Kidney Health International Screens over 300 people in Barekese to mark World Diabetes Day
Kidney Health International Screens over 300 people in Barekese to mark World Diabetes Day. To mark the World Diabetes Day 2023, the Kidney Health International has undertaken a free health screening and public education in Barekese, a local community in the Atwima Nwabiagya North District of the Ashanti Region of Ghana.
Each year, the World marks the Diabetes Day on the 14th day of November.
This important day is also observed by the Kidney Health International (KHI) because diabetes is the number one cause of kidney disease globally.
With the prevention of kidney disease as a main focus of the KHI, the organization in collaboration with its partners and the office of the Assemblyman of the Barekese Electoral Area, the indigenes were mobilized for a massive public education and free health screening yesterday November 18.
In all over 300 people went through the free screening exercise. They were taken through blood pressure, urine test, blood sugar test and many others.
Supporters of the program were Darly D Cosmetics, Astrazeneca, Metropolis Africa and the Kidney Specilist Centre.
The exercise started just before 8:00AM and ended at 2:00PM. In all, 23 medical doctors, nurses and volunteers took part in the historic event.
In his public education to attendants, Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor, the founder and director of the KHI mentioned that the state of a person who gets to kidney failure is not a good sight, and treatment can be enormous so much so that, very few can afford. For that reason, he urged them to make it a point to partake in such exercises to know their status so as to prevent chonic kidney disease.
The Assembly man Honorable Ernest Adusei, who presides over the Barekese/Asenie/Mabang electoral area was full of praise for the team and urged the team to consider stating a come back to the community whenever there is the opportunity.
In an early morning discussion to listners in a community information center, he reminded people in his constituents on the importance regular check ups since the health facilities in the region are almost always chocked with patients. He reminded them that prevention was always better, safer and cheaper can cure, and lastly urged them to take advantage of the screening exercise to present themselves to the professionals who were visiting the community to seek professional medical advice on issues that were bothering them concerning their health.
During the public health education, some participants asked questions and received answers from Dr Tannor and some of the Doctors who volunteered to join the exercise.