Rabito Clinic Limited, in partnership with Unilever Ghana, organised an outreach on Eid Day to serve Muslims as they celebrated the Eid Festival. The outreach saw a free health screening at the Efua Sutherland Park (Children’s Park).
The goal of this exercise was to reach out to Muslims as they celebrated Eid after a month-long fasting, by taking a free health screening into the community. The event attracted about 1,300 people in attendance, with approx. 20 percent skin cases.
Participants received screening for Malaria, Diabetes, Hypertension and Dermatology Consultation. The Vaseline and Lifebuoy brands of Unilever Ghana were partners on this outreach. Unilever Ghana provided free giveaways of various types of its Vaseline creams and Lifebuoy soaps to participants at the outreach.
According to the Head of Business Development and Marketing of Rabito Clinic Limited, Barikisu Muntari-Sumara, Rabito Clinic is committed to bringing healthcare to the doorsteps of the underserved population.
“Rabito does this by building partnerships with companies like Unilever Ghana, who also share the same vision. Both Rabito Clinic Limited and Unilever’s skincare branch, Vaseline, are working together to share professional skincare information to combat skin-bleaching among our people,” she said.
Ms. Barikisu added that throughout the 44-year history of Rabito Clinic, the institution has advocated for healthy and nourished ‘Black Skin’. “We are committed to educating and assisting those who are suffering the effects of skin bleaching, and to stop those who are thinking of starting. We feel that skin-bleaching will only stop through building the public’s education and awareness about the dangers of bleaching.”
Most of the 1,300 people who came asked for more free screenings as they are needed in many communities across Ghana. Rabito Clinic will be organising more outreaches in the coming months across the country.