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DUSAF’s Health Screening in Luom Community

DUSAF in collaboration with SCAT and some of our volunteers conducted free health screening for the people of Luom community in the Osudoku traditional area, Eastern Region.

The bus took off on Friday at the Osu Salem secondary school exactly 6pm and arrived at our destination around 9:20pm. It was an interesting trip, good interactions between our volunteers and other organization who joined us on the bus.

The next day which was the main program (21st October) started exactly 8am. This time we had the old aged and middle aged partaking in the screening of which children were few.

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We started off by taking their details, moved on to check their BP, proceeded to check for malaria. After they moved on to get their their blood glucose levels checked and then went for consultation with the doctors. Some were given drugs because they were reactive to malaria. Breast screening was done as well for the women.

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During the exercise, the chief of the community and the assembly man came through to see to how things were carried out. We screened about 200 people in total. The program came to an end at 2:00pm.

It was an educative, insightful and fun experience. We would to thank DUSAF for bringing us on board for this exercise and our volunteers that were present at the exercise.

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Ahaban Mobile Shelter Program 2

The second Ahaban Mobile Shelter Program took place on the 16th September, 2017 at the Ebenezer Presby Church Osu. The program comprised of medical screening, food and clothes donation exercise for a total number of 200 children.

The program started at 10:30am with a health talk on Cervical Cancer by a representative from the Ghana Cervical Cancer Ambassadors. This also included a talk on personal hygiene and hygiene in relation to the environment.

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This was followed by a Malaria Health Screening Session. This had the children going through various stages of the screening process. The details of the children were first recorded, this included their names, height and weight. After this, blood samples from the children were taken. This was to determine their malaria status. As a bonus, vitals of the children were taken to ensure they were not only malaria free but healthy as well.

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Clothes were donated to the kids as well as food, drinks, water and entertainment were provided as well.

The entire event came to end at 5pm.

We would like to thank our sponsors, Golden Heart Foundation, Ghana Cervical Cancer, Mensdo Beverage, Image Paint, Compassion Foundation, Dusaf Foundation, Frozzen Second, Yes Chef and TIC Ghana.

Special thanks to Compassion Foundation and Osu Presby Church for their partnership and providing us with the location for the exercise, The Medical Team for the dedicated services and to all our volunteers that were present.

 

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#GreenAtHeart :- Taylor Swift Makes ‘Very Sizable Donation’ to Houston Food Bank After Hurricane Harvey

Giving back. Taylor Swift is the latest star to step up and lend a helping hand to those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Texas.

According to the Houston Food Bank, the 27-year-old entertainer donated an unknown, but “sizable” amount of money to aid victims of the devastating storm, which has cost at least 44 people their lives.

“Taylor Swift has generously made a very sizable donation to Houston Food Bank in honor of her mother who graduated from the University of Houston,” the facility wrote of the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer on Facebook on Friday, September 1. “We thank you, Taylor, and we thank everyone for donating to help rebuild our community. #houstonstrong.”

This isn’t the first time Swift has shelled out cash for those in need either. Over the years, she’s donated money to sick fans, victims of the 2016 Tennessee wildfires and the 2008 Iowa flood.

Although the Grammy winner has not commented on the donation herself, she joins a list of charitable celebs that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Sandra Bullock, Tyler Perry, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, and NFL player J.J. Watt.

 

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Ahaban GLF Mobile Shelter Program

Our first AHABAN MOBILE SHELTER PROGRAM kicked off on 5th August 2017 at Christ The King Parish Church. The program was sorely into Medical Screening(Hepatitis b & Malaria) and food donation exercise.

We had a total number of 61 kids for the medical screening with the help of our awesome medical team. The program started at 9:45 am with an introduction of what the whole exercise is about and word of encouragement to the kids by program coordinator Adwoa Darkoa, then proceeded to an opening prayer by a Priest and finally a short talk by one of the medical assistant.
After all these the screening started in sections, kids went through first section which was checking their pressure, weight and height, moved on to the next section which was taking samples of their blood for hepatitis b and malaria test, moved onto the next to check their sugar level and last but not the least checking their vitals, all these were recorded onto medical slips. After all the tests being taken the final stage was testing the samples to get results for hepatitis b and malaria.

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We got a DJ to entertain the kids through the exercise , food, drinks and cookies  were served to the kids.
We were privileged to have the likes of Eli Kharis and Regina Van-Helvert volunteering alongside with our volunteers. The exercise ended around 2:00pm .

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A big thank you to Christ The King for allowing us use their premises for this exercise. Special thanks to our sponsors, Rese Bakes, Mensdo Bissap , Cuppa Cappuccino, Frozzensecond, Yes Chef and last but not the least our dedicated volunteers that showed up.

 

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#GreenAtHeart – Madonna Opens A Children’s Hospital In Malawi

Madonna opened a children’s hospital in Malawi on Tuesday. The hospital is called Mercy James, and is named after one of the pop star’s adopted daughters. The hospital was funded by the singer’s Raising Malawi charity, which she founded in 2006.

The state-of-the-art children’s hospital is located in Blantyre, Malawi.
Madonna said in a statement ahead of the opening ceremony that “Malawi has enriched my family more than I could have ever imagined.”
“It’s important for me to make sure all my children from the country maintain a strong connection to their birth nation, and equally important to show them that together, humans have the power to change the world for the better,” she said.

 

The medical facility also boasts a playroom, an outdoor play structure and inspirational murals curated by Madonna and created by artists she brought to the country.
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#GreenAtHeart – The Weeknd Donates $100,000 To French Montana’s “Unforgettable” Campaign

The RnB singer, The Weeknd donated $100,000 to help French Montana’s “Unforgettable” campaign.

The singer has reportedly donated $100,000 to the Suubi Health Center, a maternity and children’s medical facility in Budondo, Uganda. The ‘Starboy’ hitmaker was inspired to support the center after learning of his friend French Montana‘s work with Global Citizen and Mama Hope to help raise awareness for Suubi and the people of

The Weeknd’s donation enabled Suubi to complete construction of the first floor of the maternity clinic and increase its capacity of serving 56,000 people to 260,000 people.

French Montana also donated $100,000 to Suubi and launched an online campaign called #Unforgettable that has helped fund a blood bank, premature incubators, cribs and other maternity supplies.

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#GreenAtHeart – Eminem Helps Raise Money For Manchester Terrorist Attack Victims

Eminem comes through for Manchester. The self-proclaimed “bad guy who makes fun of people that die” continues to prove that there’s a heart of gold behind the Slim Shady persona.

Marshall Mathers took a break from (hopefully) working on his new album to pledge an undisclosed amount toward the the JustGiving page set up to assist families hurt by the recent act of terror that occurred in Manchester at the top of the week during an Ariana Grande concert has put the entire world on notice, with ISIS claiming responsibility for the bombing that left 22 adults and children dead and more than 100 injured.

Taking to his sparsely used Twitter account, Marshall Mathers showed his humane side by urging his 20-million-strong following to donate through the British Red Cross as well the Manchester News Desk.

“Join me in helping Manchester victims & their families, Make a donation to the @BritishRedCross and @MENnewsdesk,” Slim Shady tweeted as the outlined goal of £2,000,000 ($2,562,650 USD) had been set.

The total currently stands at more than £1.6m and is part of a pot now totalling £4.1m after being merged into the We Love Manchester Emergency Fund, set up with the Red Cross and the council.

On a side note, Ariana Grande herself returned to social media to reveal she will be returning to the city for a benefit concert. “I’ll be returning to the incredibly brave city of Manchester to spend time with my fans and to have a benefit concert in honor of and to raise money for the victims and their families,” she tweeted.

 

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#GreenAtHeart – Nicki Minaj Has Been Quietly Donating Money To A Village In India

Nicki Minaj has continued to highlight her philanthropic work, sharing details on Instagram of her continued donations to a village in India over the past few years.

“This is the kind of thing that makes me feel the most proud,” Minaj wrote on Instagram. “The money I’ve sent to this village in India for the last couple years [via my Pastor Lydia Sloley], has gotten them a Computer Center, a Tailoring Institute, a Reading Program and 2 WATER WELLS. We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some ppl don’t even have clean water. Blessings to India. Our work is far from done.”

Another post showed a group of women praying, and Minaj wrote, “I’m so proud of our sisters in India. God is so good. Their desire was to have water wells & places where they can worship, places where they can learn technology, computers, reading, etc. We’re just getting started. These women are us and we are them!”

The Queens native recently offered financial help for students struggling with loan payments and announced plans to launch a charity to support students with similar debt and tuition burdens.

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Ahaban GLF’s Fund Raiser for Ebenezer’s Brain Tumor Surgery

Ebenezer Oppong is a 20 year old banking and finance student at University of Professional Studies (UPSA). He developed a brain tumor and is fighting for his life. His surgery will take place on 1st June 2017. The total mount needed for his surgery is GHS 15,000 The amount raised so far is GHS 8,000. We’re appealing to everyone to help donate towards his surgery in order to get him back to school and the promising life he has.

You can donate 10GHS (Visa Card, Mastercard or Mobile Money) directly via this link: