Four Districts in the Upper East Region are benefitting from a free medical outreach project from “The Rebecca Foundation’ under the auspices of the Office of the First Lady of Ghana, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo Addo.
This initiative has been made possible through the collaboration of the Upper East Regional Minister, Hon. Tangoba Abayage and the Ghana Health Service. The Beneficiary districts are Kasena-Nankana West, Builsa South, Bawku West and Nabdam
These Districts will be offered free general health services such as; testing for ailments like malaria, diabetes, hepatitis, BP, and HIV after counseling for people who consent. They will also be given treatment where possible and referrals on complicated cases. Children under age 5 will be given vitamin A and dewormer.
The 18 member Medical Outreach Team from ‘The Rebecca Foundation’ will start the project today in Mirigu of the Kasena-Nankana West District.
Established in January 2017, The Rebecca Foundation complements the efforts of government by undertaking the following; supporting and promoting initiatives that improve the economic status of women; enhancing literacy and learning skills in children; improving environmental health and sanitation by greening public spaces.
Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo, the First Lady of the Republic of Ghana is the Executive Director of the Rebecca Foundation. The foundation works in partnership with governmental agencies, the private sector, development partners, civil society and non-profit organizations in the execution of its initiatives.
Since its inception in 2017, the foundation has spearheaded the construction of a new mother and baby unit at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi, assisted the schools for special needs children in Akwapim, supported various children from across the country to undergo urgent medical interventions and has also resourced many orphanages in the country.
The foundation has funded the construction of a community bridge in Zenu , a low income highly populated community in the Greater Accra Region, and the renovation of a community clinic in Abamkrom in the Central Region. Additionally, The Rebecca Foundation has trained about 200 women in the Eastern and Northern regions of Ghana in bead making, batik making and entrepreneurship. The foundation is also helping to improve learning outcomes for Ghanaian children.