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A medical technician draws a blood sample to screen for glucose and cholesterol at a free health screening as part of the National Urban League's Economic Empowerment Tour in Dallas, Texas June 13, 2009. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Jonmoore International Limited, a Ghanaian transport and specialist project logistics company is marking its 20th anniversary with health outreaches in the Volta region.

The company is supporting a group of dental specialists from the United Kingdom for a “United Kingdom Charity- Ghana Dental Roadshow” in Ve-Kolenu, Hohoe, Tsito and Abutia communities.

The dental team earlier visited Ve-Kolenu where Jonmoore is supporting the Eugemot Foundation to meet the needs of children at the Eugemot Orphanage and some pupils of the Peggy Good School under the management of Eugemot Foundation.

The outreach attended to about a 500 people including; children and the elderly, who were given dental screening, emergency surgery aside sensitisation workshops in the Hohoe Municipality.

Ms Sandra S. Amma Abrokwah, Corporate Manager, Jonmoore International said the Tsito and Abutia outreaches, in the Ho West District were expected to attract more people and stated the commitment of the Organisation to improving the socio-economic development of local communities.

“Health and wellbeing; education and mentoring; and infrastructural development are our key corporate social responsibilities and this is what we are doing with focus on local communities,” she stated.

Ms Abrokwah said the anniversary, scheduled for December this year, had other activities to celebrate and acknowledge clients and personnel of the Organisation.

Dr George Nana Brown, leader of the dental team and Dean of City of London Dental School’s Post Graduate Programme in West Africa noted that the neglect of dental education in Ghana was increasing the general disease burden.

The dental outreaches had support from the Hohoe Municipal Hospital and the University of Health and Allied Sciences.

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