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Empowering Women, Enriching Communities: Renel Ghana Foundation’s World Health Day Celebration

On April 8, 2024, Renel Ghana Foundation hosted a significant event at the West Mamprusi Municipal Assembly Hall in Walewale to commemorate World Health Day. This brought together two large women-led farming groups namely; Sungataba and Sakintihi comprising of 60 participants in total. The focus of the event was to empower these women-led farming groups with essential knowledge about maintaining good health and ensuring access to healthcare services as women are at the centre of sustainable development. Under the theme “My Health, My Right,” the foundation collaborated with the Municipal Health Directorate to conduct an informative session aimed at educating women on their rights to health and the importance of a balanced diet for overall well-being.

The educational session provided valuable insights into various aspects of health and nutrition, emphasizing the significance of adopting healthy lifestyle practices. Participants were encouraged to assert their rights to healthcare services and prioritize their health needs especially on anaemia as it was the most health issue in the municipal. Participants were advised on blood giving locally accessible foods and how to plan their families as a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, the session facilitated open discussions, allowing attendees to share their experiences and concerns regarding health-related issues. . Participants felt empowered to voice their concerns and seek support for their health needs, contributing to a sense of unity and solidarity within the community.

As part of the event, health screenings were conducted for the attending farmers. These screenings covered essential health parameters such as blood pressure, blood sugar levels, temperature, and Body Mass Index (BMI). The screenings aimed to identify any underlying health issues and provide necessary guidance for further medical intervention if required. By offering access to healthcare services, the event sought to address existing health concerns and promote proactive health management within the community.

The presence of esteemed dignitaries added significance to the occasion. Representatives from the Walewale Chief’s Palace, the Chief Imam of Walewale, and a representative from the Municipal Chief Executive office attended the event, demonstrating their support for the cause. Their participation underscored the collaborative efforts towards promoting community health and well-being.

Such initiatives are essential for fostering a culture of good health and well-being (SDG 3) within communities, ultimately contributing to sustainable development and livelihoods. Renel Ghana Foundation extends its gratitude to all participants, dignitaries, and collaborators whose contributions made the World Health Day celebration a resounding success. Special thanks to the Municipal Health Directorate and the esteemed dignitaries for their support and commitment to promoting community health.

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