NUGS Nationwide Emergency  Outreach Commences

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…Over 86 Volunteers at Post

Over 86 volunteers already at post at Yendi SHS | Tempane SHS | Asanteman SHS | SP Hohoe SHS | Bawku SHS | Zuarungu SHS | Accra Academy | Sunyani Senior High | Berekum SHS | St Monica’s SHS |  Ola SHS| Accra Girls etc

Following onerous tabulations and pairings of volunteers who are to embark on an outreach against the unabated widespread of swine flu and meningitis in some parts of the country, the National Union of Ghana Students (NUGS) and its allied health bloc National Health Students Association of Ghana (NAHSAG) exercise has begun as scheduled today, December 20, 2017 across the various regions with teams already filing preliminary reports on observations. 

In a detailed roadmap of the N.E.I.P FluMen prepared by the Union published today in the media, the first phase has seen over 86 health graduates out of the 480 commenced the outreach today. The total number shall be realized in the cause of phase 1 and phase 2 which would include large scale data collection and analysis. 

The President of NUGS and team leader, Frank Amoakohene, and his counterpart of the NAHSAG, Richard Osei-Yeboah, earlier yesterday spent almost the whole day, ensuring that the postings and parings were done properly.

The General Secretary, Kabu Nartey, conveyed several meetings between the two and virtual ones between the newly recruited volunteers. More volunteers continue to show interest and undergo some brief scrutiny and interview before being  added to the official Save-Our-SHS-Students page for further instructions. 

The teams, especially the delegation earmarked for SP Hohoe Senior High School in the Volta Region ; the Asanteman Senior High School in the Ashanti zone ; the Tempane Senior High; Bawku SHS; Yendi SHS; Accra Academy; Berekum SHS; St Monica’s; Ola SHS among othees started the outreach this morning  around 7am, and were expected to end at 5pm. They go with some data-collection tools, to record observations and responses. They were expected to interact with health professionals in the various sick bays of targeted SHS as well as visit the larger community to speak to students and youth on vacation and parents. 

Intermittently, the leaders of delegations will liaise with Regional Bloc Heads to file media reports on findings in order to inform the publics and the mainstream media. 

Meanwhile, a delegation arrived in Tempane SHS in the Upper West Region yesterday. 

In a related development, the World Health Organization, Ghana, (WHO) in a petition to the Minster of Health dated December 19, 2017, acknowledged receipt of the petition from the National Union of Ghana Students.

This shall be made available to the public in subsequent briefs. 

More updates soon…

See attached photos of some volunteers at work :

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