Vodafone Ghana Foundation, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, through its Rural Ultrasound Scan project has carried out free medical screening for residents of Akramaman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region.
A total of 73 expectant mothers benefited from the exercise. Pregnant women underwent obstetric ultrasounds to assess the health of their uterus, ovaries, and the blood flow through the umbilical cord to the placenta. Additionally, some underwent pelvic scans which also assess the uterus, ovaries, and parts of the pelvis.
Addressing the gathering, Head of Vodafone Ghana Foundation, Reverend Amaris Nana Adjei Perbi reiterated Vodafone’s contribution to identify, address and prevent complications that arise during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum periods.
He also hinted at two major interventions; Instant Schools and Kindred community projects undertaken by the Foundation to improve the quality of education and health across the country.
According to him, the e-school has increased students’ ability to use technologies inside and outside the classroom. Instant Schools is an e-learning platform that aims to provide millions of young people in Africa with free access to online learning materials developed in conjunction with Learning Equality – a leading not-for-profit provider of open-source educational technology solutions.
Furthermore, Reverend Perbi explained that the foundation through its Kindred community program has helped to support rural areas with basic amenities crucial to the wellbeing of individuals.
The Assemblyman for the Akramaman electoral area, Daniel Kwabena Ampong, who spoke on behalf of the residents, thanked the team from Vodafone Ghana Foundation for the kind gesture.
The Rural Ultrasound Scan project is a partnership programme between Vodafone Ghana Foundation and the Divine Mother and Child (DMAC) Foundation to reduce maternal and child mortality using ultrasonography.