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Women Call For Grassroots Education On Swollen Stomach Disease

By: Robert Ayanful-Ag. Swd.

The leader of the Women’s Fellowship of the Damascus Christian Ministry Int. Mrs. Elizabeth Gyasi- Acheampong has called for grassroots education on the emergence of the disease that affects the liver, causing the swollen stomach and legs of those affected.

Mrs. Elizabeth Acheampong who made the call during a special church service at Agona Swedru over the weekend said the disease condition has now become common among many Ghanaians in recent times that it needs special education among the people, especially those in the rural areas who often consider it as a spiritual attack.

Her call, according to her is as a result of this belief which numerous instances where family members of people who have developed the condition often sent the patients to prayer camps and shrines to seek healing, instead of going to the hospital for medical treatment.

She blamed the situation on ignorance and therefore advocated for grassroots education about causes and effects to help save more people from losing their life.

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