College of Health Sciences Organises Medical and Dental Outreach at Mantse Agbonaa

The College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, as part of activities marking the University of Ghana @70 celebrations has organised a medical and dental outreach at Mantse Agbonaa in James Town, Accra. The outreach saw the Schools of Nursing and Midwifery, and Medicine and Dentistry under the College of Health Sciences, the Eye Centre and the Ear, Nose and Throat Unit (ENT Unit) of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital provide help to the natives of James Town and its environs. In all about 500 persons within the community, including women and children were diagnosed and treated. Some of the units that took part in the outreach educated the members of the community on some important health issues. Madam Janet Sackey, a beneficiary of the outreach, was thankful to the College for coming to support the community. She indicated that the health education given by the health personnel on how to take care of infants to prevent jaundice was particularly beneficial to her as most of the time the remedies they already know from the community usually aggravate the conditions of their children. Mr. Michael Opare Atuah, the College Secretary, stated that it was important for the College to undertake the Medical Outreach in the community within which the College operates. He said the outreach did not only serve as an activity to celebrate the University of Ghana but also a fulfilment of the College’s corporate social responsibility towards the community. The medical and dental outreach was part of the activities earmarked by the College to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the University of Ghana. The anniversary was launched in February this year. Each College under the University was given a specific month to lead activities for the celebrations. The College of health was given the month of September to lead the activities marking the UG @70 celebrations.