CHLiF-GH To Embark On Free Health Screening And Sensitization In Tepa Senior High School
Collins Healthy Liver Foundation-Ghana (CHLiF-Gh) is a non-profit health organization committed to creating awareness of liver health and its related diseases. Its focus is on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Hepatitis B.
The foundation was established in honor of Elder Collins Yeboah, a father of three daughters and a husband who lost his life because of late detection of organ (liver) damage.
The founder of CHLiF-GH, Francisca Kusiwaa Yeboah, sharing the family’s experience at the time, expressed that the pain and suffering their father had to endure before his death, and the heart-wrenching experience of the loved ones he left behind led to the need to create the awareness so that others don’t have to suffer the same ordeal.
“Two years ago, we watched our father experience a painful and swift health and physical deterioration due to late diagnosis of Hepatitis B. When the doctors realized our father’s persistent stomach ache was due to liver failure, it was unfortunately too late to save that important organ. He is no more. He left, along with the many hopes and dreams of the very people that looked up to him, sadly, to return no more.” This has been the inspiration of CHLiF-GH, the founder says
“We believe that irrespective of their busy schedule, no one should ever be in the dark when it comes to their health”.
CHLiF-GH, an organization committed to liver-related diseases mitigation and prevention, has stated its intention to embark on a free health screening for Hepatitis B and sensitization on liver-related diseases for the students and staff of Tepa Senior High School (Great Tess) in the Ashanti Region.
‘This year, on the 2nd year since his demise, the management of CHLiF-Gh have decided to engage the students and staff of Tepa Senior High School (Great Tess) and hopefully, we would be able to save a life or two.”
According to the management of the foundation, it focuses on health improvement, outreach and campaign especially in liver cancer and related illness through awareness creation, testing and vaccination.
Ms. Francisca Kusiwaa Yeboah mentioned that during the event, the students and their staff will understand that early detection of diseases can prevent sudden deaths and that not all diseases are a curse or have a spiritual connotation.
For us, early diagnosis means early treatment and early treatment would most likely preserve a life!