Level 400 students of Family Health Medical School (FHMS) went to the town of Bukoshie to assess the health status of its inhabitants. This was in fulfillment of requirements for their Community Health Course. With permission from the Teshie Mantse, the indigenes shared the culture and traditions of Bukoshie with the students. One hundred and thirty-five households were selected for the interviews, using questionnaires designed by the students and pre-tested at Mangoase also in Teshie.
In a short ceremony, the class presented their findings to the Faculty and a section of invited guests and recommended ways to help improve the health status of the Bukoshie community. Addressing the students, the founder of FHMS, Prof. Enyonam Yao Kwawukume urged the students to continue with the teamwork exhibited in the Bukoshie Community Health Project. He said, the only way to excel was to imbibe team spirit in their academics, as their chosen profession requires lots of such traits. He also advised the students to go back to the community to educate them on health issues that will emanate from their lifestyles and ways to live in a clean and healthy environment.
Prof. Martinson, a member of the Faculty at the Community Health Department of the University of Ghana Medical School, implored the students to make available their findings and recommendations to the Municipal Health Directorate and read and research more on other tropical non-communicable and chronic diseases.
Other invited guests to the ceremony included; Dr.Susu Kwawukume, founder, FHMS and Chief Medical Director, Family Health Hospital, Dr. Fleischer-Djoleto, Dean of Students, FHMS, Dr. Rebecca Acquaah-Arhin, Medical Coordinator, Family Health Hospital and other members of staff.