Firm Health Ghana Foundation (FHGF), is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit, patient focused and humanitarian organization interested in prevention of kidney disease by early detection through screening and awareness creation through education.
It was registered with the Registrar General Department of Ghana, under the company’s act 1963 (act 179) as a company limited by guarantee in July 2012. Our office is located at Tamso Estate Junction opposite Christian Lodge Motel in Tarkwa, in the Western Region of Ghana.
Short - medium term goal
Our short term goals are to implement, Kidney Early Evaluation & Prevention (KEEP) programme, for corporate institutions, churches, social clubs and organizations and some deprived communities in and around Tarkwa Nsuaem Municipality. This includes.
Identify, educate and create awareness on the effects of the major organs in the body and identify people with such problems.
Create a bridge between the suggested kind of treatment and using alternatives (herbal medicine and orthodox medicine).
Introduce free community health screening exercises .
Organise forums, seminars, workshops, etc to spread information on good living habits at the new Tarkwa Government Hospital.
This programme takes renal screening exercise to the door step of the people. This would seriously be supported by our weekly radio awareness creation and education programme on Dynamite Fm and a Quarterly Health Walk
Your Health, Our Concern
To promote good kidney health through education, advocacy and support
We are guided by the values of Influence, Volunteerism and Team Excellence as a foundation
Public Health Radio Education Program on Dynamite FM (88.9) dubbed “Wápɔwmu dzen y3ε h3n Dadwen” (Your Health, Our Concern) – Started March 2013 and is ongoing.
Monthly 5 Km health walk dubbed FIRMWALK (Started in May, 2016) and ongoing
Over the years we have screened over 7000 people through our free community renal screening project dubbed Kidney Early Evaluation Project (KEEP). Since the inception of the project, we have organized several public education and free kidney screening exercises at the following places: University of Mines & Technology (UMaT) – World Kidney Day Celebration ‘13, T&A Park (Tarkwa) – Republic Day Celebration 2013, Huni-Valley (Bogoso - Prestea) - World Kidney Day Celebration 2014, Dzodze (Volta Region) - Republic Day Celebration 2014, 2015 and 2016, Tarkwa Divisional Police Headquarters (Tarkwa) – Founders Day Celebration 2014, Konfoase, Sekondi-Takoradi - World Kidney Day Celebration 2015, Tarkwa Local Prisons (Tarkwa) – Founders Day Celebration 2015, Tarkwa Local Prisons (Tarkwa) – Founders Day Celebration 2015, Yareyeya Community (Tarkwa) – Founders Day Celebration 2016, Nzulezu (Beyin, Ellembelle) - World Kidney Day Celebration 2017, Atuabo Community (Beyin, Ellembelle) – Founders Day Celebration 2017, Atuabo Community (Beyin, Ellembelle) – Founders Day Celebration 2017, Atuabo Community (Beyin, Ellembelle) – Founders Day Celebration 2017