Viewers of the Vodafone Ghana Healthline TV show could now access more health information on their handsets through a special Vodafone short code.
A statement issued in Accra said using the short code 1788, viewers could text ‘H’ for daily tips and advice on staying healthy; ‘S’ to receive tips on sexual health and ‘M’ to know the real facts surrounding various health myths.
Mrs Carmen Bruce-Annan, Head of Corporate Communications at Vodafone Ghana, said the initiative was to extend the health education beyond the TV show because of the incredible number of questions received in the call for questions phase.
She said there was a clear need for information about health and the daily health tips would keep people better informed to help them take better decisions based on the expert and reliable information they would receive.
She noted that for 10Gp per a message, viewers and the general public could readily access and receive valuable information and advice they needed relating to specific health topics.
This week’s Healthline episode would see the panel of doctors answering questions on Ageing, while the kids’ corner explores the developmental milestones that children should reach and display as they grow, and sexual health related questions.
The episode also highlights two common age related conditions from two elderly people from the Brong Ahafo and the Upper East region.
“Mr Kweku Twumasi from Nsuatre was suffering from an enlarged prostate and Akologo Atanga from Vea, near Bolgatanga had been living with a genital prolapse until Vodafone Ghana stepped in to provide financial aid for the surgeries,” Mrs Bruce-Annan said.
The Vodafone Healthline is airs on Sundays on TV3 at 5.00pm, GTV at 8.30pm, eTV and Top TV at 8.00pm; it is then repeated on Wednesdays on Metro TV and Crystal TV at 8.30pm. GNA