HopeXchange Medical Center in Kumasi, has offered free health screening to more than 300 people at Nwamase, a community in the Kwadaso Municipality of Ashanti.
Community members were screened for breast and cervical cancers, hypertension, diabetes, and other non-communicable diseases.
Members, especially the women, received education on the causes, signs, symptoms and prevention of breast and cervical cancers.
It was done in collaboration with the Nwamase Community Health Center with sponsorship from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Residents diagnosed with various health conditions were referred to the HopeXchange for further health care and attention.
Dr Kingley Chibuzor, a Medical Officer at HopeXchange, speaking to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) after the exercise noted that good health care must be the priority of everyone, and called on community members not to relent in seeking medical attention regularly.
He said knowing one’s health status and complying with medical advice was one of the surest ways to longevity.
Dr Chibuzor emphasized that people living with hypertension, diabetes and other known health challenges ought to comply with medications backed by regular check-ups to keep them in shape.
Ms Constance Oppong, a Midwife at HopeXchange who led the screening for cervical and breast cancers, said cancers had become common in our societies and must be taken seriously by all.
She entreated women in particular to have periodic examinations of their breasts and cervixes and advised them to conduct self-breast examinations often.
Mr Bismark Donkor, a staff of the medical center who led the team, said the hospital offered all kinds of services to clients, which was why it had reached out to community members with quality health services.
He said the HopeXchange would continue reaching out to the less-privileged communities with medical interventions.
Maame Yaa, a resident of Nwamase speaking with the GNA, expressed appreciation to the facility and said she had always wanted to check her status for breast and cervical cancers but could not afford the charges.
She said the exercise had been beneficial to the community, saying that it had helped many people to know their status.