25.09.2016 Health

Adabraka residents get free health screening from ABL, Graphic

By CitiFMonline
Adabraka residents get free health screening from ABL, Graphic
LISTEN SEP 25, 2016

About 1,500 residents of Adabraka and its environs in Accra, have benefitted from a free health screening exercise organized by Accra Brewery Limited (ABL) in partnership with the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL).

The exercise comprised free dental screening, eye care, general medical screening and Hepatitis B and C screening, as well as vaccination.

Some beneficiaries of the exercise under the age of 18 as well as those above 60 were registered onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

The annual event, according to the Finance Director of Accra Brewery Limited, (ABL), Graham Lurie, fulfils the company's objective of helping to create a thriving world where incomes and quality of life grows.

Mr. Lurie added that, ABL will continue to support the acceleration of growth and social development through its value chains with such health interventions.

“Health is an essential component in the development of every community. At Accra Brewery, creating a thriving world also means, investing in people but most importantly it is investing in physical well-being which fosters prosperity for all” he affirmed.

Mr Lurie assured the Adabraka community of ABL's continuous support and thanked its partners in the exercise – Graphic Communications Group Limited, as well as Voltic (GH) Limited, for donating natural mineral water to refresh the beneficiaries.

The Hepatitis B Foundation and the Accra Diamond Lions Club also provided free services.

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ABL and Graphic officials interact with an eye specialist, Dr. Sylvia Boamah.

The Managing Director of Graphic Communications Group Limited, Kenneth Ashigbey, expressed his appreciation to the community for creating a peaceful atmosphere for his company to thrive, noting that, the free healthcare is an expression of gratitude to the people of Adabraka for being a kind host.

Over the past years, ABL has undertaken a number of initiatives aimed at supporting health care delivery in the Ghana, in its quest to augment government's efforts to attain the nation's Sustainable Development Goals.

The company has been investing in an annual free HIV/AIDS screening for residents of Agbobloshie.

It has for the third year running, been engaged in a campaign to prevent alcohol consumption among pregnant women in a campaign aimed at reaching 5000 women this year.

This is the eighth collaborative health intervention between ABL and Graphic Communications Group Limited, for the Adabraka community and its environs.


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