- A 24-year-old passionate Ghanaian nurse, Abigail Araba Ayensu, is using social media to make great impact online
- The young health worker who is a strong advocate for disease prevention educates the public on health practices on her social media handles
- Araba has plans of setting up an NGO that would educate girls in rural communities about their reproductive health
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Abigail Araba Ayensu, a young Ghanaian nurse is creating awareness about healthy living online through her social media handles.
In an interview with YEN.com.gh, the 24-year-old revealed that she decided to undertake the initiative after it dawned on her that it is the best way to approach wellness.
"Everyday, I meet both physically and mentally ill individuals in my facility and community. I soon realized that most of them have little or no knowledge about their condition not to talk about prevention. I believe that by educating people about diseases and their effects on the quality of their health, they would definitely modify their habits to ensure good health. Prevention, always, is worth a pound of cure.
According to the young health worker whose videos are already touching hundreds of lives on YouTube, WordPress, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok, she grew up wanting to work as a professional in the hospital.
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In her own words,
"I always wanted to be a doctor. After junior high school, I went to Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School where I studied science and started researching about health issues. My late dad always had time to read my research work on any health issue and he would always write a word of encouragement to keep me going.
The young nurse added:
I miss those moments where my late dad would call me to the living room only to have a conversation about his health, the food he should eat and avoid as well as medications. This always urged me to read a lot because I didn't want to disgrace myself in front of him. I always seemed ready for any question he threw at me and I loved that. He was indeed my number one fan.
From high school, Araba went ahead to study Nursing at the University of Cape Coast.
Speaking about her future aspirations, the passionate nurse says she intends to establish an NGO soon to tackle the issue of menstrual health and hygiene among young girls in rural communities.
Her first project happened on September 19, 2021, and she is in the process of registering an NGO.
There would be other charity works alongside but menstrual health and hygiene will be the focus. My first project happened on September 19, 2021, and I'm still in the process of registering an NGO.
Ghanaian market woman on TikTok
In another story, Aunty Ernestina Ohenewaa, a Ghanaian woman who sells at the market, has become the newest sensation on TikTok, an app that is mostly used by teenagers.
The woman has been cracking ribs online with her creative videos in which she does lip-synch over hilarious comments made by popular people.
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