The Medical Student Association (MSA) UCC chapter organized their health week celebration from Monday, 28th September 2015 to Sunday 4th October 2015. The health week started with a launching at the SMS Auditorium where the Dean of the School; Prof. Francis Offei , the UCC SRC President, together with some members of the faculty were present. “A Clean Nation, A Healthy people” was the chosen theme for the health week celebration as echoed by the acting president of MSA, Mr. Opoku.
On Tuesday, there was a debate on the topics: “The Government is not to blame for the June 3rd fire and flood disaster” and “The youth is to blame for the lack of creativity and innovation in the country” between level 100 to level 400, of which the level 300’s emerged the winning team. The evening was fun filled with indoor games like ludu, oware, draft, cards, snooker and table tennis. There was a health screening for students at the University Library forecourt on Wednesday morning. In the evening, there were two movie shows at the SMS Auditorium.
The movie collections involved an old African movie titled: “Love brewed in an African pot” written by Ekow Ansah and a 2015 action movie titled: “The Spy” written by Paul Feig. On Thursday, a health screening exercise was organized at the Amamoma community, one of the nearby villages around the University. The screening involved malaria, blood glucose, blood groupings, HIV and Hepatitis B. In addition, weight, height, BMI and blood pressure were also measured. An interclass Derkyi Challenge Football match was organised in the evening at the Medical hostel. A trip to Ankasa Rainforest and Busua Beach Resort was Friday’s activity.
Students wore their outing gears in their fun and exciting moment. Their smiles were like the glowing sunshine. They had lots of fun. To crown it all, an interfaculty football match, cooking competition and a live band music was organised on Saturday. The health week celebration was climaxed with a thanksgiving service at the Medical Hostel on Sunday. The success of the week celebration couldn’t have been complete without sponsorships from Frytol, Promacidol, Coca Cola, Pharmanova and Scrubs and Coats.