National Communications Authority receives health talk on kidney disease prevention. The Ashanti regional office of the regulatory body of Ghana’s communications space, the National Communications Authority (NCA), has benefited from the public education on prevention of kidney disease being offered by the Kidney Health International.
The KHI as part of its mandate trains a new crop of volunteers each year and equips with the needed knowledge on kidney disease prevention. The year 2022 presented an even better opportunity as the World Kidney Day celebration of Ghana was hosted by Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital in which the KHI finds itself.
On behalf Dr Elliot Koranteng Tannor and the KHI, Michael Afrifa Boakye, one of the vibrant volunteers responded to the call from the NCA’s regional office in Kumasi to provide them with knowledge about kidney disease prevention.
In his presentation, he made them to understand that, in its early stages, kidney disease will most likely not show any signs until it is getting worse. He urged attendants to make it a regular routine to have their kidneys checked at least once every year to ensure that they were aware of the state of their kidneys.
Being the healthy kidney month, Mr Afrifa Boakye urged the staff of the NCA to take to healthy lifestyles that will ensure that they are reducing their chances of being at risk of kidney disease.
The staff has the opportunity to ask questions and receive clarification on some of they myths and misconceptions that people have had about kidney disease. They were also educated about prevention strategies such as drinking enough water, cutting down on salt intake, eating healthy and having a regular routine of exercise.
On behalf of the the regional manager, Mrs Diana Owusu Ansah who wasn’t present in person, the office thanked the KHI and prayed the organisation to extend the talk to some of its other offices.