In January, Light for Children hosted a group of students from the College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia (USA). These students assisted in conducting medical screenings in community and school settings for HIV, blood sugar, blood pressure and Hepatitis B. Rates of Hepatitis B are worryingly high in Ghana for a preventable disease, and awareness levels are low.
William and Mary students and volunteer Carina Monstad conduct screenings at Banko Medical Centre
With the help of a local nurse, this group also educated senior high school students about HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis B.
Students demonstrate that you need multiple strategies to cross the river and achieve your goals. The first bridge (abstinence) doesn't always go as planned, so condom use and fidelity are also important.
A local nurse educates students at Banko Senior High School about Hepatitis B
Health screenings at the Muslim Mission High School
Caroline Nguyen and Shengxiao Yu of GlobeMed’s head office in Chicago also paid us a visit in January.
Caroline and Shengxiao with Mike
They observed our operations, conducted interviews, and discussed how to move forward in our partnership with Spelman and Morehouse Colleges.
Lisa Parsons and Shengxiao with the headmaster of the senior high school in Banko