Y-PES Ghana, a not for profit making organization in collaboration with Dr. Gyader’s Foundation with support from Senior Victory college organised a health screening exercise in the Wa Municipality as part of their corporate social responsibility.
The exercise which was organised on Saturday December 21, 2019 in the Municipality saw about 30 medical students of the University for Development Studies screening residents of Hepatitis B and high blood pressure (hypertension). The health officials were shared among the various CHP zones numbering about ten where counseling services were given to residents on the need to frequently check themselves on these diseases and the need to go for vaccine.
Speaking to the media, leader of the medical students, Charlse Lwanga Bayel, stated that, it was the interest of them to give back to society what they have learnt at school in the form of free medical services hence their partnership with Y-PES Ghana and Dr. Gyder’s foundation as well as Senior Victory College, adding that, they will always avail themselves to support courses like this, stressing that this was not their first time of partnering with Gyader foundation and Y-PES Ghana. He seized the opportunity and called on the good people of the Upper West Region to embrace the habit of frequent medical checkup especially on the mentioned diseases.
Meanwhile, Executive Director of Y-PES Ghana and Proprietor of Senior Victory College, Mr. Mumuni Sulemana says, being a native of the Upper West Region and considering the end of the year he thought it wise to also contribute something to his people as his corporate social responsibility hence his motive behind Saturday’s exercise
“The essence of this very exercise is to contribute our widow’s mite to the health status of our people, we all know that any nation that can talk of being wealthy should be a nation that is healthy and without health whatever you have is like having nothing, so as a native I felt that I can’t give money to everybody, at least a lot of lives can be touched and a lot of people can benefit that is why I partnered with Dr. Gyader’s foundation to carry out this exercise to impact on our people”.
He challenged individuals to do similar things like this in their own small way rather than sitting aloof thinking that things like this, are meant for politicians to do, adding that natives of the region should not always sit waiting to be politically inclined before they can now begin to think of things like this, he is of the view that the little contribution to society has a lot of impact encouraging his colleagues to embrace this good move.
“Most people think that some these things are suppose to be done by political figures and that is where we get it wrong, anywhere you are, at least the society in which you belong to, the little we can do, you can always do that, you don’t have to wait until you become somebody big or hold a political position before you do those things. I always feel so sad, so for me I know I will partner with all stakeholders moving forward whether political institutions, individuals that are interested in political issues, NGOs, Civil Society Organisations, I will partner with them and make sure that this thing become massive, at least we can make the impact that it deserves”.
However beneficiaries across the ten centers expressed their gratitude for this initiative and wish to have had several of these services in the future. The event was rounded up with a get together at the Sem B. lodge where an opportunity was given to invitees to dine and wine and also to mingle and discuss with the medical students and certificates of participation were finally given to the medical students.