Friends of Africa, a non profit organisation in partnership with the Ghana Health Service (GHS) and Shiloh Church from the United States of America has provided free health screening for deprived residents of Prampram in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.
The screening is part of efforts to complement government in enhancing healthcare delivery in the area.
The exercise, which was co-ordinated by Pastor Mark Neil, El-Kanna Ministries, has for the past six years supported communities in some African countries including, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Cameroun and Ghana since its inception and has provided health care to residents who have limited access to basic health care .
The District Director of the GHS in the Ningo Prampram area, Mrs Gifty Ofori Ansah, expressed appreciation to the team for identifying Prampram and extending their support for the past two years.
She said the district, with a large population had no hospital facility, although it had some CHIPS compounds to provide basic healthcare needs.
Mr Emmanuel Kabu Akuaku, leader of the five-member delegation, made up of three Nigerians, a Ghanaian and an American, in a statement said the group realised the contributions of the government to the people of Ghana, especially in the health sector and realised it was inadequate and, therefore, decided to lend a helping hand.
He mentioned that the exercise was expected to cover over a thousand residents in the district.
Mr Akuaku further said the group chose the area because of lack of healthcare facilities making the residents very vulnerable to acute health problems.
By Samuel Tei Adano