As part of efforts to enhance the well-being of members in its host communities, the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited (WAPCo) recently concluded its annual health outreach programme, delivering crucial eye care services to underprivileged residents in both the Western and Greater Accra Regions of Ghana.

From March 25 to 28, the programme cared for 1,311 individuals across five communities: Aboadze, Shama, Lower Inchaban, Dwomo, and Abuesi.

Participants in the programme received a comprehensive range of eye care services. These included vision tests, external eye exams, and retina scans, ensuring a thorough assessment of their eye health. They were also educated on preventive measures against common eye ailments. The initiative further provided medication and reading glasses to those who needed them.

Key statistics from the Western Region outreach were 308 individuals screened in Abuesi, 299 in Aboadze, 205 in Shama, 218 in Lower Inchaban, and 281 in Dwomo. Individuals who needed advanced treatment were referred to the appropriate institutions for further treatment.

The medical outreach team’s next stop was our Greater Accra Region host communities, where a two-day programme on April 10 and 11 served 535 residents in the Kpone and Tema Manhean communities.

The medical services were conducted by a dedicated team from the Korle Bu Eye Clinic department in Accra. Their expertise provided immediate care and facilitated referrals for those who needed specialised treatment. These included children and infants who required urgent attention to prevent permanent vision impairment.

The programme’s success is a testament to the collaborative effort of community leaders and local assembly representatives. Their active participation showcased a shared commitment to prioritise the community’s health needs and underscored the importance of partnering with our host communities to achieve developmental goals.

During the Greater Accra outreach, WAPCo representatives had the honour of meeting with the Municipal Chief Executive, Hon. Samuel Okoe Amanquah, who commended the initiative and pledged support for residents needing eye surgery.

WAPCo is grateful to all the medical professionals and other stakeholders whose participation made this programme a huge success.