoto, the Director of Baptist Relief Development Agency, said they are making more effort to get other partners in Europe to support some of their programmes.

Dr. Justice Arthur, medical officer in charge of the Coast for Christ Hospital, advised the people to seek medical attention on regular basis.

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