Basic health education for remote Ghanaian communities
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Basic health education for remote Ghanaian communities

A Ghanaian charity is providing basic health education and literacy to rural communities in the Volta region of Ghana.

Many of the health problems are due to a lack of education - such as not knowing the importance of washing hands or safe drinking water.

Health workers teach basic literacy, as well as health education. Villagers are now able to understand important information, such as details on when and how often to take tablets.

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