Broadcast journalist Spencer Kwabena Boateng Mensah after reporting on the outbreak of cholera in the Cape Coast metropolis, has decided to volunteer at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Hospital as part of his “spreading love” campaign.
The central regional correspondent for TV3, 3FM, & 3news.com told choicism.com that he is embarking on a three day humanitarian assistance for three hours each day at the university hospital.
He posted this photo on his facebook wall Monday night with the caption ‘When you do not only report cholera outbreak, but volunteer to #SpreadLove.’
Spencer launched a ‘#SpreadLove’ project at UCC in May 2016 to spread love throughout the world by way of advocating for global peace and humanitarian aids.
The Cape Coast School for the Deaf & Blind in Ghana, Happy Nest through the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance (SPUEF) in Russia and many others have had their share of his ‘#SpreadLove’ gesture.
The Ministry of Health confirmed 157 cholera cases within October 22 and November 2, out of which UCC hospital recorded 36.
‘I sensed there was pressure at the facility while reporting cholera, and the urge to assist the professionals was uncontrollable.’ Spencer recounted.
Health care professionals was extremely busy at the facility last week treating and discharging cholera patients.
Spencer recalled that in 2014, while reporting a similar outbreak, the congestion at the facility was nothing to write home about.
The humanist is squeezing time for the Public Health Unit of the hospital where officials have commended him for the action and have advised he keeps up his international humanitarianism.
Although the only background he has in the field of medicine is ‘Medical Ethics’, he does activities like recording data, weighing babies, and joining school health outreach programs which he says makes him happy.
UCC Hospital prides itself as the health facility of choice in the metropolis.
The journalist believes his reports and this humanitarian step contribute to the achievement of the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals 3 which hopes to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages by 2030.
Watch this space for the Spread Love music video coming soon.