Non governmental organization, Maltiti Foundation has organized a one-day health screening exercise for women and men at Salaga in the Northern region.
The organization together with its able partners, Reprocan Ghana screened hundreds of women and men with general health conditions and also students of the two senior high schools in the Municipal. The team eventually narrowed it down to HIV test and counseling, Breast cancer, Malaria, Diabetes and prostrate in men above 45 years .
The team also visited two senior high schools; Salaga senior high school and Ahmadiya senior high school all in East Gonja Municipality where they entreated young girls to periodically check for lumps in their breasts and general health issues.
As tradition demands, they paid a curtesy call on Kpembe Wura, enlightened him about the foundation’s activities. He endorsed it by also participating in the screening exercise.
The foundation wrapped up activities for the day by organizing a football match to strengthen the bond of unity among them.
According to management of the foundation, many benefited from this year’s exercise, patients who got tested positive were given prescriptions. Others were also referred to the Tamale teaching hospital for advance treatment. Beneficiaries subsequently extended their appreciation to the team for their kindheartedness .
The annual event is aimed at empowering women, encouraging men to take health checks seriously . They also added that check ups should be a lifestyle.
The charity event returns next year with a line up of activities to help the less privilege in society.