The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Asafo- Agyei hospital, Archbishop Prof. Dr. Asafo-Agyei Anane Frimpong, has explained that people lacked knowledge of the piles disease and as such considered it a casual agent for every disease, adding that as part of its mandate the foundation would educate and provide medical services on the diseases to people in Ghana and across the globe.
According to him, the foundation would visit parts of Ghana, the United States of America (USA), the United Kingdom (UK) and other countries as part of its campaign to use medical tourism in the treatment of piles.
Dr. Anane Frimpong was addressing the press after receiving the Africa International Award of Merit from the West Africa International Press Limited (WAI) for his contribution to the medical profession and impact on society.
The Archbishop and 38 others were recognized for their role in impacting society through job creation and individual merit at the international conference on graduate unemployment in Africa held in Accra recently.
Dr. Dee Otibu-Asare, the Executive Director of the institute, said it was not appropriate to leave the economic integration design of Africa to the governing class alone in view of the challenging trends in today’s world.
Since it started about 26 years ago, the Asafo hospital had been noted for the non-surgical treatment of piles, and people from different parts of the world have visited the hospital for treatment as the facility boasts of the lowest recurrent rate of piles disease of seven percent, compared to 20 percent in other parts of the world.
The event brought together top economists and finance experts to deliberate on a lasting solution to graduate unemployment in the country and the West Africa sub-region.
The West Africa International Press Limited (WAI) organizes seminars and trade missions annually in the Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) sub-region with the ultimate aim of fostering cooperation among member countries.
Source: therepublicnewsonline.com/Nsiah Yeboah, Kumasi