Halo Medical services a medical consultancy in Ghana organized the last hepatitis B vaccination for the Cherubs orphanage located at Apire in Kumasi over the weekend.
Some sixty beneficiaries comprising orphans and care- givers have been vaccinated over a period. The screening and vaccination started on May 13, 2017 with a free eye screening with the national Optometry Students Association from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) with a similar exercise subsequently.
Speaking to Ultimate News on the sidelines of the vaccination, Managing Director of Halo Medical Services Dr. Hamza Asumah says that he never passes an opportunity to give back to society and hoped for more collaboration from well meaning Ghanaians.
“We started this exercise 3years ago with the main aim of ensuring that these kids living in such confined environments are at least protected from hepatitis B infection. It has become a company policy to ensure that as part of our corporate social responsibility at least one orphanage benefits from a free hepatitis B screening and vaccination every year. We are happy to have completed our 2017 project which was carried out at the Cherubs orphanage, Santasi”.
“Soon we will engage a new orphanage in this exercise for the year 2018. We couldn’t have done this without the dedication and support of Eno Heritage Foundation, the optometry students association of KNUST and the PP hype crew. We hope more well meaning Ghanaians will come on board to make this exercise last for so many more years to come” he added.
Sharing her experiences as part of the team the Managing Director of the Eno Heritage Foundation, Eno Safo said she was pleased with the outcome of the vaccination and hoped for bigger better things in 2018.
“It was a delight seeing the faces of these little ones and knowing that in one way or the other, we have prolonged their lives even if they don’t understand it now they will one day and be thankful that Hepatits B is one thing they won’t have to worry about. I’m certainly grateful to Halo Medical Services for the opportunity as well as the support from the National Optometry Students Association and the PP Hype Crew. We hope that more people in society will come on board to make it bigger and better to help these young ones and not turn their backs when need be,” she said.
The management and Children at the Cherubs Orphanage were extremely grateful for the concern shown their health.