Patient Friends Foundation holds health screening for 249 boys  

March 9, 2017
Source: thebftonline.com | Ghana
Patient Friends Foundation holds health screening for 249 boys   

Patients Friend Foundation (PFF) has spearheaded a health screening programme for 249 boys resident at Bawjiase in the Awutu Senya West of the Central Region.

The exercise which was in collaboration with Junior Boys Mentoring Clinic, themed: ‘Boys Empowerment Project,’ screened male pupils between the ages of 8 -16 as well as 15 basic school teachers.

The free health screening programme brought specialised medical practitioners to screen Eyes. Dental, Ears, Nose, Throat and other related issues.

The Member of Parliament for Awutu Senya West Constituency, Mr. George Andah speaking at the programme encouraged the youth to develop the habit of setting good life standards that will prepare them for the future. “The attitude of most youth not learning how to fish must stop because one way or the other it limits you as a person.”

Mr. Andah advised the young boys to take their destiny into their hands and change their negative way of thinking as youth adding that life is not always about success, but sometime rather failure sometimes.

Mr. Benjamin Ansah, Founder of Patient Friend Foundation appealed to government to consider issues of children’s’ health more seriously.

He observed that most of the cases reported has to do with the ear because some of the children after screen found out that some of their ears are not functioning properly. The eye is another challenge we encountered.

“The cases detected were too bad that we need the support from the government, corporate bodies, Education Service and those who are ready to support us in cash, logistics and products to sustain the programme in the constituency and replicate it in other areas to educate the children on Eye, Dental, Ear, Nose and Throat related issues,” he said.

He there therefore appealed to other organisations to come on board and support this laudable initiatives because most children in the country need help in terms of health wise.

Ethel Marfo, Managing Director of Junior Boys Mentoring Clinic, encouraged fathers to be more responsible especially to their children to serve as a role model to their family.