Over 200 persons last Friday benefited from a free health screening organised by non-for profit organisation MyHelp-YourHelp Foundation.
Executives and the medical team of the Foundation comprising doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and lab technicians treated people in and around the Junction Mall with people from Teshie, Nungua, Sakumuno and its environs benefiting.
The Foundation aims at lessening the burden of the poor, needy and less privileged especially orphans and widows in the society by improving their socio-economic state.
This they achieve through nurturing, education, training and development with a growing membership of about 150 people who are mainly health professionals (doctors, nurses), bankers, accountants, lawyers, auditors, police officers, pastors amongst others.
The MyHelp-YourHelp Foundation has helped many orphans across orphanage homes through donations, health screening exercises and financial assistance to the youth through artisanal training and investments.
The poignant mission of MyHelp-Your Help Foundation is to mobilize resources both internally and externally in aid of reaching out to the needy and less privileged in the society with a core mandate to nurture, educate, train and develop the less privileged.
As part of its activities in giving back to the society, the Foundation organised a free health screening for the general public with the belief that if people are aware of their health status, they would live longer.
Nicholas Coffie leader of the team said, “We believe people would be guided by their lifestyle choices such as what to eat and not what to, when to sleep and to visit the hospital regularly for a check-up.”
Highlighting on what they sought to achieve with their free health screening at the Junction Mall, he said they were raising awareness, create publicity towards their Christmas project (as part of their bi-annual events at the Royal Seed Orphanage at Bawjiase, Kasoa) and to solicit for funds from the general public.
He said they are motivated to occasionally be organising such free health screening as many indigenes of the surrounding districts are able to afford to visit the hospital.
“We have screened people who do not just have the means to regularly check themselves on simple tests like Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar et al which often are the major triggers to most deadly or almost incurable sicknesses like Cancers, Cardiac Arrest and its related conditions,” Mr Coffie said.
Some of the medical tests that ran on the day included Hypertension (Blood Pressure), Diabetes (Blood Sugar), Hepatitis B, BMI among others.
The leader of MyHelp-YourHelp Foundation recommends that people get checked regularly so as to avoid certain sicknesses that could lead to early loss of lives.