Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ghana: Miss World Africa 2013 to embark on medical outreach

Miss World Africa 2013, Miss Carranzar Naa Okailey Shooter, is to embark on a medical outreach programme to selected communities in the Northern Region.

She will lead a team of medical doctors and nurses from the KorleBu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) to offer free medical care and distribute drugs to people in the communities.

The programme, which is scheduled for December 19-21, 2014, forms part of a series of medical outreach programmes she is undertaking to assist the under-privileged in society.

The management of Pharmanova Company Limited, a pharmaceutical company in the country, donated 20 cartons of assorted drugs worth GH¢ 15,000 to the Okailey Shooter Foundation towards the outreach programme.

She said there were a number of deprived communities in the country which needed urgent attention and expressed the hope to raise more funds in order to put smiles on their faces.
Medical screening

Miss Shooter indicated that members of the community would be screened for malaria and other diseases and their blood glucose level would also be checked.

There will also be breast and dental screening and the residents would  also be educated on how to observe basic hygiene in order to stay healthy at all times.

She said the community would also be educated on Ebola and other diseases such as Buruli Ulcer, Elephantiasis among others.
Deprived areas

Presenting the items at a ceremony, the International Business Director of  Pharmanova, Mr Anuray Tripath, urged other organisations, “to respond to such calls to help in whichever way they could”.

Mr Tripath expressed the hope that the drugs, which included folic acid, aciguard and blood tonic, would go a long way to help the people.

He commended Miss World Africa 2013 for the initiative and pledged the company’s continuous support to the foundation to boost quality healthcare service in deprived areas.

Receiving the items,  Miss Shooter expressed her appreciation to the company for the gesture.

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