Kalyppo, one of Ghana’s most trusted natural juice brands for children will pilot Kalyppo Kares, a flagship corporate social responsibility effort that will bring much needed free community health screenings to families in underserved areas across Accra.
The families in four communities namely; Jamestown, Madina, Kwabenya, and Tema Community 1 will be first to benefit from Kalyppo Kares starting on August 15th 2015.
General health checkups are not often adhered to by most Ghanaians and in communities that are poor and underserved even less so.
“People tend to seek medical attention only when they feel sick,” says Nurse Sara N. Yeboah co-founder of Sangy Nursing Services.
“This usually leads to unnecessary and preventable health problems, and we hope by bringing health screenings to children of families that need them most that we can improve the overall health of these communities. “
Mrs Yeboah and her team will be the health partners doing the much needed health screenings on behalf of Kalyppo Kares. Sangy Nursing Services have excellent community health and medical experience and together they will work hand-in-hand with Kalyppo to serve these communities. In addition to the health screening Sangy Nursing staff will also provide basic nutrition and health education information to participants.
The children whose parents bring them to the health screening will also be treated to free fun and games set up on location for their amusement. There will be bouncy castles, face paint artists, music, surprise giveaways and much more.
“Children’s healthcare is vital to their growth, and education”, said Mr. Chris Ampadu, Kalyppo Kares Project Manager.
He said that the parents they consulted with in developing Kalyppo Kares were very excited about the project’s possibilities. Mr Ampadu further explained that they have reached out to priests, imams and traditional leaders in the selected communities to help spread the word about Kalyppo Kares. If this month long pilot is a success, Ampadu says Kalyppo Kares will be expanded to other regions in Ghana.
In this regard he said that Kalyppo was hopeful that community leaders and parents would do their best to ensure that participation is high so that their children will benefit from the free health screening.
If you are resident of Jamestown, Madina, Kwabenya, or Tema Community 1, be sure to look out for Kalyppo Kares as it comes through your community every Saturday from August 15th – Sept 5 2015.
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