Agbogbloshie Residents Screened For Blood Pressure

Blood screaningThe Pro-Link, a non-governmental organi-sation (NGO) aimed at empowering women and the disadvantaged in communities, has organised a health screening exercise for residents of Agbo-gbloshie in Accra.

The exercise, a collaboration between Pro-Link, Mission of Hope International and students from University of Ghana Medical School, saw the residents screened for blood pressure, glucose level, malaria, cholesterol level and other health-related problems.

Mrs. Trudy Nunoo, acting Director of Pro-Link, said that the exercise, under the theme “You are someone’s hope, know your status now” was to create awareness of   personal hygiene and the need for people to stay healthy.

She said that there was the need for all to support residents of communities like Agbogbloshie to realise their status in the society and not to abandon them to their plight.

Mrs. Nunoo said, Pro-Link would continue to monitor the activities of the people in the community, adding that they would partner more foreign organisations to support the people in diverse ways.

Dr.Mrs. Simi Massey, President of Mission of Hope International, an NGO in the US, said that their partnership in the project  was to encourage residents to lead healthy lives and to advise them  desist from unprotected sex which could lead to spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

She said helping such communities that way was a worthy cause that must be encouraged and supported by all for national development.
Mr. Issanaku Iddrisu Chentima, an opinion leader and a beneficiary of the exercise, commended Pro-Link and its partners for supporting their community and urged his colleagues to adhere to medical advice.

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