Kidney Health International trains volunteers for World Kidney Month for the year 2022. The Kidney Health International in line with its objectives to let people know about how to prevent kidney disease has trained more volunteers to carry its message across the globe.
The second Thursday in the month of March is celebrated each year as the World Kidney Day. The NGO which prides itself as a major stakeholder in kidney disease prevention has trained over 100 volunteers who actively engage various organized groups within the Ghanaian populace.
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.
This year, the candidates who were trained to join the KHI volunteers received copies of “How to prevent kidney disease” a book written by Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor, the director and founder of the KHI.
Participants of the training were taken through how to give health talks, volunteerism and kidney disease prevention strategies.
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.
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.
Participants 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 throughout the month of March and beyond.