The African Foundation for Women Empowerment (AFWE) on Saturday, December 18, 2021, held its maiden annual health outreach program at Saforo, a suburb of the Akwapim South Municipality of the Eastern Region.
In partnership with private health service provider Aegis healthcare, the Non-Profit Organization brought together widows Children and the less privileged in the deprived community for free medical screening.
In a bid to extend a helping hand, the African Foundation for Women Empowerment put together a team of health experts to provide free medical screening for the aged and women at Saforo.
Executive Director for the foundation, Marcia Mprah told the media that the choice for a community health outreach stems from the desire to avail health services for the women who may have been denied or have been unable to access health facilities due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic which was accompanied by prolonged lockdowns and its associated restriction to health facilities.
She added that many individuals are also reported to have shied away from general OPD services due to the scare of contracting the deadly virus.
“December, being a festive season for us is as an opportune moment to rally more young girls and women for health screening purposes which would in turn help tear down the barriers for most women who have been unable to access quality health care throughout the year and that’s why we intend to commence this exercise at Saforo”.
Also, Christmas came early at AFWE’S outreach this weekend as some bags of rice, mackerel, biscuits and souvenirs were donated.
Some private sponsors such as Verna Natural Mineral water provided some souvenirs and water to beneficiaries of the screening exercise. Some benevolent individuals including Abel Antonio Cárdenas Tuppia, the Ambassador of Peru to Ghana and Director General (DG) for the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Samuel Kwabena Awuku also supported the good cause by partnering with the foundation to celebrate the women of Saforo.
The African Foundation for Women Empowerment which was launched less than a year ago says it is positioning itself as a Non-Profit Organizational tool and a platform that seeks to harness, refine and also develop the African Woman to achieve desirable goals in society by extending assistance that will tear down the uneven social structures which limit the potentials of women on the continent in order to ensure they succeed in life through providing education, health care, livelihood skills and community development services. Child and gender development are fundamental to our work.
AFWE envisions an African society where women are given equal opportunities and empowered to explore their full potentials and capabilities in their environment through the creation of sustainable and institutionalized support mechanisms that promote their social, economic, cultural and moral development.
AFWE Outreach programme