Projects & Dinner
It is said all that God created was good. Goodness can also be achieved after birth even with a malformation. It is no fault of these children when they are born with anorectal malformations. It never makes it the end of life, these individuals just have an opportunity to begin life twice. There are doctors now capable of correcting these malformations, so hope is never farfetched.
In this life, there are few things which give one complete satisfaction and joy and one of these things is helping to put a smile on the faces of the disadvantaged in society. It is for this reason that the KNUST Medical Students’ Association (MSA) was founded and for twenty-eight years medical students have tried to give society its due through various means. In 2008, a committee was set up to engage in a yearly project for the good of society.
Various projects have been undertaken in the past years and include
2008: Save My Smile- which targeted Cleft Palate and Cleft Lip
2009: Reproductive Health Awareness
2010: Childhood Malformations...break the silence- with Clubfoot being the principal focus
2011: Lifestyle diseases, your health in your hands- this project was mainly an educational one where various communities were informed of certain diseases that may be prevented by introducing changes in their lifestyle. An amount of Ȼ1000.00 was donated to the Malnutrition Unit of the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
2012: Save a child, Save a smile, Be their miracle- this project targeted Burkett’s Lymphoma, a curable cancer in children. The aim was to raise funds to pay for the treatment of as many children with the disease as possible. This project is still ongoing.
2013: Hydrocephalus….Drain the pain- This project sought to pay for the surgeries of needy children with hydrocephalus and to eradicate the stigma that comes
2014: Medical Toolbox provided essential medical equipment needed for effective running of a paediatric unit and the beneficiaries for the project were Manhyia hospital and the paediatric surgery department of Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
2015: Cervical Cancer this project mainly provided free medical screening for women above 35 years. Early diagnosis reduces the rate of mortality associated with cervical cancer.