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13.04.2011 Health

GNAAS launches health education campaign

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April 13, 2011
Kumasi, April 13, GNA – The Ghana National Association of Adventist Students (GNAAS) has launched a comprehensive health education campaign to bring health care services to deprived communities in the Kumasi Metropolis.

The programme, which is under the theme: “Improving Health through Lifestyle Modification,” forms part of the activities marking the 30th anniversary celebration of the Association.

The students, with support of a team of health professionals from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), have already visited the Ayigya Zongo, a densely and predominantly Muslim Community, near the KNUST.

They screened the people for various health problems including blood pressure, body mass index and provided counselling services, simple diagnosis and prescriptions for those who needed them.

The students also donated blood to the KNUST Hospital.

Mr Sylvanus Worlanyo Dompey, the GNAAS National President, said this was their contribution towards addressing some of the health challenges facing the people.

Pastor Francis Tuffour, Chaplaincy and Communication Director of South Central Ghana Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, spoke about the need for all to maintain good environmental sanitation and adopt healthy lifestyles.

Alhaji Mohammed Bashir, Chief of the Ayigya Zongo, commended the students for the initiative.


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