Olam Agri Marks World AIDS Day With Free Voluntary Health Screenings For All Staff

Olam Agri, a leader in agri-commodity and food processing in Ghana, in observance of World Aids Day, has organised a free voluntary full medical screening exercise for all employees across the company’s various business locations in Accra.

This initiative, according to management of Olam Agri, was to provide education about the relevance of knowing one’s HIV/AIDS status and falls in line with the global theme for this year’s commemoration -"Rock the Ribbon" - which seeks to address issues of inequalities and stigmatisation which hold back the fight against HIV/AIDS.

In collaboration with Health Essentials, a Ghanaian healthcare and wellness specialist, the company set up mobile sites at vantage points across various business locations in Accra, providing a conducive environment for staff to visit and interact with medical professionals, seek counseling, and check their HIV status as well as sight/vision, Blood Pressure, and other significant medical checks.

Over 2,900 packs of condoms and HIV prevention brochures were also distributed to all employees to encourage progress in their usage in the fight against HIV/AIDS.