Benekie Foundation a formal advocacy organization focused on creating awareness on most non-communicable diseases, has launched the Ghana Health and Wellness Fair 2019.
The launch was held at the Ministry of Health in Accra on October 31, 2019.
Founder of the organization Ms. Benedicta Nartey says Ghanaians focus solely on communicable diseases like HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B among others and leave non-communicable diseases like stroke, heart attacks.
Benekie Foundation wants to sensitize Ghanaians to pay more attention to these non-communicable diseases which are not easily detected from the onset.
Benekie as part of activities for the Ghana Health and Wellness Fair will embark on free screening exercises and also provide some form of education on how to live a healthy lifestyle to prevent these kinds of non-communicable diseases.
Ms. Benedicta Nartey founder of Benekie Foundation (right) and Ms. Katherine Berkoh (left )
Ms. Katherine Berkoh (left top) who is the founder of Endo Charity and an Endometriosis advocate also shared her experiences at the launch and urged participants to make it a habit of checking on their health regularly.
Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis
Dr. Dennis Bortelabi Bortey who was one of the special guests at the occasion also threw more light on how Ghanaians contact these non-communicable diseases and what we can do as a nation to reduce the deaths these diseases contribute to.
He provided statistics that showed that over 60% of Ghanaians die from non-communicable diseases.