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Naada Foundation: Over 700 residents receive free medical screening

Residents were screened for general health issues such as diabetes, hypotension and oral issues as well tested for hepatitis and HIV/AIDS

Naada Foundation, a non-profit organisation has successfully conducted free medical services for over 700 residents of Canteen, a suburb of Damongo in the West Gonja Municipality of the Savannah Region.

Residents were screened for general health issues such as diabetes, hypotension and oral issues as well tested for hepatitis and HIV/AIDS.

The NGO’s main goal for this medical outreach is for health professionals to identify people’s health conditions and provide them with the necessary treatment.

The chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of the Naada Foundation, Naada Jinapor, who is also the wife of the Member of Parliament for Damongo, Samuel Abu Jinapor, said there is no end to the exercise.

She added that the foundation is poised to continue to provide the needed health care for the people of Damongo.

“This is certainly not going to be the last one. We will keep going on. As human beings, we all fall sick, so there’s nothing like an end-of-life health screening. We want the best for the community, we want the best for the society of  Damongo,” Jinapor said.

“Steadily, we shall cover all communities within the district in our quest to bring healthcare to the doorsteps of the people we serve.

She reiterated the NGO’s readiness to take charge of the full cost of illnesses that will be discovered to make sure such people are fully treated and discharged.

The lead of the medical team, Dr Bright Asare, disclosed that malaria and typhoid cases were common among residents.

The screening coordinator at the West Gonja Municipal Health Directorate, Sanbian Yaw Dakwa, said the health screening by the Naada Foundation is in the right direction and will go along the way to save many lives.

Rashidatu Bakari Afiso, a beneficiary, was diagnosed with typhoid at a hospital. According to her, the drugs got finished and she did not have money to go back, but she has come to receive free drugs.

Another beneficiary mother, who came with her son, Jasey, told Asaase News that the foundation covered his medical bills for surgery.

Over the past years, the Naada Foundation has reached out to many communities, converting over 4,000 people, especially many who cannot afford to go to the hospital for medical treatment.

Reporting by Tahiru Abdul-Washiru in the Savannah Region

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