The NaaTeley Foundation, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), has organized medical screening and mentorship programme for over 400 women at Doryumu, a town in the Greater Accra region.
The last Sunday gesture, formed part of this year’s Mother’s Day celebrations. Beneficiaries were screened for Hepatitis B, as well as checking of blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels and pelvic scanning.
A senior medical officer and founder of the Foundation, Dr. Bernice Borteley Bormai, also called Naa Teley, was impressed with the overall turnout of the event.
NaaTeley adopted the Doryumu community when she visited Dr. Raphael Nyarkotey, during the death of his father last year.
“….. My long awaited dream is to help and transform deprived communities by giving back to society so my heart is at peace now, due to this charitable project I have embarked upon,” she said.
Out of the over 400 participants that were screened, for hepatitis B, none tested positive for the virus.
Her major concern however,was to do with low hemoglobin levels of the beneficiaries for which she advised the consumption of iron rich food including kontomire and sea food.
Dr. Bornmai was supported by a specialist gynecologist, Dr. Theophilus Tay of King David Medical Centre, who provided gynecological services to the community and also by naturopathic medical students from the Nyarkotey College of Holistic Medicine, Tema community 7.
Dr. Naa Teley, also called on government to help establish a community health facility to help deliver quality healthcare for the people. She also called for support from corporate, charitable organizations and philanthropists, to help support her organization, the Doryumu community, and others nationwide.
Naa Teley Foundation, plans to provide a similar health screening project during this year’s Homowo festival in Nungua.
The NaaTeley Foundation, was founded this year with the simple mission to provide medical and health outreach programmes but also engages in advocacy and medical education programmes that target deprived communities in the country. It also provides mentorship to the youth in this areas and related communities.
The screening was sponsored by the Assemblies of God Church, Doryumu, and other benevolent organizations.