Residents in the Northern region, particularly those from deprived communities, are to benefit from a free medical screening for glaucoma.
Glaucoma is a disease that affects the nerves of the eye, which can lead to permanent blindness.
The symptoms of glaucoma are not always immediately noticeable, so it is important to get regular eye exams.
Ghana is ranked number one in Africa and number two in the world for glaucoma prevalence.
To help raise awareness of the importance of early detection and treatment, GBO Ghana, a non-governmental organization, is offering free glaucoma screenings in the Northern region.