Okyeame Kwame Foundation together with MDS Lancet Laboratories, Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Roche and Ridge Hospital RPD on Saturday, offered free hepatitis B screening and vaccination to hundreds of people at James Town – Mantse Abgona in Accra.
More than 500 people benefitted from the charity event. Three hundred, out of the 500 beneficiaries, will go for the additional two injections at the Adabraka Ridge hospital, free of charge, to complete the entire course.
The Rapper observed that the youth turned out for the screening this year and expressed appreciation for the turnout. “I am really glad to see most of the young people come for the screening. This is to say that the youth is giving attention to health and this also indicates that we are moving in the right direction as a people,” says Okyeame Kwame.
He also told journalists that the charity screening and vaccination project is aimed at educating people about the disease and also helping curb it.
For his part, the president of the Theobald Hepatitis B Foundation, Mr. Theobald Owusu Ansah, called on the government to give much attention to Hepatitis B.
This year’s charity screening and vaccination had participants receive free bottled water and a book from Verna Water. Indomie, as part of the sponsors served Indomie instant noodles after the screening and vaccination.
The project was also backed by telecommunication giant MTN Ghana, Japan Motors, Kells Consult, Juben, Firm Bridges Communications, Edible Ice, Bella Roma, Wear Ghana, Ahead Media, Daily Guide, Spectator, Flex, Business and Financial Times, Ghanaweb, Ghanagist, Enewsgh, Y FM, Citi fm, Radio Gold, Live Fm, Viasat 1, Lynx TV, and GH One .