19.06.2015 Diaspora (USA)

Vodafone Foundation screens Dansoman flood victims for free

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Accra, June 13, 2015: Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charitable arm of Vodafone Ghana has offered free health screening to residents of Glefe, a suburb of Dansoman as part of a medical outreach to flood victims and residents of flood-affected areas in the Greater Accra Region.

The screening programme, dubbed 'Healthfest' is in line with Vodafone Ghana's £100,000 package to support victims through blood donation exercises, provision of relief items for displaced families and provision of medical supplies to hospitals.

Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Nana Yaa Ofori-Koree said Vodafone is activating its various health platforms to drive a public health education campaign on the health impacts and risks associated with the floods, especially cholera and typhoid.

"Vodafone Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Ghana Health Service will replicate the free healthcare initiative in Tema New Town on Wednesday, 17 June; Nungua Coco Beach 20 June; and Accra New Town 24 June ", Nana Yaa added.

Glefe residents expressed their appreciation to Vodafone Ghana for rallying quickly to their aid with a medical team to treat them, counsel and comfort them in their time of need.

Since its establishment, the Vodafone Ghana Foundation has moved from just funding projects, to investing in developing sustainable initiatives that solve pressing social issues and benefit several communities in the country.

Initiatives such as Mobile for Good have shown how technology can be used as a medium to change lives. Healthline-255, Ghana's first ever health call-centre has been empowering Ghanaians with health related information while the Healthline mobile "app" continues to serve as a great platform for information sharing, given the current digitised dispensation.

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