Health
 Ghana
Project #8470

Provide health in an impoverished Ghanaian slum

by REACH Ghana
Aug 6, 2012

Survey to measure impact of December Screenathon

Screenathon fun
Screenathon fun

A survey is underway to measure the impact of our December Screenathon. As a reminder, we made available essential education on disease prevention while treating cases of malaria, diarrhoeal and respiratory illnesses among others. We also provided screening for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes. We delivered basic care at the event and transferred complex cases to a local polyclinic. In addition, we educated the community on the availability of the National Health Insurance Scheme and have registered over 300 adults and children since the beginning of our project:

To measure the impact of our intervention, data to be collected include:

- Mosquito net usage and incidence of malaria

- Assessment of Follow-up at Local Medical Centers post Screenathon

- Usage of the Community Health Post at the Screenathon Site.

We are also proud to report that our organization has been involved with Medical Fiesta 2012 in Accra Ghana. This is a week-long Continuing Medical Education International Conference that serves to update Ghanaian healthcare professionals on current medical and surgical practices and procedures in the developed world, and enables physicians and other healthcare professionals licensed in the USA to fulfill licensure board requirements while they are practicing in developing countries.

Thanks again for your generous support of REACH and the Screenathon.

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REACH Ghana

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.reachghana.org
REACH Ghana
Project Leader:
Maame Sampah
Washington, DC United States

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