Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe

The Rotary Club, with support from the Lions Club and the Rotaract Club, has extended optical services to residents of Amedzofe in the Ho West District of the Volta Region.

The initiative led by the Rotary Club of Ho was to provide residents with the opportunity to examine their eyes and obtain necessary health care and advice, as optical services are scarce in the area.

Medical outreach is part of the Rotary Club of Ho’s goal to help achieve universal health coverage in the Volta region.

Thirty-one Rotary Clubs from Ghana, Togo, Benin and the United States, 15 Rotaract Clubs and 3 Lions Clubs gathered at the premises of the Evangelical Presbyterian College of Education in Amedzofe to help raise awareness

Some members of the Rotary Club of Ho.

Residents and the student community benefited from optical services and screening for hepatitis B, hypertension and diabetes. They received free basic medicines and advice on diagnosed health problems.

Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe
Rotary Club of Ho Amedzofe Medical Outreach.

The screening, which took place in extremely foggy weather, registered 1,242 beneficiaries.

Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe
Rotary Club of Ho Amedzofe Medical Outreach.

Ho Rotary Club President Simon Fafali Awumey said the outreach was part of a series of projects planned for the 2022/2023 Rotary year.

He explained that Amedzofe was chosen for outreach to highlight the enclave’s tourism potential and provide health services to residents.

“Amedzofe is a very cold region, as you can see the weather is very cold. During the health screening, our members will have the opportunity to visit some of the tourist spots we have here in Amedzofe.

We have Ote Waterfalls, Canopy Walkway, Forest Trails and Mount Gemi,” he said.

Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe
President of the Rotary Club of Ho, Simon Fafali Awumey.

Rotarian Susana Kudjoe of the Ho Rotary Club said the exercise, which was heavily attended, would enable recipients to identify unknown health conditions and access appropriate health care.

She thanked the members of the Club for their commitment to the fundamental objectives of their Rotary, by putting themselves at the service of humanity.

Rotary Ghana Co-Chair Andrews Ofusuhene was delighted with the outreach, participation of club members and the community, and hence described the outreach as the “first mega” of its kind in the country.

Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe
A beneficiary receiving medication.

He pleaded with the Rotary community to use the remaining 10 months of the Rotary calendar to embark on projects in one of the priority areas to serve the purpose of Rotary.

Mr. Ofusuhene claimed that the outreach would not only bring health care to the area, but also affect the local economy as members would visit the various sites and spend money during their stay.

“An essential aspect of Rotary that we are looking for is economic development, that is another area of ​​interest. Once we get here, we buy food, we sleep in hotels. Some are out for sightseeing, some are climbing Mount Gemi and others,” he said.

Rotary Club of Ho extends optical services to residents of Amedzofe
The bleeding bay of the Rotary Club of Ho Amedzofe Medical Outreach.

About 128 pints of blood were collected for use by Ho University Hospital and Ketu South Municipal Hospital in Aflao.

The Rotary Club of Ho, which has been around for about 37 years, has undertaken about 200 projects in the Volta and Oti regions.

The projects covered the areas of health, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, economic development and environmental preservation.

He recently purchased and donated a mobile clinic van to Ho University Hospital at a cost of $198,000, undertaking a beautification project at Ho Rotary Center as part of his plans for the year. Rotary 2022/2023.

The year will also see the club embark on the back-to-school project, the breast cancer screening and awareness project, the donation of baskets to hospitals in the municipality of Ho, the Rotary public image project: montage from a Rotary billboard to Ho, the Dzemeni Global Maternity Grant Project among others.