Kidney Health International (KHI) educates students of Osei Kyeretwie Senior High School. Over 2,000 students of the TI Ahamadiyaa Senior Secondary School yesterday, Wednesday benefited from a healthy kidney talk by KHI.
The KHI joins the world to celebrate the World Kidney Day each year, but normally extends the celebration throughout the rest of the year with intensified health education in the month of March. This normally involves the training of volunteers and assigning these trained volunteers to institutions and organized groups to education them about prevention of kidney disease.
Yesterday, it was the turn of of the TI Ahamadiyaa Senior High School to benefit from this all important health talk. Over 2,000 students gathered at the school’s assembling grounds to listen to the programs manager, Mr Sylvanus Gatorwu in the company of another volunteer, Master Micheal Afrifa Boakye.
To ensure that the youth get to know about kidney disease prevention strategies, the organization this year, 2022 decided to target more senior high schools.
The students stood on their feet and listened to the extensive talk and then interacted with the team. The asked lots of questions which revealed their eagerness to know more about the condition but which also brought out the need to reach more young people.
During the interaction, it became obvious that not many young people knew about kidney disease and how dangerous it could be to one’s health if not diagnosed early and prevented from further deterioration.
On behalf of the director and founder, Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor, the students were urged to desist from abusing all forms of drugs since they did not only pose psychotic dangers but could also damage their kidneys. Dr Tannor also donated copies of his book on “How to prevent kidney disease” to the library of the school for students to read.
Madam Evelyn Adwoa Pokua, the counselor of the school who coordinated and received the team received the books on behalf of the headmaster and thanked the team for the health talk. She expressed her gratitude to the organization and asked the team to visit another time.