Source: Joseph Kobla Wemakor
Van Moorhouse Foundation (VMF), a non-governmental organization. The organization is committed to enhancing the lives of the vulnerable in society by providing them with basic necessities of life. One of its targets is of impoverished communities. Van Moorhouse Foundation (VMF) has conducted a free medical screening exercise for over 250 people in the Nzulezu community. Nzulezu which is in the Jomoro district of the Western Region is known for its uniqueness as a village on a river.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers, the aged, children, and women, in general, were beneficiaries of the loving gesture of Van Moorhouse Foundation (VMF). Beneficiaries were screened by health personnel for malaria, hepatitis B including and other communicable diseases affecting the inhabitants of the community. Other health services offered for free on the day was the checking of blood pressure (BP), sugar levels, and body weight checking among others.
Many more were counseled on how to practice and ensure good dietary behaviour, and healthy lifestyle, in general, to ensure they are healthy and safe.
The team of health personnel present at the event delivered quality and friendly health services and the huge numbers that turned out with beaming smiles was an indication of how grateful the people were for the timely program organized by the Van Moorhouse Foundation (VMF).
Van Moorhouse Foundation, in response to the medical needs of the people of the Nzulezu community dwellers, after they were tested, presented some medications including treated mosquito nets to help prevent bites while sleeping.
Van Moorhouse Foundation -Donation of Educational Materials and Clothing
Van Moorhouse Foundation aspect of its effort at improving lives also donated assorted books and clothing to school children in the community. Other basic household items such as toiletries we also given to the people.
Mr. Michael Kwame Darkwah, the Project Manager of the foundation, said in an interview that the gesture was part of measures by Van Moorhouse Foundation to improve not only the health of the people but help them cultivate good healthy habits while school children are resourced to help them in their education as well. The Nzulezu community is faced with many challenges in health and other sectors. Coming to extend a hand of help is worth the effort.
” My wife and I came here in January for holidays, and we felt the situation here needed some help. After being told of their challenges, we saw the need for the medical screening so I spoke to the foundation which I am a Trustee of (VMF) and I was put in charge for this particular project”. that was Mr. Michael Kwame Darkwah
A Medical Doctor at Effia-Nkwanta Regional Hospital in Sekondi-Takoradi, Western Region, who was in charge of the entire screening process in an interview described the exercise as ‘very helpful’.
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