The President of the Kwahu Professionals Network (KPN), Prince Boateng, has reiterated the importance of good health to living a productive life. He explained that good health is central to a person’s well-being as it enables them to be more productive, live longer and contribute significantly to their community or society’s economic progress.
He said that is why the network, as part of its objectives to contribute to the socio-economic development of Kwahu, has focused on supporting the well-being of its kinsmen in Kwahu with its annual health programme, dubbed: ‘GiveBack”. The initiative started in 2019, and has benefitted over 5000 people in Kwahu.
The third edition of the health initiative will be held this weekend in Obo-Kwahu, and is expected to cater for over 2000 adults and kids. Participants will receive essential healthcare and primary medical diagnosis; and dewormers will also be administered to the kids. Following the insights gained from last year’s event on the prevalence of hernias (over 200 cases were recorded) among both men and women in the communities there, the network hopes to conduct 30 free hernia surgeries. NHIS card renewals and registration will also be carried out at no cost to beneficiaries.
Speaking on the importance of the initiative, the Chair of KPN’s Events and Planning Committee, Richard Sarpong, said: “The impact that we have realised over the years with this programme has been phenomenal. It is heartwarming to see people get relief from ailments that plague them, and receive early diagnosis and treatment for various health issues”.
He added that: “The support – both financial and human resource-wise – that members of the network have provided to ensure the programme’s success over the years is commendable. Other Kwahu individuals, businesses and corporate sponsors who have lent their support yearly must be commended. We hope this year’s programme will deliver value to our kinsmen and our sponsors”.