Source : Eunice Cromwell FNP, MSN.
Disturbing images and video of the deplorable healthcare situation in their homeland, Ghana, raised concern among some immigrants from West Africa and caused them to come together to form the ELAB (Enriching Lives Across Borders).
Most of its members live in the greater Chicagoland area and have backgrounds in healthcare, business, and social service.
The primary focus of the group is to support self-sustaining, community-based approaches to health care delivery, specifically in maternal and pediatric health. They also envision to organize health fairs in and around Chicagoland to the benefit of all and Collaborate with other African or nonprofit organizations that also share the same goals and are taking innovative approaches to health care needs in Africa and beyond.
The first primary task of ELAB is a Community Health and Wellness Expo scheduled for October 13, 2018, at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana- Redemption Congregation premises, 741 E. 84th Street, Chicago IL from 11:00am-5:00pm.
The event will be educational and interactive, designed for preventive medicine and wellness screening of people in our community that may be underinsured or uninsured. Health topics to be discussed include such things as Medications, Nutrition, Counseling, Fitness, Women’s Health, Depression and much more. Health screenings such as Cholesterol, Diabetes, and Blood pressure will be provided free of charges as well by experienced healthcare providers.
This aggressive public health intervention is in partnership with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana- Redemption Congregation, The Ghana National Council and ELAB.
In anticipation of significant participation, ELAB will have in place a large volunteer force and vendors that will provide education on all aspects of health, wellness, fitness, and lifestyle improvements.
One cannot afford to miss out on this gargantuan health exposition for the benefit of community members.
ELAB members meet every second Saturday of the month. If you want to volunteer and be part of this ambitious organization or need more information, please contact Steve Dei 773-960-5416 or Mrs. Abena Brendu 630-730-9094.