Vodafone Ghana impacted more than 400 lives last Friday when its Foundation organized a medical screening for residents in the Osu traditional area.
The medical programme, dubbed “HealthFest” was introduced by the Foundation in 2014 as an avenue to provide basic healthcare interventions for Ghanaians across all the ten regions annually.
Last Friday’s exercise offered the opportunity for more than 400 beneficiaries to undergo general health examination including tests for diabetes, hypertension, malaria and HIV/AIDS. Medical practitioners and other support staff from the Korle Bu Teaching hospital partnered with the telecommunications company in carrying out this mandate.
The paramount chief of the Osu Traditional area, Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI, who doubles as the President of the Accra Regional House of Chiefs, noted the significance of the exercise:
“We should be curious about what goes on in our bodies regularly and take necessary steps to keep ourselves healthy to better impact society. The Vodafone Foundation is making a very significant impact in the lives of our people and we are very grateful. This is not the first time it has come to our aid and I truly value their consistent interventions.”
Ebenezer Amankwah, Corporate Relations Manager at Vodafone Ghana said:
“Majority of Ghanaians still have difficulty assessing basic healthcare and that must be a source of concern for us all. HealthFest is a platform that we believe helps address this issue to some extent. We hope to continue delivering on this mandate as the years come by because we owe it as a duty to this country and its people.”
The Vodafone Ghana Foundation was established to drive Vodafone Ghana’s corporate social responsibility initiatives leading to social change and improved standards of living. At the heart of the Foundation is the belief that innovative mobile communications technologies can address some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.