Free Health and Eye Screening in Spintex.
The ugly feeling of experiencing darkness while your neighbors have light has been tasted by many but a few. Imagine the eyes closed and trying to search for an object that was in plain sight before the eyes were closed. Or imagine that pain the poor young lady who goes through hell day and night due to an eye complication. Good vision is arguably the most important of the five senses; it plays a crucial role throughout our lifetime and is just one part of the overall eye health. Eye care is often taken lightly by a majority of the population in Ghana not merely because of knowledge with regards to its importance but as a result of poverty and lack of adequate information within the subject matter. Poverty like famine affects the total health of many Ghanaians; considering the minimum wage and the current cost of healthcare within the country. Government’s effort to improve the healthcare system has not yielded the fruit we all anticipated.
Liams foundation international a non for profit organization with the sole aim of carrying direct humanitarian services to the people where government fall short, looking at this condition started a pilot program to mitigate the situation by providing free eye care and education services. Over 200 Ghanaians who might have never visited an optician had the opportunity to be screened and treated where necessary. The screening was held on the 9th of December, 2017 at the community 16 junction, Tema. The event commenced at 9:30 am and ended at 2:45pm do to a rain storm. People who had the opportunity to be screened were overly excited and expressed their hope that others may also benefit from the program.
Corporate entities with the mindset to sustain or improve the community in which they find themselves enabled LFI to carry out such an important service through their partnership. Bi global investment limited and Dziram eye Clinic were two socially responsible organizations that enabled LFI to have a successful eye screening.
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