FIRM HEALTH GHANA FOUNDATION University of Mines and Technology, Tarkwa Ghana

Date of event

11 March 2021 

As part of the 2021 World Kidney Day Celebrations, Firm Health Ghana Foundation partners with the University of Mines and Technology to screen its staff and dependents. The exercise commenced at 8:30 am and ended at 2:00 pm. A team of twelve (12) medical personnel led by Dr. Joseph Darko (Head of Medical Services, Firm Health Ghana Foundation) and Akpah Sylvester (Director of Operations, Firm Health Ghana Foundation) coordinated the exercise. The exercise offered the University community the opportunity to check their blood pressure and blood sugar levels. They were also taken through urinalysis tests, where urine samples of all participants were tested for glucose and protein traces. A total of 246 people were screened on the day. Firm Health Ghana Foundation (FHGF), is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit, patient-focused, and humanitarian organization interested in the prevention of kidney disease by early detection through screening and awareness creation through education. The Foundation was established in 2012 in the Tarkwa-Nsuaem Municipality, in the Western Region, with a vision to build the first dialysis centre in the Region to support people with kidney malfunction. It also organizes monthly health walks, weekly health radio programs on two (2) local radio stations in Tarkwa, and free community-to-community kidney screening exercises on regular basis for residents.

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