West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) joined other stakeholders to discuss the strategies in implementing the 90.90.90 agenda at Mensvic Hotel in Accra on 13th January, 2016.
West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF) partnered StarrFM to organise free health screening for all mothers on May 7, 2016 at the Kasapa Car Park, Adabraka to commemorate the Mother’s Day celebration.
“Mother’s Day Celebration” which falls on the first Sunday of the month of May is celebrated annually to appreciate and remember mothers for their great work and achievements in the lives of their children.
As part of the celebration, Starrfm organised free health screening for all mothers in Adabraka and its surroundings.
The health screening included HIV testing, TB screening, breast cancer examination, cervical cancer screening, blood sugar level, cholesterol among other lab test.
West Africa AIDS Foundation (WAAF), a non-governmental organisation joined other organisations on March 24, 2016 to mark the World Tuberculosis (TB) Day at Mandela Park, Ashiaman in Accra.
The celebration which was on the theme “Unite To End TB” was in three sections including a community durbar to address issues relating to TB, free health screening and exhibition.
The National TB Control Programme (NTP) together with the Stop TB Partnership, Ghana organised a community durbar at the Mandela Park in Ashiaman. The durbar witnessed students from the various schools, invited guest, the Health Minister, Mr Alex Segbefia, traditional leaders, religious leaders, the media, among others.
At the durbar, community members were educated on some key issues relating to TB and the need to fight against it. Addressing the theme chosen for the 2016 World TB Day celebration, the Minister of Health, Mr Alexander Segbefia highlighted on the need for organisations, stakeholders and individuals to work together and unite to end TB.
To crown it all with some sort of entertainment, there was a cultural display and a drama with focus on reporting to health facility when one begin to experience severe cough paired with other symptoms.
WAAF team joined other health workers to conduct free health screening which included Blood pressure, Body temperature, weight and height check, TB screening and HIV testing services for the community members.
As part of the activities to commemorate the day, West Africa AIDS Foundation also joined the two other organisations to exhibit some of the TB materials and build more networks. WAAF had a good stand which was directly close to where all the invited guest and dignitaries were seated. This made it simple for them to visit the stand during the exhibition section and Alex Boakye, Project also interacted with them and informed them with the activities WAAF has and is still doing to fight TB in the country.