The JOBerg Foundation, an Accra-based non-profit non-governmental charity organization, put smiles on the faces of the chiefs and people of Bawjiase in the Central Region with a medical screening outreach program accompanied with gift bags.
Over all, about 230 residents including the chief of the town received medical screening on Saturday December 18 from doctors and volunteer nurses for various non-communicable diseases such as eye cataract, hypertension or high blood pressure, malaria, typhoid and many others.
Many screened residents were found to have high blood pressure and given medication to manage their situation. Many were also recommended for further treatments especially those many residents who were found to have eye cataracts.
Participating residents also took home gift bags of 1kg & 5kg rice bags, cooking oil, confectionaries and petty cash from JOBerg Foundation.
With a Covid-19 vaccination center nearby, residents were encouraged to take their jabs after the screening exercise.
JOBerg Founder, Joseph Magnus Marteye who personally handed over gift bags to residents after screening told the people that his personal values of charity and empathy makes him interested in public health issues and the medical screening was his personal and his foundation’s token donation to the people of the randomly chosen poor community as we celebrate Christmas and new year.
He also encouraged residents to take their health matters seriously.
JOBerg’s medical outreach at Bawjiase on Saturday was the first in a series of public health programs designed by the charity foundation to create more public health awareness and education as well as assistance to very poor and deprived communities.
The foundation’s public health initiatives also include the ongoing expansion project of the Manhyia government hospital maternity ward in Kumasi as well as the construction of a Covid-19 isolation center at Amanfro Polyclinic in the greater Accra region.