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Friday Born Designs Health Screening Day

Future of Ghana Alumni, Dr Emma Amoafo will be hosting a health screening day for adults and children in Branadi, a rural area in Ghana, West Africa on Saturday 22 April 2017 . As well as this,  she wants to install a borehole in the village to provide clean drinking water. Emma is  a UK trained doctor (GMC number 7494271) and regularly completes charitable projects in Ghana via my social enterprise, Friday Born Designs.

Dr Emma Amaofo and volunteer Ghanaian healthcare professionals will screen for high blood pressure, anaemia, and diabetes; and also calculate BMIs. They will then give educational lectures on how to prevent the illnesses that are being screened for, as well as others such as malaria, cholera and HIV. We also aim to be able to distribute anti-hypertensives, anti-hyperglycaemics, ORS, and simple analgesia such as paracetamol free of charge. Awinade is a hidden village with little access to free healthcare. I hope that this event will provide some medical attention to people who would have otherwise received none.

As a second generation Ghanaian , Emma am aware of some cultural attitudes that are detrimental to health; she hope’s to be able to dispel some of these through education. Years after I have left, the people of that village will remember our work as they use clean water from the borehole. This is Friday Born Designs’ fifth year of projects like this, and  she trusts that it will be the most impactful yet.

 

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Emma Amaofo Shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Black British Business Awards

2015 Future of Ghana pioneer Emma Amaofo year just keeps getting better! After being selected as top 30 u30 Ghanaian pioneer for our maiden publication. She also completed her Bachelor’s in Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) with a distinction in medical science and an intercalated BSc in Management. This qualified her to start working as a junior doctor from August this year

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Now to cap that all off she has now been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2015 Black British Business Awards in the Consumer and Retail sub-category under the Financial services category. The nomination came about due to her work with her fashion brand Friday Born Designs.

Friday Born Designs– pay homage to the motherland by using ‘African fabrics disguised in a British silhouette’ while simultaneously supporting the community back home in Ghana with all the proceeds from their sales going to charity.

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Emma recently travelled to Ghana to make a donation of the proceeds of Friday Born Designs to to Bless the Child International Home Orphanage in Kwahu and she hope’s to release a new collection before the end of the year.

We wish Emma the best of luck at the Awards Luncheon on the 20 October 2015 when the winners will be revealed

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