VODAFONE IMPACTED more than 400 lives last Friday, August 25, 2017, when its foundation organised 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 the10 regions annually.
The exercise offered the opportunity to more than 400 beneficiaries to undergo general health examination, including tests for diabetes, hypertension, malaria and HIV/AIDS.
In a release copied to the DAILY HERITAGE the Corporate Relations Manager at Vodafone Ghana, Mr Ebenezer Amankwah, said medical practitioners and support staff from the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital partnered with the telecommunications company in carrying out this mandate.
Mr Amankwah said majority of Ghanaians still had difficulty assessing basic healthcare and that must be a source of concern to us all.
He added that HealthFest is a platform which helps to address the issue of basic healthcare.
“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,” Mr Amankwah said.
The Vodafone Ghana Foundation was established to drive Vodafone Ghana’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, leading to improved standards of living.
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, said the significance of the exercise is for one to be curious about what goes on in the body 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,” Nii Downona stated.