Lesedi Foundation, a non-profit organization, has held a free medical screening exercise for residents of Tema Community Two in the Greater Accra Region.
The Foundation, in collaboration with the New Crystal Health Services, screened over 300 residents for Hepatitis B, HIV, blood sugar, among others.
The Foundation also presented textiles, used clothes, bags and shoes to over 400 residents.
Mrs Josephine Ami-Narh, Lead Organiser of Lesedi Foundation, said the medical screening exercise formed part of its annual programme dubbed Golden Bell in the City (GBiC).
She said the GBiC brought together residents of under privileged communities to be motivated and encouraged, song ministration, motivational speeches, primary health services and counseling.
Mrs Ami-Narh said Christmas was associated with joy and it was imperative that residents in the deprived communities were supported..
“In undertaking its activities, the foundation is looking forward to making a contribution to Ghana in achieving Goal One of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals by eliminating poverty and malnutrition by 2015,” she said.
Mrs Ami-Narh said the Foundation had embarked on several life transforming projects in deprived communities and rural areas by providing livelihood support through interventions and empowering the youth through structured career guidance, counseling and mentoring programmes.
The residents expressed their joy over the good gesture by the Lesedi Foundation and expressed the hope that it would continue to make positive impacts on the lives of the people, especially the needy ones. GNA