Edah International Foundation has organised a free health screening exercise for members of the Darkuman-Fadama community in Accra as part of activities to mark this year’s National Maulid.
The exercise which was held after a health walk organised by the New Fadama Youth had a mass patronage of over 250 persons.
In partnership with Amen Scientific Herbal Hospital, the screening provided the opportunity for them to check for hepatitis B, blood pressure, diabetes, malaria and other health conditions.
Speaking with the Organiser of Edah International Foundation, Mr Malik Osman, said the foundation initially targeted over 300 persons but early sign of low patronage meant the target could not be exceeded.
“We have the intention of covering a broader area in the near future but for now we are concentrating on members of the Darkuman-Fadama community”, he added.
Mr Osman explained that, aside health screening, the organization has made several donations to some deprived schools in the Volta and Central Regions.
The President of the Foundation, Mr Richard Debrah, stated that the mission of the organization was to tackle health and educational issues in the society and therefore the need for organizing the free health screening.
“As a premature organisation, we hope to have similar events every month in the various districts across the country. This can be achieved in the next five years if we are to get massive support”, he added.
Mr Debrah urged other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to continue with the positive work in order to bring more societal problems in the country to an end.
Some of the persons who came to access the health screening exercise expressed delight in the opportunity and said usually they were very busy which always prevented them from going for regular check-ups.
.Mr Jamilu Talbu, a beneficiary,stated that “sometimes I wish I could go for regular check-ups, but I am not financially stable.
“I am happy to be getting this screening for free. May Allah bless the organisers of this exercise because through them, many of us who cannot afford it are going to get it for free”.
The National Maulid Health Walk which was on the theme, ‘Celebrating Hundred Years of Divine Grace and The Muhammadan Love’ had over one thousand participants from the various communities in the region.
The participants set off from the Abossey Okai Central Mosque through to Shukura, Kaneshie, Darkuman and ended at the residence of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.