Divine Group International Foundation has organised a health screening for more than 1,200 community members across Tumu, Wa Municipal, Daffiama Bussie Issa and Sissala East Districts in the Upper West Region.
A statement issued by Mr Ebenezer Kofi Lartey Adu, the Founder and President of Divine Group International Foundation and copied to the Ghana News Agency, said the screening formed part of a three-day health outreach organised by Divine Group International Foundation.
The statement said data from Tumu in the Sissala East District indicated that Gonorrhoea was on the ascendancy as over 240 out of 256 women screened tested positive to Gonorrhoea infections, adding, this alarming outcome was blamed on indiscriminate and unprotected sex as well as poor personal hygiene.
The statement said the group with support from some churches and Pharmaceutical Companies presented the partakers with an assortment of drugs, gels and creams worth over 48,000 Ghana Cedis.
Mr Lartey said the group felt the need to conduct the health screening as a means of giving back to society.
”We run a lot of projects but we decided to do this so we can celebrate with people in hard to reach communities and children with special needs. That is why we visited the Wa school for the Blind and School for the Deaf,’ he said.
Mr Adu Lartey expressed optimism that the outreach programme will benefit the various communities visited. He said his organisation is committed to improving healthcare across the country.
The statement said Lansah Dakurah, a beneficiary thanked the Divine Group Initiative for their selfless service.
He said the drugs, gels and creams will go a long way in helping other community members.
‘Some of us here have rough skins and we get scratches on our way to the farm, and sometimes get snake bites. Although we use traditional medicines, it is sometimes not as potent as we have been given by this group,’ he added.
Divine Group International Foundation also visited the Wa School for the Blind, Wa School for the Deaf, and Sazie a community in the Daffiama Busie
Divine Group International Foundation DGI is a non-governmental organisation, which has focused on providing health services to the less privileged and people in hard to reach areas across the country for the past six years.