GHANA — The Telecel Ghana Foundation has successfully conducted its free bimonthly rural ultrasound scans for over 320 pregnant women in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

This significant achievement was highlighted by Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson, Head of Foundation, Sustainability, and External Communications at Telecel Ghana, during an interview with the Ghanaian Times. 

As part of the Foundation’s Connected Health programs, this initiative specifically reached 251 women in Kpatia and 76 women in Denugu, both located within the Garu District of the Upper East Region.  

Since its inception, the Rural Ultrasound Scan initiative has been dedicated to improving maternal and child health in Ghana by providing essential health services to pregnant women in underserved and rural communities. 

Rita Agyeiwaa Rockson emphasized the critical importance of access to prenatal care for the health and well-being of both mothers and their children. 

She explained that the Rural Ultrasound Scan project is designed to bridge the healthcare accessibility gap in rural areas, ensuring that expectant mothers receive the necessary medical attention during their pregnancies.  

“Access to prenatal care is essential for the health of both mother and child, Our Rural Ultrasound Scan project bridges the healthcare accessibility gap in rural areas, ensuring that expectant mothers receive the necessary medical attention during their pregnancies,” Rockson stated. 

In addition to conducting ultrasound scans, the initiative also prioritizes educating women about pregnancy health.  

This aspect of the program is crucial in fostering awareness and encouraging proactive healthcare management among pregnant women.  

By educating women on pregnancy health, the Telecel Ghana Foundation aims to empower them with the knowledge needed to maintain healthy pregnancies and prevent complications. 

The early identification of potential complications is a key objective of the Rural Ultrasound Scan initiative. By detecting issues early, the program helps reduce maternal and infant mortality rates, thereby promoting healthier pregnancies and births.  

 This proactive approach ensures that any complications are managed promptly, significantly improving the health outcomes for both mothers and their babies. 

Rita Rockson also expressed the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting maternal health across Ghana.  

She highlighted that through their continuous efforts, they hope to make a tangible difference in the lives of many women and their families.  

The Rural Ultrasound Initiative stands as a testament to the Telecel Ghana Foundation’s dedication to improving the lives of Ghanaians, particularly those residing in rural and underserved communities.  

This initiative exemplifies the Foundation’s mission to enhance healthcare accessibility and outcomes for vulnerable populations. 

Rita concluded that the Foundation would continue to prioritize healthcare interventions, with the anticipation of further positive outcomes benefiting more women and families in the future.  

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