Members of the communities going through the process of screening
Members of the communities going through the process of screening

The Rotary Club of Accra-Dzorwulu on Saturday organized a free health screening for over 200 residents of Pig Farm and its environs.

Members of the communities going through the process of screening
Members of the communities going through the process of screening

Surrounding communities such as Maamobi and Kotobaabi, also benefitted from the programme.

The programme, which was held at the forecourt of the Maestro Building at Pig Farm is one in the series of outreach projects dubbed ?MedicAccess? planned by the Rotary Club to impact on vicinities within its catchment area.

The people were screened for Hepatitis B, diabetes, high blood pressure and body mass index (BMI), and provided with basic medication and counseling.

Ms Yvonne Ablorh-Quarcoo, President of the Club said the ?MedicAccess is born out of the Club?s desire to make a contribution in one of the most relevant focus areas of Rotary in our part of the world, which is disease prevention and treatment.

?We realize that early detection is the best way to stop any medical problem and provide appropriate solution to it, hence the screening.?

She said the Club is one of the recent additions to the Rotary Clubs in Ghana, having received its charter in March this year, saying that its repertoire of activities include donation of a library and books to a basic school in Dzorwulu and participation in the National Polio Immunisation drive.

The Rotary International is the world?s first service club organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is made up of more than 1.2 million members worldwide.

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