The Ghana Police Hospital in partnership with an NGO commemorated World Kidney Day.
Today March 12, 2015 is World Kidney Day and to join in the global health awareness campaign which is focusing on the importance of the kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems.
The Ghana Police Hospital in partnership with Health Education on Wheels (HEOW), an NGO commemorated World Kidney Day through a series of screening tests for uniformed personnel and their families at the Police Hospital Dialyses Centre in Accra.
World Kidney Day is an international event which is observed each year to promote awareness and education about the importance of our Kidneys to our overall health.
The theme for this year's celebrations is "Kidney Health For All".
In solidarity with Event Highlights, “We invite everyone to drink a glass of water and give one too to celebrate their kidneys".
This is meant to be a symbolic gesture that helps to highlight challenges in tackling Kidney disease in vulnerable populations where poor water hygiene, lack of hydration and unhealthy choice of beverages are problems.
The Chief Inspector of Police (IGP), Mohammed Alhassan graced the occasion and highlighted the importance of the partnership in providing support for patients with chronic renal failure through kidney dialysis.
The free screening attracted patronage from police officers, fire service officers, immigration officers as well as the general public.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors for HEOW, Mr. Godfried Nyante expressed his delight at the turnout of the event.
Board Director, Dr. Sylvia J. Anie also encouraged participants to ensure that they are always well hydrated by drinking enough water and encouraged regular monitoring of one’s blood pressure.
Donations were received from The Enterprise Group who donated a new kidney dialysis machine and DMED Healthcare AG. Limited who also confirmed they were donating two kidney dialyses machines.