The Executive Director of Health Aid West Africa (HAWA), a non-profit health organization, Madam Hawawu Issah Seini says women’s access to basic healthcare education is crucial in the development of every nation. According to her, access to basic healthcare education is one of the surest ways of building healthy population, indicating that a healthy population is a prerequisite for accelerated development.
Madam Hawawu observed that many women in the world, especially those in developing countries, are suffering from preventable and manageable diseases due to lack of basic healthcare education. She added that others have lost their lives under such circumstances.
According to her, diseases like breast cancer, obstetric fistula, malaria and cholera, which are claiming the lives of any women while others are deformed, are preventable and manageable.
The Executive Director of Health Aid West Africa said this in a release to make this year’s International Women’s Day. The day was celebrated under the theme, “Make It Happen.” The International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8, every year to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women.
Touching on the theme, Madam Hawawu said women needed to be healthy to take part in socio-economic and political engagements and development process
She therefore called on all stakeholders to explore new technologies and innovative ways of making basic healthcare education accessible to women, especially those in the rural communities, to reduce preventable medical conditions which threaten the lives of women.
Health Aid West Africa (HAWA) is currently running a radio programme on health, dubbed, “Radio Clinic” aired on Bishara Radio, a Tamale-based radio station every Thursday between 21:00 and 22:30 GMT. The programme, which seeks to provide basic healthcare information while cultivating health seeking habit among listeners, is collaboration among HAWA, Global Media Foundation (GLOMEF) and Bishara Radio.
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