More than 2000 children between two and 12 years at James Town and its environs in Accra have benefitted from a free deworming exercise.
They were given Benzil 400, Tanzol, Mebendazole oral suspension among other medications aimed at improving on their health as well as preventing them from anaemia, worm infestation and other illnesses.
The Amerley Adjaidoo Heart of Kindness Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organisation, funded the Gh¢7,800.00 medical exercise for children drawn from communities in the Odododiodioo Constituency including James town, Bukom, Ashtead palladium among others.
Mr Adjaidoo Amarteifio Frimpong, the Country Director of the Foundation, said the de-worming exercise, which seeks to improve the health of children in the community, was part of efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages.
He said health, education and employment made an individual complete, hence the Foundation’s resolve to contribute towards improving the three areas of people in the community and the country at large.
He gave the assurance that the Foundation would continue to support the health of people to improve their living standards.
Public health nurses from the Ussher Polyclinic and community volunteers administered the medicines to the beneficiary children,
Madam Solace Akorfa Deku, Senior Community Health Nurse at Ussher Polyclinic, said children aged two years and above were supposed to be de-wormed every six months because “They pick up worms as they play and this exercise will help to get rid of the worms and improve on their health.”
She said the free health exercise would therefore afford the opportunity to as many children as possible and encouraged the Foundation to organise the exercise on regular basis.
Madam Deku recommended frequent hand washing to the children to prevent them from worm infestation and other illnesses.
The Amerley Adjaidoo Heart of Kindness Foundation was established in 2016, and has made annual donations to improve on education and healthcare delivery in the community.