Home News 600 benefit from Save Abee medical care in Mora Point
Approximately 600 residents of St Cuthbert’s Mission and Mora Point, Mahaicony Creek took advantage of the medical outreaches provided by the Save Abee Foundation on July 8 and 10.
This initiative was made possible by the Save Abee Foundation in collaboration with the Government of Guyana, the Cancer Institute, the Cheddi Jagan Dental School, the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association, CCB Eye Care, National Transfusion Service, GIVE Foundation and international and local doctors.
Medical care was provided for persons to obtain general checkups, Pap smear tests, VIA and prostate screening, HIV testing and counselling, tooth extractions, filling and cleaning, eye examinations, as well as receive free consultations from professional doctors and free medication. In addition, they were also recipients of toiletries and free reading glasses.
Many residents expressed appreciation towards being able to gain these services within their respective villages since it is expensive to travel to the Georgetown.
Save Abee Organisation also opted to provide residents with food hampers and clothing as a form of assistance to the families in the areas. Many children and the elderly were recipients of wheelchairs as well.
Having been registered in Guyana, the United States of America and Canada, over the years, this non-profit organisation has provided free computer education at its computer school located in Cotton Tree Village, West Coast Berbice, as well as promoting activities geared towards youth empowerment and education, community development, poverty reduction, and providing medical assistance.
After realising there was a need for medical assistance in Guyana, the foundation hosted its first medical outreach in 2014.
This event was well received by residents, and there was a call for the programme to continue, and so Save Abee Foundation continued annually, hosting medical outreaches in Guyana.
In 2016, the Foundation decided to carry out the medical activities at St Cuthbert’s Mission and Mora Point, Mahicony Creek.
These locations were chosen because of limited facilities available to residents and the difficulties they usually face in acquiring transportation to the city to obtain medical care.