The Nursing Students Association (NUSA) of UCC in conjunction with Nursing students from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) has held health outreach at Bronyibima, near Elmina in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem (KEEA) Municipal Assembly.
The outreach programme which was organised as part of the NUSA week-celebrations was aimed at educating, counseling and screening people in the community for some medical conditions.
In an interview, the President of NUSA, Mr. Theophilus Marfo said the community was one of the selected places where they had been conducting outreach programmes over the past years. “We will be checking the body mass index (BMI), malaria, blood sugar, counselling services and vitae signs that is pulse, perspiration and blood pressure,” he explained.
Mr. Marfo said the 2020 NUSA week celebration was organised to coincide with the visit of the GVSU team so that they could work together to bring their varied experience to bear. “Today being Ghana’s independence, we have contributed our quota to help people in this community to get good health,” he noted.
The students educated community members on some disease conditions like Cholera, Malaria and Sexually Transmitted Infections and personal hygiene. They advised them on healthy lifestyles and practices in order to live long. Those whose conditions were complicated were referred to health facilities in the municipality for further attention.
Present at the outreach programme were some lecturers from the School of Nursing and Midwifery.