Over 500 hundred people in the gyematanhunu community in the Amansie central district have received free medical screening provided by pregnancy stress foundation a non governmental medical outreach. The outreach was on ” reaching out to mothers and children in deprived communities”
The long hours of screening focused on antenatal care with the goal of providing check-ups that can prevent potential health problems throughout the course of the pregnancy.
Madam Victoria Darko, the project director for PSF Ghana said bringing health care to the doorstep of the rural areas will reduce transportation cost of pregnant women travelling to seek medical care in the Urban areas. She further recommended that women should get well prepared before getting pregnant
Present at the screening were the district health director for Amansie central, Timothy Twumasi Mensah and 5 trainee nurses from both jacobu and Kumasi.
the programmes also brought together pregnant women and nursing mothers from nearby communities.
Thirty-two pregnant women in the Sunyani West District tested HIV positive in 2014, when they were screened at the antenatal clinic, statistics from the District Directorate of Health revealed.