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Kidney Health International trains volunteers for world diabetes day 2022


The Kidney Health International in line with its objectives ensure kidney health for all has added more trained volunteers to its team. A total of 26 volunteers went through a session of how to present kidney health talks on Saturday, September 17 at the clinical students hostel at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH)

The second Thursday in the month of November is celebrated each year as the World Diabetes Day. The NGO which prides itself as a major stakeholder in kidney disease prevention has trained close to 200 volunteers who actively engage various organized groups within the Ghanaian populace and beyond.

To maintain the momentum of spread of this knowledge and to get more people to know about their kidneys and how to maintain healthy kidneys, the organization called for more people from different backgrounds to join its team of gallant and exciting volunteers.

Class of 2022
Cross section of the class

This year was no different as the volunteers went through how to present the message of kidney disease prevention with Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor.

Speaking to the participants, My Sylvanus Gatorwu, the programs manager made it known to the volunteers that they were going to engage different groups of people in the work of public education about the kidneys, as such it was imperative to use the appropriate language and communication tools that will make the work of health education simple and effective.

Sylvanus Gatorwu
Sylvanus Gatorwu teaching

Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor took the time to explain what the kidneys were, how they work, and how to prevent kidney disease. He encouraged the volunteers not to be shy or afraid to share the little information they knew about kidney disease and how to prevent it.

Dr Tannor teachingParticipants were made to each play the role of educating a different class of people. Some of the role plays involved, speaking to students, speaking to women in a market setting, speaking to a church that uses English for their activities, speaking to a church that uses Ghanaian local languages for their services and many more.

The volunteers are expected to reach millions both online and in person after the training. November of 2022 which is the month in which the world marks the world diabetes day will witness more activities from these volunteers as they seek to educate the public about kidney disease and how to prevent it.


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