The Aliu Mahama Foundation (AMF) is lacing its boots to inaugurate another big health outreach programme in deprived urban communities such as the Zongos and inner cities.
Dubbed Zongo Laafia, the outreach programme, which is the first of its kind, is expected to deliver “basic healthcare to zongo communities and inner cities across the country to augment the effort of the government”, the Foundation announced.
The community health and wellbeing outreach, in collaboration with the Ministry of Inner Cities and Zongo Development, will be launched at 9 AM on January 12,2018 at the Fadama Station residence of the Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu who is the Special Guest of Honour for the event.
Also in attendance will be Dr Mustapha Abdul-Hamid, Minister of Inner Cities and Zongo Development.
The Aliu Mahama Foundation (AMF) has interest in giving back to the society through various outreach programmes.
In August this year, AMF launched ‘My Health Behind Bars’ at the Nsawam Medium Security Prisons in the Eastern Region, to help improve the health of inmates.
Prisoners being screened at the Nsawam screening
The programme, organised in partnership with the Divine Group international, a non governmental organisation and supported by the Ghana Health Service screened over two thousand female and male prisoners for various diseases, with the support of about thirty (30) health practitioners from the Ghana Health Service (GHS).
In May, the Foundation successfully organised a training for young women in the making of pomade and soap at Yendi in the Northern Region.
The three (3) day training was in line with the foundation’s aim to provide an opportunity for girls and women in rural parts of northern part of the country to have a sustainable source of livelihood by producing soap and pomade with readily available raw materials such as shea butter.
About two hundred (200) women were drawn mainly from adjoining communities of Yendi such as Ngani, Zugu, Adiboo, Nakpachei and Tusani.
In January next year, it is expected that the Zongo Laafia will go a long way to safeguard the health of thousands in Zongo communities.
By: Henryson Okrah/myxyzonline.com